Maine communities face a formidable challenge: How to meet the needs of their aging residents. As our state grows ever older (and Maine is already the oldest state), the need to make our towns and communities more age-friendly becomes more and more important. AARP national surveys indicate that a vast majority of people want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. Here in Maine, surveys show that nine out of ten residents 50 and older want to stay in their own homes and local communities as long as possible. The question is how our towns and cities can work together to help residents remain engaged, active, healthy and safe as possible.
The AARP’s Age-Friendly Community initiative envisions an inclusive and accessible urban or suburban environment that encourages active and healthy aging. Join MEREDA on December 11 at the Portland Regency Hotel as Lori Parham, AARP Maine state director, and Peter Morelli, AARP Maine Age Friendly Community manager, discuss Maine’s changing demographics and the age friendly community approach. In addition, Speaker of the House, Mark Eves, will share with us details of his Senior Housing Bond Initiative to address the fundamental mismatch between Maine’s housing supply and Maine’s housing needs.
Registering for this Event:
Payment is expected at the time of registration. No refunds will be granted to anyone who registers, but fails to attend or who cancels after December 5, 2014
Ticket Prices: MEREDA Member: $45 each | Non – Member: $55 each
Register After December 5: Prices increase $10 each
To register and for more information, visit www.mereda.org.
MEREDA’s Morning Menu is sponsored by Norway Savings Bank.