Community
At this wonderful season of Thanksgiving, I am grateful for this special community and what it offers for my quality of life – now and as I face my further aging process. I bet you could name an organization, a group, a recreational or learning opportunity, or an environmental splendor for which you give thanks!

Call 824-4444 to get an AFCI N2N ride to any local events.
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: https://sad44.coursestorm.com/browse

Check the Bethel Chamber of Commerce website (www.bethelmaine.com) for community events, including BAAM’s Winter Art Market, The Christmas Tea in a Bag and Fair, SeniorsPlus Chair, and Mat Yoga on Zoom, and free horse-drawn wagon rides. Also, check The Gem Theater (thegemtheater.com).

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

Mahoosuc Messenger Podcast – tune in to all the events and services in our corner of Western Maine. Click on https:/mahoosucmessengerpodcast.com to listen to the most current episode; you can also enter your email address to receive new episodes.

Health
Anyone 65 years old and more, or who is immuno-compromised, is eligible for Pfizer or Moderna booster vaccinations. Moderna is readily available at Bethel Walgreens, and Pfizer elsewhere in the area.

If you are a veteran or a member of the military, you are eligible for a variety of deals and discounts year-round across the country. Find out more: https://www.aarp.org/home-family/voices/veterans/info-2019/military-families-discounts-deals.html?

AARP suggests that some homes are well suited for aging and providing care, but many require modifications. Find tips, tools, and resources for helping your loved ones be as independent as possible at home. https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/home-care/info-2021/tips-for-aging-independently.html?

And related to the above, remember that AFCI offers free home safety assessments – call Brie Weisman, an Occupational Therapist, to set up a visit: 207-364-7056. Are you feeling less able to get around safely? Are you considering if your home contains hidden dangers to your safety? Brie can help you figure out how to stay in your home and feel safe.

To request free rides and other AFCI services: 207-824-4444. For more information or inquiries and suggestions – email: [email protected], visit our Facebook page or website www.agefriendlybethel.org. And look for our new winter flyers in public sites.

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