Healthy Peninsula gets $3,500 grant

BLUE HILL — The Maine Community Foundation has awarded Healthy Peninsula a $3,500 grant for its new Age-Friendly Coastal Communities initiative from the Maine Charity Foundation Fund.

Age-Friendly Coastal Communities is coordinated by Healthy Peninsula, in partnership with the towns of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Stonington and Surry, as well as many social service agencies, medical providers and community organizations that serve this area.

The goal of this project is to learn from local community members what would make these towns better places to live and thrive as residents age.

The first step of the initiative — the community survey — recently closed, with a full report to be published in a few weeks.  Based on the survey results, the Age-Friendly Steering Committee will develop partnerships and services to improve the livability of communities for people of all ages, but especially for seniors, caregivers, and people with chronic illness.

For more information or to participate in the Age-Friendly Coastal Communities project, contact Anne Schroth at 374-3257 or [email protected].

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