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Press Release - "Thank You" Campaign

May 24, 2023

Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition (BBHCC) receives Maine Community Foundation grant for a Bucksport Bay “Thank You” Campaign for residents 65 or older to be completed by volunteers as part of the Thrive program.

BBHCC has received a $3,610 grant from the Community Building program of the Maine Community Foundation for Hancock County to recognize the contributions of older adults in the Bucksport community.

“This grant will honor the contributions and value that older adults bring to Bucksport Bay in a coordinated ‘Thank You’ campaign to be completed by BBHCC volunteers and Board members” – Sara Hayman, BBHCC Board President

The town of Bucksport is located in Hancock County and 18.5% of the population is over the age of 65. The Town has a long history of supporting the needs of older adults. The Bucksport Area Senior Center, a program of the town of Bucksport, opened in early 1991. The town collaborated with the Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition to conduct a community health assessment in 1998. Coalition volunteers assessed needs from the youngest to the oldest citizens, which included recommendations on housing, transportation, and health services. These were incorporated in the town’s comprehensive plan. Additionally, a Senior Resource Committee was formed (now called the Age and Ability-Friendly Committee) to assist in implementing the recommendations of the plan that impacted older adults. Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition is a 501 c(3) that offers many programs serving adults in Bucksport, Orland, Verona Island, and Prospect.

66 Bridge St.

Bucksport, ME 04416

CONTACT: Vanessa Newman



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