We have a new email, simple to remember: [email protected] Please let us hear from you! We always appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Maybe your favorite idea will be our next project!

Tele-health: it didn’t mean as much a couple of years ago as it does now, after our COVID shut-downs. Do you have a story about how you benefitted from some tele-health experience last year? How did your internet strength hold up? Send us a story; our voices may be quite compelling to the statewide commission that is allocating significant money for broadband expansion in rural Maine. Here’s what two happy patients had to say: “Thanks to Tele-health, I was able to complete my Medicare Wellness Visit with my doctor without going to his office.  I shared my vital signs and answered all those Medicare questions from the comfort of my home via ZOOM.  He addressed my concerns without personal contact – great in a pandemic but good anytime.  I wish we had fiber to the home to provide better internet access for Tele-health and other online activities.”
“I would normally have had to travel an hour to Auburn and an hour back for no more than a 15-minute easy check-in with my doctor. How wonderful it was to do it with just a Zoom from my home! When I was told that my next appointment would have to be in-person, I was really disappointed, but they’ve now relaxed their protocol so that next year’s appointment will again be through tele-health. With stronger internet, more people will be able to save on their mileage and time.”

“An Evening at Dave’s Sauna: a Musical” – October 14, 15, 16, 21, 7:00 at The Gem Theater ( thegemtheater.com ). And other events at www.bethelmaine.com

COMMUNITY. Tutoring on electronic devices – MSAD 44 Adult and Continuing Ed, Tuesdays, half-hour appointments 4:00-6:00. Call for an appointment (207-824-2136 Ext 1340); For more information: https://sad44.coursestorm.com/browse

Pickleball; Valentine Farm pollinator garden and walking trails; Davis Park Walkway, including four exercise stations; map available for walkable trails in Bethel.

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

Bethel Food Pantry, first and third Wednesday of each month, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

To request free rides and other 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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