AFCI
Remember that if you are over 65, you may get an AFCI N2N ride to events in the community, almost any other local commitment like grocery shopping or a visit with a friend – and many out-of-town locations. Contact information below.

Community
Sponsored by the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, the first two of the four-part Millbrook Craft Series were held on August 4, with Betsy Raymond sharing the art of needle felting, and on August 11, Adele Harvey, weaving. The remaining two are cheese-making with Heather Vail on August 18 and basket-making with Wendy Hutchins on August 25. All are from 1-4 p.m. on Thursdays at the Twitchell Education Center (on the lawn of the Moses Mason House). For more information, call 207-824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org.

Thursday, August 18-Sunday, August 21 – 44th annual Trappers’ Weekend. For more information, write to [email protected]

Farmers’ Markets – Bethel: Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Norway Savings Bank; Greenwood: Fridays 4-6 p.m., Greenwood Town Hall on Rt. 26. On Saturday, August 27, people over 60 years of age may get two $5 vouchers for Bethel Farmer’s Market purchases (get coupons from Bonnie Pooley at the market).

September 11: Second annual Mahoosuc Art and Agriculture Tour. For more information, www.bethelmaine.com.

September 17: Bethel’s Harvestfest. The Chamber of Commerce is always seeking volunteers and people to enter the apple pie contest. For more information, www.bethelharvestfest.com.

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Bethel Food Pantry is open on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nazarene Church, Bethel.

Community Suppers (free, open to all) – last Wednesday every month, 4:30-6 p.m., Bethel Alliance Church. Eat-in or take-out.

Conversation, coffee and a bagel or doughnut, every Thursday, 9-noon, Bethel Alliance Church; come for one hour or all three.

Useful Tips
Going into effect in August – LD 290: An Act To Stabilize Property Taxes for Individuals 65 Years of Age or Older Who Own a Homestead for at Least 10 Years. https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/politics/maine-politics/older-mainers-now-eligible-for-property-tax-relief-homestead-exemption-act-ld-290-senior-citizens/97-d333aeb1-e0e4-4f60-9b4b-f36f607beaa3

AARP, which has worked for years to push for lower prescription drug prices for seniors, is finally seeing good news. The U.S. Senate has passed a historic budget bill that would help millions of Medicare enrollees better afford their life-sustaining medications and millions more Americans pay their Affordable Care Act health insurance premiums. For more information, https://www.aarp.org/politics-society/advocacy/info-2022/medicare-budget-proposal.html?

All AFCI services are free. To request an N2N ride: 207-824-4444. For information, inquiries, and suggestions – email: [email protected], visit our Facebook page or website www.agefriendlybethel.org. We love to hear from you!

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