The Age-Friendly Community serves residents of Bethel, Gilead, Greenwood, Hanover, Newry, and Woodstock. Our N2N (Neighbor to Neighbor) Rides Program is in full swing, transporting residents over 65 years old who cannot drive. That’s for any destination in our catchment area: medical appointments, shopping, classes, church services, hair-dresser, or to visit a friend or go to a movie. Contact us if you need a ride – or if you’d like to join our awesome crew of fully-vetted drivers.


Tutoring on electronic devices – MSAD 44 Adult and Continuing Ed, Tuesdays, half-hour appointments 4-6 p.m. Call for an appointment (207-824-2136 Ext 1340); For more information:

Pickle ball; 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 (upcoming: October 27), 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.

Tent X-C Ski sale at Carters X-C Ski, October 22-24 and 29-31, 10-4.

41st Annual Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale at the Gould Academy Field House, Friday, October 29, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, October 30, 9 a.m.-noon.

There‘s lots of talk these days about COVID booster shots. The CDC tells us that boosters – at least 6 months after initial vaccination – are recommended for those at high risk, including those over 65 years old. Moderna boosters have just been approved; watch for their availability locally.

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? Did you, like me, lose your internet service for many days recently? 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.
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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 And look for our fall/winter flyers in public sites.

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