Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Blue Hill, Maine United States of America
Please see the Work Plans for Year 1 and Year 2 of our Thriving in Place Downeast Collaboration. This work will be the foundation on which we hope to build deeper and more extensive supports for an age-friendly community. The TiPD initiative is focused on the 9 towns of the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle/Stonington. Blue Hill is the largest town in this region and, as such, an appropriate place to begin our effort to bring the entire region into the Age-Friendly Network. The Blue Hill Selectboard recognizes the town’s role as a hub for medical, social service, and community resources that serve the entire region and, as such, as a leader in working collaboratively towards age-friendly initiatives that benefit our growing senior population. As a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communtiies, we will revisit the community interviews and focus groups that informed the planning for our TiP grant, evaluating our successes and developing strategies for filling additional or continuing gaps in our community’s needs. We hope to expand our collaborative partners to include not only the town government but also emergency responders, faith communities, and others.