Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Town of Woodstock United States of America
Woodstock has a library in the center of town that offers a monthly educational program open to all ages, more often serving the elderly. The basement is a meeting room that is used by various groups, including the Quakers. The Woodstock and Greenwood senior citizens gather monthly for socialization and a meal. The Woodstock Historical Society has a monthly informational meeting. The Bryant Pond Baptist Church offers services and outreach to all ages, including a bus that picks up young and old that need transportation to services. The Seventh Day Adventist Church offers a community-based food pantry on a monthly basis.
Woodstock does a lot with our neighboring communities, specifically Greenwood, Bethel, Newry, and Gilead, communities in the school district. The Bethel Area Health Center is located in Bethel.
Jane and Jim Chandler led an informational and organizational meeting for Age Friendly Community at the Woodstock Library on Feb. 11, 2016. A total of 28 people from Woodstock completed the Bethel Age-Friendly survey. The most critical issues are transportation, affordable housing, long-term in home services, and home maintenance.