Bath, Maine Print
Joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network:
Lead Agency: Bath Area Senior Center
The Lower Kennebec region developed its action plan by offering a path forward to achieve the region's mission to help communities become the best possible home for people of all ages, ensuring that public spaces, homes, programs, civic events, and social gatherings are set up to meet people's changing needs and wants across their lifespan. This action plan envisions that people of all ages will be able to live safely and comfortably in their homes, easily travel to where they want to go, enjoy social connections that nourish their souls, contribute to our communities, help others in multiple generations and receive the support they need to thrive. The region aims to provide information, promote initiatives, engage volunteers, create connections, and enhance collaboration among all residents, caregivers and other organizations.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingCreate additional safety measures for older adults living alone by investigating a 'knox box' program for emergency responders to gain easy access to homes via key in coded, locked exterior box.
Civic Participation and EmploymentCreate an age-friendly business certifiation program.
Outdoor SpacesExpand outdoor infrastructure for older adults including 'friendship benches" and mixed-age playgrounds.