Understanding Your Community
Berwick Sand Bucket Brigade
There is no power
for change greater than
a community discovering
what it cares about.
MARGARET J. WHEATLEY
Learn more about your Community
Central to building a robust program is the process of getting to know your community's needs, resources, and what moves people to action. Once you better understand the landscape in which you're working, you can begin the all-important effort of developing relationships, fostering commitment, and mobilizing your community.
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Know what you need to know.
Each new lifelong community engages in a detailed assessment to better understand the issues that impact the community and move people to action.
Do better together.
Lifelong community initiatives depend on the support of the community--elected officials, local organizations, and residents of all ages
what community engagement has meant tO
This video of Age-Friendly Millinocket's SNOWDOWN winter festival shows how a small amount of funding and strong partnerships can engage the community in a shared vision for an age-inclusive community, with implications for Lifelong Community sustainability that go beyond a single event.