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Aging in Bangor event to take place at Bangor Public Library

Posted Aug. 21, 2014, at 8:59 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 21, 2014, at 11:41 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine

For more information: 2078521405; bangormaine.gov

BANGOR, Maine – The City of Bangor will host a panel discussion, 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug, 26, at the Bangor Public Library, on the topic of “Aging in Bangor.” The discussion will address community concerns that are of particular interest to the elderly and those with an interest in how a community can support its residents, non-profits, and businesses as the population ages. Free and open to the public.

Panelists will include:

– Len Kaye, director of University of Maine Center on Aging

– Officer Jason McCambly, Bangor Police Department community relations officer

– Linda Oliver, head of reference, Bangor Public Library

– Dr. Maureen Sauvage, DO, St. Joseph Internal Medicine

– Dyan Walsh, director of community services at Eastern Area Agency on Aging

Topics may include: public safety, housing, living an active lifestyle, how to access information and community resources, and how the municipality of Bangor can better support its aging residents.

In 2013, AARP named Bangor as one of the best places to retire on $30,000 a year. Yet as Maine’s population ages, there are challenges and opportunities for the elderly and for all of those who care about how a community supports an aging population.

Contacts:

Ben Sprague, City of Bangor Council Chair, 852-1405, benjamin.sprague@bangormaine.gov

Dyan Walsh, Director of Community Services at EAAA, 992-0110, dwalsh@eaaa.org

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