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Downtown Bangor can be seen in this September 2016 file photo.

Bangor livable community report finds challenges for all ages

City Councilor Sean Faircloth said that it’s important to devise strategies for meeting the needs of seniors without giving short shrift to younger residents.
Gail Hagelstein (right) and her daughter Jaime Hagelstein bungee jump during a trip last year in New Zealand. For the elder Hagelstein, age should never be a limit or obstacle when it comes to adventure.

Mainers prove you’re never too old for adventure

“I’m not going to die peacefully, I want to go sliding into home base with a glass of wine in my hand. I mean, why not?”
Ruth Parker of Camden and Floyd Keniston of Hollis, who were both in Hawaii 75 years ago for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, shared some of their stories Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at the State House in Augusta. Keniston was in the Navy and Parker was in the Women's Air Raid Defense of the Hawaiian Islands.

Mainer who survived Pearl Harbor: ‘I could have got him with a potato’

“I had been trained to do something and I did it. I wasn’t afraid then, but I was later.”
Pearl Harbor survivor Robert Coles of Machias talks about being at Pearl Harbor during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack by Japanese forces during a World War II veterans appreciation dinner in October.

Pearl Harbor veteran recalls fallen compatriots

Ornaments for the Be A Santa to a Senior program for isolated, low-income seniors on the Blue Hill Peninsula are ready to be selected by shoppers at the Tradewinds market in Blue Hill on Monday.

This community program is making the holidays more merry for Maine seniors

The gift requests are for needy local seniors who may be without family or friends for the holidays.
Norma, 77 years old, makes her bed in what used to be a closet at the Maine Correctional Center where photographer Jessica Earnshaw spent several days shadowing Maine's oldest female inmate as part of the Aging in Prison photo documentary project.

New York photographer points lens at aging Maine inmates

“Everybody I talked to was like anyone I would meet on the outside.”