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How programs in Maine aim to connect older and younger Mainers for mutual benefit


A variety of projects and programs in Maine bring together older and younger people to work and interact together. These cross-generational relationships have mutual benefits to seniors and youths. Younger Mainers offer needed help to their elders; while the older people mentor or share knowledge with the younger generation. We’ll learn about different ways in which these relationships are helping young and old throughout the state.

Donna Anderson, director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Southern Maine
Marilyn Gugliucci, professor and director, Geriatrics Research, University of New England; director, U-ExCEL-Older Adult Fitness Program, Division of Geriatrics; UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine; member, Age Friendly University Global Network
Patricia Oh, program manager, Center on Aging, University of Maine; liaison to AARP Maine; member, Maine Age-Friendly State Advisory Committee

VIP Callers:
Jean Saunders, director, Age Friendly Saco
Kathi Smith, associate professor of art, Husson University

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