January 3, 2018

Age-Friendly Community Plan of Action

 

Georgetown is already an “Age-Friendly” community. There are many formal and informal supports being provided to family, friends, and neighbors. There may be additional supports that could be provided and it is important to determine if any of our residents are not fully included in the existing safety net.

 

There are a number of services and resources that are currently available to Georgetown residents. The Age-Friendly Community team would like to meet with Town officials, local organizations and key individuals to share information about these programs. We would also like to gauge interest in a transportation program that would provide rides through volunteer drivers to those without other means of transport.

 

To do that we propose:

 

  1. Meet with the Central Committee to describe our project, obtain their support, and get their input on these issues. Completed January 15, 2018.

  2. Meet with the Select Board to describe our project, obtain their support, and get their input on these issues. Completed January 23, 2018: 

  3. Meet with key town individuals/organizations

    1. Georgetown Assistant to the Select Board/General Assistance Coordinator and Town Clerk/Tax Assessor

    2. Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department/Auxiliary

    3. School staff

    4. Town Health Officer

    5. Georgetown Working League:  Completed February 27, 2018

    6. Georgetown Community Center: Completed February 22, 2018

    7. Georgetown Recreation Committee

    8. Georgetown Historical Society

    9. Five Islands Church

    10. Reid State Park Ranger

    11. Identify possible neighborhood volunteers from these presentations

  4. Identify and meet with key individuals in the Georgetown neighborhoods:

    1. Town Center

    2. Five Islands

    3. Robinhood

    4. Reid State Park Road

    5. Bay Point/Kennebec Point/Sagadahoc Bay

    6. Indian Point

    7. West Georgetown

    8. North End

    9. Beaver Valley/Bowman’s Landing

 

During these meetings, we would briefly discuss the Comprehensive Plan for context of the Age-Friendly Community initiative, then discuss services available to residents of Georgetown who are older or disabled to help determine the need and interest.

207-387-0440

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