Islanders and their friends are naturally curious with questions from personal health to a range of global issues. As the pivotal health provider, the Peaks Island Health Center offers community education programming on topics of both broad and specific health-related interest for individuals, their neighbors and family members. Often in collaboration with other organizations, these events can be lectures, informal talks or hand's-on opportunities such as blood pressure readings and hula hooping at PeaksFest. Past subjects have included the Vial for Life program, organ donation, end of life considerations and Alzheimer's Disease.
A community discussion:
The Best Retirement Home... Is Home.
DATE: THURSDAY, June 22, 2017
TIME: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
PLACE: COMMUNITY ROOM, PEAKS ISLAND
As Baby Boomers continue to reach the ranks of the elderly, the Aging in Place movement is growing. From Blue Hill, ME, to San Diego, across the United States communities are being formed to set the scene for those who live long, to live at home.
Relationships are key to independence in later life. An innovative way of aging in place is the Village model. The concept is to enable people to age in place as well as they can, for as long as they can, for as little as they can. A Village is a group of like-minded people in a geographic area who come together to figure out and develop the resources they will need to age comfortably in their own homes.
Join the board of directors of the Peaks Island Health Center for an illustrated talk by Len Freeman, a Mainer who directs his energies toward the development of Portland Area Villages. Chair of the Backcove Neighborhood Association, he has organized workshops for the University of Southern Maine's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute using the Village model for aging in place.