‘Listening sessions’ for state plan on aging set for Lewiston, Wilton

LEWISTON — SeniorsPlus is holding two “listening sessions” this month as part of the development of the 2021-25 State Plan on Aging.
All are invited but presenters are especially interested in hearing from Maine’s older adults, adults with physical disabilities, caregivers, pre-retirees, veterans, and service providers.
They sessions are:
1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at SeniorsPlus, 10 Falcon Road in Lewiston;
1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Comfort Inn, 1022 U.S. Route 2, Wilton.
RSVP is required by calling 207-795-4010 or 1-800-427-1241.
Maine is developing the 2021-25 State Plan on Aging, which is the road map for developing services that focus on Maine’s older population and adults with disabilities. The University of Southern Maine, in partnership with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Aging and Disability Services, will host the liistening sessions.
“These Listening Sessions offer a unique opportunity for older people and people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers and providers, to be heard,” said Betsy Sawyer-Manter, president and CEO of SeniorsPlus. “The impact of the Strategic Plan will be felt for years, so it’s important to participate in helping to determine the outcome.”
SeniorsPlus is the Western Maine designated Area Agency on Aging covering Franklin, Oxford and Androscoggin counties.