AFCI Sservice

The Age-Friendly Community Initiative is very proud of its N2N (Neighbor to Neighbor) Rides Program, which was our first service to the public and has been going strong for five years. We are watching the COVID science carefully, but are currently still offering rides to vaccinated, masked adults over 65. This service is valuable not only to those who are either permanently or just temporarily unable to drive themselves, but also to their family and loved ones who do not need to sacrifice their jobs or other commitments to help out.  The service extends to medical appointments, shopping, classes, or other commitments – or just for a social event.  A three-day alert is helpful so our coordinators can find an available driver – 824-4444.  Rides are free, but you are welcome to make a donation to AFCI if you wish. Our drivers are fully vetted and trained, they love to drive, they enjoy the interaction with their riders, and they appreciate this opportunity to serve the community.  Would you like to join them? Let us know if you’d like to be part of our amazing crew of drivers; call or email (information below).

Community
Smartphone, tablet, computer, digital camera, high tech gadgets, electronic musical instruments – need help with your electronic device? MSAD 44 Adult and Continuing Ed, Tuesdays, half-hour appointments 4-6 p.m. The free assistance is by appointment only – a single half-hour session and as often as there are openings – all term. Call for an appointment (207-824-2136 Ext 1340); For more information: https://sad44.coursestorm.com/browse

Entertainment

From the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce website (https://www.bethelmaine.com/events/): live music every Friday and Saturday night; annual X-C ski sale October 8-9; Fall Festival October 9-10. The Gem Theater offerings: www.thegemtheater.com.

Recreation

Pickleball; Valentine Farm pollinator garden and walking trails; Davis Park Walkway, including four exercise stations; the new map (available at the Bethel Chamber of Commerce and other sites) of walkable trails in Bethel.

Community supper is the last Wednesday of each month, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Bethel Alliance Church.

Food pantry is the first and third Wednesday of each month, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

To request free AFCI services: 207-824-4444. For general information or inquiries and suggestions: email [email protected], visit our FaceBook page or website www.agefriendlybethel.org. And look for our fall/winter flyers in public sites.

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