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Building Age-Friendly Communities


A look at what's being done in communities large and small across the state to respond to the needs of an aging population.  We'll learn about age-friendly initiatives in Maine and beyond that in many cases involve volunteers and community leaders working together.
Guests:  Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director
  Linda Weare, Director of Elder Affairs for the City of Portland and a licensed clinical social worker
  Patricia Oh, LMSW, Coordinator of Older Adult Services in Bowdoinham, Maine

Jennifer walked into her college radio station as a 17-year-old freshman and never looked back. Even though she was terrified of the microphone back then — and spoke into it as little as possible — she loved the studio, the atmosphere and, most of all, the people who work in broadcasting. She was hooked. Decades later, she’s back behind the radio microphone hosting Maine Public Radio’s flagship talk program, Maine Calling. She’s not afraid of the mic anymore, but still loves the bright, eclectic people she gets to work with every day.