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

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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.

Panelists:
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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