Dexter, Maine Print
Joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network:
Lead Agency: Dexter Recreation Department
Action Plan Download
Dexter developed its action plan focusing on improving access, safety and social interaction for older adults and residents of all ages in the community, as well as working to enable people of all ages to actively and safely participate in community activities. The community has adopted the concept of 'bridging generations' as the key component of all age-friendly work, and stresses that being multi-generational is fundamental to all age-friendly programming. The action plan highlights partnerships with schools, sports teams, and local clubs.
Action Plan Highlights
Health and Community ServicesProvide additional food items to those in need by opening a new, safe, welcoming food pantry.
TransportationProvide a transportation option to those in need of resources by arranging weekly or bi-weekly rides.
Outdoor SpacesIncrease the functionality of outdoor spaces for older adults by providing bench seating along the most traveled routes.