Look for our new Fall/Winter AFCI flyers in many locations in our six member towns. Up-to-date information is also on our website www.agefriendlybethel.org. Did you receive our newly-revived monthly electronic newsletter a few days ago? If you think you’re on our mailing list and didn’t get it in your email inbox, it may have been caught in your spam/junk folder; do check. And if you’re not on our mailing list and would like to be, contact us, and we’ll add you in.

The AARP-funded benches and tables project has begun – more information on our website. It’s fun to witness how the Congo Craftsmen have begun their work making the furniture.

Community

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

The first annual Maine Arts and Agriculture Tour will be on Sunday, September 12, from 1-4 p.m. For more information: https://go.rotary7780gives.org/maat/Campaign/Details

You may deposit your surplus produce for others to take or you may take free veggies for your own use at the garden on High Street, Bethel (formerly Nabos), or at the veggie stand outside the Bethel Library. Many thanks to all those helping to make this happen!

Check out upcoming events at The Gem Theater: https://mailchi.mp/thegemtheater.com/newsletter-january23-399540?e=da00f31cf0. This includes the International Human Rights Art Festival’s Youth Film Festival on Saturday, August 28: 6 p.m. social; 6:30 Film Festival showing; 8:15 – Q&A with two of the young filmmakers.

AARP Tips

COVID booster shot or not – confused? Medical experts are now recommending booster shots, based on data showing the decreasing effectiveness of the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines over time.  https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/covid-vaccine-boosters.html? AARP reports good news for family caregivers. Read about the bipartisan Credit for Caring Act, now pending in Congress, which would give caregivers a tax credit of up to $5,000 for costs they incur in their valuable work. https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/financial-legal/info-2021/nancy-leamond-credit-for-caring-act.html.

Free AFCI services include N2N rides with volunteer drivers, Home Safety Assessments, and the Handy Neighbor chores program. To request service: 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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