Over 60 and need a ride? To a medical appointment? To run errands? To attend a social event? To attend an exercise class? To attend church?  Or do you know someone who does? AFCI’s N2N (Neighbor-to-Neighbor) Transportation Program can help. Our drivers are eager to be out on the roads again and connecting with you. Simply call AFCI at 207-824-4444 to request a ride (at least three days ahead), leave a message, and we’ll return your call to make arrangements. And if you’re a Bethel library member, we can deliver your books as well.

We all know how very special our Bethel Region community is! Here’s how a recent USA Today article described us: “A classic New England village, Bethel is a storybook setting, with a walkable downtown and cozy lodging and dining options nestled in Maine’s Lakes & Mountains region. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2021/07/14/vacations-5-u-s-towns-mountain-

The Bethel Food Pantry is open on every first and third Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Bethel Historical Society will have live music by Ken and Jane Brooks (of the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame) Wednesday, July 28 at 1 p.m. in the Twitchell building of the BHS. For more information or to find out about other summer activities with the BHS: https://bethelhistorical.org/2021-raffle-and-auction/

Bethel resident, Kate Goldberg, a SNAP educator, will offer 2 free classes on preparing healthy foods on a limited budget – 11 a.m. – noon on Tuesday, August 3 and 10. Recipe demonstrations, tastings, and a colorful cookbook provided. For more information: [email protected] or 364-7408

Interesting tidbits from AARP. It’s still possible to cook healthy meals during a power outage: https://www.aarp.org/home-family/your-home/info-2021/power-outage-cooking.html?

Are you one of the millions of fervent Ted Lasso fans? (I am). Season 2 of this popular series just started. A recent AARP article lists “Ten Facts You Need to Know” about the show, and there’s also a link to descriptions of new TV shows for people who love musicals. https://www.aarp.org/entertainment/television/info-2021/ted-lasso.html?

All AFCI services can be requested by phone, 207-824-4444. For general information or inquiries and suggestions: email [email protected], visit our FaceBook page or website www.agefriendlybethel.org.

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