COVID-19 INFORMATION. There is still lots of breaking news on the COVID-19 situation – especially, now, how to get vaccination appointments. We have gathered the latest news to keep on our website for reference. We keep it updated daily – so visit, if you still have questions about the disease, vaccination appointments, and after vaccination. (While you’re there, take a short tour of the site; you may be surprised at all the information collected there.)

Trouble scheduling an appointment? Contact MaineHealth COVID Vaccine Assistant (Westbrook, Scarborough, Sanford, Boothbay Harbor, Rockport, Belfast, Norway, Farmington, Brunswick, North Conway, New Hampshire). 877-780-7545,

Need a ride to an appointment? Maine DHHS free rides for Maine residents who do not have access to reliable transportation to get to their vaccination appointment. MaineCare members call: 1-855-608-5180. All other Maine residents call: 1-855-608-5172

The next Community Supper at the Bethel Alliance Church is March 31, 4:30-6:00. Coronavirus precautions are in effect, and food is delivered to your vehicle. If you cannot drive, you may request your supper to be delivered to your home. Call 824-4444 to make a request from the AFCI Neighbor to Neighbor program. Please make your request at least two days before the supper and leave a message with your name and address. Someone will call you to confirm. Deliveries are made to your door (not inside) between 4:30-5:00.

The Maine Gerontological Society (MGS) has launched a state-wide photography contest, Focus on Real Aging in Maine (F.R.A.M.E.), to refocus and reframe the way we view older Mainers by highlighting positive, realistic portrayals of aging in Maine. Photographs will celebrate the diversity of older Maine residents’ lives and their contributions to Maine towns, economic vitality, and way of life. All photographers—both professionals and amateurs of all ages—are invited to submit images for consideration. FMI: visit the MGS website ( or the MGS Facebook page.

What Is the IRS Timeline to Send the Third Stimulus Checks? For AARP’s answer:

Will I Owe the IRS Tax on My Stimulus Payment? The short answer is ‘no.’ AARP offers more details:

More information on AFCI programming is listed on our current flyer, available in the Bethel Foodliner. FMI: phone 207-824-4444, email [email protected], visit our Facebook page or website We always like to hear your ideas or questions!

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