Age Positive Symposium

We Have to Age, But We Do Not Have to Get Old


Linking Aging Research, Public Policy and Community
An Age Positiv Symposium Hosted by the
ElderCare Network of Lincoln County
Lead Sponsor ~ First National Bank and First Advisors

In conjunction with its 20th Anniversary Celebration the Eldercare Network of Lincoln County will be hosting an Age Positive Symposium “What’s The Buzz About Reframing Aging” on Friday, September 14 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in Cheverus Hall at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 380 Academy Hill in Damariscotta Mills, Maine. During the course of the day there will be three panel presentations designed to link aging research, public policy, and community initiatives.

The first panel moderated by Bristol Town Manager Chris Hall will focus on transforming perspectives on aging and inventing the future through research. Panelists Dr. Michael Fossel, Rebecca MacAulay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Maine and Thomas Meuser, Ph.D. Director of the Center for Excellence in Aging and Health at the University of New England will be holding a conversation about research that is taking place that addresses and promotes the current and future needs of older adults.

The second panel presentation “The Future’s so Bright”, moderated by Maine Community Foundation Executive Director Steve Rowe will focus on the intersection of aging research and public policy. This provocative discussion about creating policies that enable people to live long and healthy lives will take place between Lenard Kaye, Ph.D., DSW, Director of the University of Maine’s Center on Aging, Laura Lee, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer for the Maine Community Foundation’s Thriving Older People strategic goal, and Jessica Maurer, J.D., Executive Director of the Maine Council on Aging.

The future of living, innovations in community, connecting people and ideas will be the theme of the final panel presentation moderated by aging and geriatric consultant Brenda Hamilton, LCSW. Marilyn Gugliucci, Ph.D., Professor and Director for Geriatrics Education and Research at the University of New England’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lori Parham, MS, Ph.D., State Director for Maine AARP and Maine’s Age Friendly Community Network, and Dr. William Sadler, Sociologist and author of “The Third Age: 6 Principles of Growth and Renewal” will talk about how we think, feel and act towards age and aging in communities. Discover how communities can be places that enable older people to do things they have reason to value, the person and the community.

The day will end with “THE BIG THINK” a participatory discussion between symposium moderators, panelists and attendees. This interactive community conversation “where do we go from here?” will be facilitated by Steve Raymond, Director of Marketing and Community Outreach at the Lincoln Home.

Lunch either on your own or by advanced reservation will be an opportunity for networking between aging professionals and community members. If symposium participants would like to partake of a sandwich smorgasbord prepared by Lincoln Health’s Food Service Department and Mr. Ribs BBQ, at a cost of $8.00 per person, they need to call 563-2148 by Monday, September 10, 2018 to reserve their wrap, coleslaw, chips and cookie.

Keeping you alert throughout the day wellness breaks will include morning and afternoon stretches lead by Casey Clark Kelley, Healthy Living Director at the Central Lincoln County YMCA and Robin Maginn, Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer at the CLCYMCA.

“The Greens 20th Anniversary Celebration” kicks off on Thursday evening, September 13, 2108, in the Dining Commons at Lincoln Academy, 81 Academy Hill, Newcastle, Maine. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception featuring sweet and savory Hors D’Oeuvres presented by Lincoln Academy’s culinary team and a musical Interlude with Celtic Harpist Barbara Wright and friends. Dr. Chip Teel, Eldercare Network of Lincoln County Founder and Board Chair, Andrea Handel, ECN Director, and Bob Hardina, ECN Board Member Emeritus will be sharing the ECN’s story and future vision for positive and healthy aging in the Greens age-friendly communities. At 7:00 p.m. Dr. Michael Fossel, President and Founder of Telcoyle and sponsored by the Dead River Company will discuss his research on the key to human aging. Although this event is free the ECN encourages community members to express their interest by dialing 563-2148 or by going to:

For 20 years the Eldercare Network of Lincoln County’s has been creating age friendly, community based homes for elders to live in pleasant and safe surroundings with dignity and enjoyment. “Our homes are unique places for elders to live in pleasant and safe surroundings with dignity and enjoyment”.

Connecting the Community, all ECN 20th Anniversary Celebration events are free. Community members across all generations welcome. Donations in support of the Eldercare Network are always appreciated. For information, to express your interest, to volunteer and/or to become a 20th Anniversary sponsor call 207-563-2148, e-mail or write the ElderCare Network of Lincoln County, P.O. Box 652, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Like us on Facebook

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