Senior Resource Committee
AARP Age-Friendly Bucksport
The Senior Resource Committee has a long history of collaborating with the town of Bucksport on implementing recommendations from the town's Comprehensive Plan that focus on the needs of older adults. When the opportunity arose for the town of Bucksport to participate in the AARP Age Friendly Community Program, the town engaged the Senior Resource Committee to assist with meeting the program eligibility requirements. This collaborative effort has already yielded tangible results that continue to make Bucksport an age-friendly community.
Senior Resource Committee members are a spirited active group of elders who are determined to improve the health and quality of life for local residents. Members have served as advisers to a number of studies that researched local housing, health, and transportation needs. The committee has sponsored numerous health programs on such topics as nutrition, exercise, legal issues and financial planning.
As we age our priorities shift. Priority one: health; two: mobility; three: independence. The Senior Resource Committee works with our towns, health and social organizations to ensure the best possible outcome for all our needs.
In partnership with the Office of Elder Services and Eastern Agency on Aging the committee is promoting participation in programs which empower elders to take control of their life by making healthy choices.
Living Well – is a 6-week program for individuals who are living with a chronic health condition. By taking part in a Living Well Program you will learn better ways of coping and managing your health by:
• Setting goals that are doable
• Working with others
• Finding support and solutions to problems
• Making daily tasks easier
• Relaxing and managing stress
• Working in partnership with your health care team.
Call 469-6682 to register.
A Matter of Balance
A Matter of Balance — is an 8-week award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Classes help participants learn to:
• view falls and fear of falling as controllable
• set realistic goals for increasing activity
• change their environment to reduce fall risk factors
• promote exercise to increase strength and balance
TO REGISTER or find out more information please contact Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition at 469-6682. Download a sample flyer for more details.
Strength Training —Low cost--high pay off exercise program. Classes include strength training, aerobics, stretching and balancing. Sessions are held weekly on Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. at the Jewett School. Call 469-3518 to register.
The Bucksport Senior Center offers programs and services for citizens 55 and over from the communities of Bucksport, Orland, Verona Island and Prospect. For more information logon click here.