Age-Friendly Coastal Communities
Age-Friendly Coastal Communities is a regional initiative, affiliated with the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities and the World Health Organization, which covers the nine towns of the Blue Hill Peninsula (Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot, Sedgwick, and Surry) and the island towns of Deer Isle and Stonington. Healthy Peninsula is the coordinating agency for this community collaboration.
The mission of Age-Friendly Coastal Communities is to enhance the lives of all people who live in our nine-town region, with a special focus on older adults, by:
Creating partnerships between and among organizations to enhance existing services;
Advising the town select boards, as well as the community at large, about policy and infrastructure changes that will make our towns more livable;
Encouraging volunteers and organizations to create programs and services that are needed to inspire residents to age safely and independently in our communities and to be as active in the social, economic, and civic life of the community as they want to be.
AARP Maine's December Age Friendly e-newsletter has a great article spotlighting activities in the Blue Hill area. Click here to see a copy of it.
Healthy Aging Initiatives
Healthy Aging Coordinator
I began working at Healthy Peninsula as the coordinator for the Thriving in Place Downeast (TiPD) collaboration, a project made possible by a grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation to Healthy Peninsula and 10 community partners.