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Panel discussion on ‘Aging in Bangor’

Posted Aug. 13, 2014, at 4:44 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine – The City of Bangor is hosting a panel discussion on “Aging in Bangor” at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Bangor Public Library.

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.

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, 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.

The event is free to the public and will include time for questions and answers, and commentary from the audience.

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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