One of AFCI’s best-used services is our N2N (Neighbor to Neighbor Rides Program). Did you know that – depending on available drivers – we can take you to doctors’ appointments, even if they’re out of town? We can take you on shopping trips or to the movies or to a friend’s house- or to any of the community activities listed weekly in this column.

One happy rider says: “The N2N program has been a godsend to me, as I no longer drive outside the immediate area and have called on this service for doctors’ appointments in Norway and Rumford. This year, I put my car up for the winter and found the service again invaluable for trips to the Health Center, Drug Store, and Tai Chi. I have enjoyed my trips with the friendly, helpful drivers.“

All of the above services depend on the availability of drivers, and we need additional volunteers. Would you like to help? Call 824-4444, and an N2N volunteer will give you lots of information and help you get started.

Walk the Gym and Tai Chi are back! Starting Tuesday, November 29 and running through the end of March, both classes will be held in the Gould Academy Field House (note: NOT the Bingham Gym, as in the past).
Walk the Gym runs from 1:00-2:00 and does not need registration; just show up. Tai Chi is from 2-3 p.m.; registration is required, as class size is limited (to register: Karen Reilly, [email protected] or 617-549-1890).

Congratulations to AFCI friend, Linda Howe, who was honored by the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce with the Henry H. Hastings Award for Citizenship!

Senior College Players perform at McLaughlin Center, Gould Academy: Friday, November 18, 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 19, 2 p.m. – free and open to all.


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

Community Suppers (free, open to all) – last Wednesday every month, 4:30-6, 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

COVID booster shots and flu shots are at Walgreens and other locations.

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 We love to hear from you!

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