Age-Friendly Sullivan wins grant from AARP

SULLIVAN — Age-Friendly Sullivan, a town committee and AARP-affiliated program exploring ways to improve quality of life for older residents, received a $3,000 grant from AARP Maine on Wednesday.

The grant will be used to survey the community and host a community workshop, according to Candy Eaton, who oversees the committee. That workshop, where residents and town officials will talk through the results of the survey, will take place on June 23.

“This grant will be used to survey our community and hold a community workshop,” Eaton wrote in a press release, “to learn ways to sustainably develop a livable Sullivan.”

Eaton urged residents to come to the group’s monthly meetings.

Age-Friendly Sullivan meets on the first Wednesday of each month.

In a previous interview, Eaton pointed to a set of eight “domains” laid out by Maine’s AARP program for enhancing senior communities. The focus areas include outdoor spaces, transportation, housing, social programs, employment and civic engagement, communication and health services.

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson began working for The Ellsworth American in mid-2017, and covers eastern Hancock and western Washington counties. He grew up in the Mid-coast region before living in New York City for five years, where he freelanced in documentary filmmaking and journalism. He is particularly interested in criminal justice, environment and immigration reporting.

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