Age-Friendly Community Initiative – Lewiston Sun Journal

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AFCI
The age-friendly community serves residents of Bethel, Gilead, Greenwood, Hanover, Newry and Woodstock. Our N2N (neighbor-to-neighbor) rides program is in full swing, carrying residents over 65 who cannot drive. It’s for any destination in our catchment area: medical appointments, errands, classes, church services, hairdressing, or to visit a friend or go to the movies. Contact us if you need a ride – or if you want to join our great team of fully vetted drivers.

Community

Tutoring on electronic devices – MSAD 44 Adult and continuing education, Tuesdays, half-hour appointments 4-6 p.m. Call for an appointment (207-824-2136 Ext 1340); For more information: https://sad44.coursestorm.com/browse

Pickle ball; Pollinator garden and walking trails at the Valentine farm; Davis Park Walkway, featuring four exercise stations; map available for hiking trails in Bethel.

Community supper, last Wednesday of each month (to come: October 27), from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bethel Alliance Church.

Bethel Food Pantry, the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

XC Ski tent sale at Carters XC Ski, October 22-24 and 29-31, 10-4.

41st Annual Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale at Gould Academy Field House, Friday, October 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, October 30 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Health
There’s a lot of talk these days about COVID booster shots. The CDC tells us that boosters – at least 6 months after the initial vaccination – are recommended for people at high risk, including those over 65. Moderna boosters have just been approved; monitor their availability locally.

Telehealth: That didn’t mean as much a few years ago as it does today, after our COVID closures. Do you have a story about how you benefited from a telehealth experience last year? How has your internet strength resisted? Have you, like me, lost your Internet service for several days recently? Send us a story; our voices can be convincing enough for the statewide commission that allocates significant funds for broadband expansion in rural Maine.
Rethinking Aspirin Diets (https://www.aarp.org/health/drugs-supplements/info-2021/aspirin-recommendations.html?)

What your tongue (and mouth) can tell you about your health (https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/health-tongue.html?)

To request free rides and other AFCI services: 207-824-4444. For general information or inquiries and suggestions: e-mail: [email protected], visit our FaceBook page or our website www.agefriendlybethel.org. And look for our fall / winter flyers on public sites.


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