Age-Friendly Community Innitiative


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June 28

Do you know someone who may benefit from a daily phone check-in? Read about our Morning Greeting Program on our website: www.agefriendlybethel.org. While you’re at our website, you may also help us out by responding to the online program evaluation.

The AFCI swimming program is in full swing: Greenwood beach, 10:00 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the summer.

Still haven't seen the AFCI Adaptive Toolkit? It was enjoyed at Gilead's Family and Friends Day and is now at the Hanover Library.

From this week’s Community Calendar: Saturday, June 30 – Strawberry Festival, Locke Mills Union Church; Sunday, July 1: Tedd Fish concert; Wednesday the 4th: annual Fourth of July concert and picnic.; Saturday the 7th: annual Bethel Art Fair.

AARP asserts that “In your 70s your health is more pliable than ever. While medicine has made tremendous advances in heart disease and cancer, diabetes management is largely in your hands.

The good news in your 70s: Yes, you still have many great adventures ahead. The reality check in your 70s: Your quality of life is in your hands.” Read more at https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2018/70s-health-diet-cardiovascular-diabetes-cancer.html.

You may access AARP’s Healthy Recipe Guide at https://recipes.aarp.org/#/search.

“From Coconut to Fish Oil: Test Your Heart Health Knowledge - Discover fads, fails and legitimate fixes that can help you live longer” at

https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2018/heart-health-coconut-oil-nuts.html.

Contact the AFCI: by email, info.agefriendly@gmail.com; our website, www.agefriendlybethel.org; our Facebook page, @agefriendlybethel. (Nancy Davis)



June 21 

Did you see the AFCI Program Evaluation form at the polling stations on Tuesday? Or maybe you’ve seen it on our website (www.agefriendlybethel.org). Please help us serve the community better - we are eager to know whether you’ve used any of our programs or even heard of them. The forms will also be at several sites throughout the summer; be watching for more information.

Our summer swimming program will start up on June 26. Join Bob Oickle at the Greenwood beach, 10:00 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the summer. 

From this week’s Community Calendar – Saturday, June 23rd: Gilead Friends and Family Day, Bethel Rotary Yard Sale, Bethel Rotary Auction; Tuesday the 26th: Brown Bag Lunch “Edible Mushrooms”; Wednesday the 27th: Mahoosuc Heart & Soul Phase 3 Training; Thursday the 28th: Local Food Connection Meeting.

And a reminder about the Mahoosuc Land Trust’s Weekly Walking Group, a "conversational pace" walking group with a friendly volunteer guide. The first series will be every Tuesday night in July, meeting at 5:30 pm at the Valentine Farm, 162 North Road, Bethel. FMI: https://mahoosuc.org/summer-group-walking-and-hiking-opportunities or 824-3806.

Fidelity Investments has created a retirement IQ quiz to help prospective retirees determine which financial areas they may need to brush up on: (https://www.aarp.org/retirement/planning-for-retirement/info-2017/retirement-planning-iq-quiz.html.

AARP suggests that deciding whether to sell the family house – with all its memories – can be very hard for new “empty-nesters.” Their analysis of various factors to consider can be found at https://www.aarp.org/home-family/your-home/info-2018/sell-family-home.html.

A new study suggests that many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer may not need nearly the amount of time for treatment as previously thought. Get more details at https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2018/breast-cancer-treatment-herceptin.html.

Contact the AFCI: by email, info.agefriendly@gmail.com; our website, www.agefriendlybethel.org; our Facebook page, @agefriendlybethel. (Nancy Davis)