Vaccinations. Mainers can rejoice that we are among the top few states in the percentage of residents having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The current eligibility age is 50, and the state is expecting significantly more vaccine, hoping to open vaccinations in mid-April to those 16 years old and over. But some are still frustrated at the scheduling process. If you are a patient of the Bethel Family Health Center, you may call 824-2193 to schedule a vaccination appointment. For additional current information:

And After. If you’re lucky enough to have already had your vaccination, AARP has advice for “10 Things the Fully Vaccinated Need to Know.”

The AFCI drivers have missed their riders in the N2N Rides program and are eager to be back in service.  Please be assured that we are watching the science and local COVID situation carefully and will be resuming soon, with fully vaccinated drivers and riders.  Watch for updates on our website ( and FaceBook.”

Community opportunities

Has the disappearance of snow revealed some needy spots on your property? Watch for more information about the Spring Handy Neighbors Day that Telstar’s Interact Club has scheduled for Saturday, June 5th. Be thinking about spring-related outdoor tasks that the students could complete to fulfill their community service requirements – waking up garden beds, removing sand from yards, setting up patio furniture, etc.

Qi Gong for Health & Wellness in the Annex of the Methodist Church – Mondays, April 5-May24, 9:00-10:15 am, with Jen DeRaspe.  Covid-safe – socially distanced – space limited to 10 – pre-registration recommended.  FMI: [email protected] or 207-595-8260.

You may know someone interested in this note: We’re looking for a person to share our active senior mother’s home. No caretaking required–just a commitment to being there most nights. A chance to reduce your expenses and enjoy life in the country in one of Bethel’s historic homes, with free private room/board/utilities/wifi/cable/garden space and swimming in the river! Contact Robin, 207-381-7986.

Tips from AARP

Questions about the current round of stimulus checks? Ten myths about them:

Do you shop at Walmart? “How to Save Money Shopping at Walmart” (

AFCI phone: 207-824-4444, email: [email protected], visit our FaceBook page or website

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