Upcoming Senior Events
Senior Strong: Representatives from Senator Collins’, Senator King’s, and Representative Poliquin’s offices are coming September 29 from 9:00 am-11:00 am to the meeting of Senior Strong in Somerset County. They will present legislative updates and learn about aging-in-place concerns for local seniors from area service agencies and other Senior Strong coalition members.
Senior Gathering: SPH is working to learn more about what older adults need to thrive in their communities. This year, Community Health Educator Deb Casey has been visiting places where older adults gather including the new Social Citizens of Smithfield in January, the bi-weekly Bingham Senior Lunch Group and the Anson-Madison weekly Senior Bingo and Lunch in May, and the Jackman Knights of Columbus monthly Senior Luncheon and Social in June. Age-friendly communities have a place for seniors to go to socialize and participate in meaningful activities. SPH has healthy living education programs that might be of interest these and similar groups. For example, the Living Well for Better Health program has been presented this year to seniors in Smithfield, Madison, and Jackman, while nutrition and cooking healthy information have been brought to Smithfield.