Reception raises $6,000 for Senior Center fund

ELLSWORTH — An August reception hosted by Tim and Sam Francis raised $6,000 and informed guests of the fundraising campaign that is under way for the new Senior Center at the Moore School.

Candy Gammelin, president of the Friends in Action board, noted that Hancock County has more residents over age 60 than any other Maine country.

She said the center will provide opportunities for seniors to stay involved and active, a key to healthy aging.

City Manager Michelle Beal commended Friends in Action for the work that’s been done in preparation for the center. She suggested that it could be a primary reason for seniors to choose Hancock County as their home.

The fundraising campaign is now about halfway to its goal of $200,000.

For more information about how to contribute, call 664-6016 or email [email protected].

Donations also can be made on line at the web site or by mailing to Friends in Action, Senior Center, PO Box 1446, Ellsworth, ME 04605.

Friends in Action volunteers have been assisting older residents in maintaining their independence since 2003, providing transportation, help with chores, friendly visits and telephone reassurance and a resource library and senior center.

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