Advisory Committee on Age-Friendly Bowdoinham

Patricia Melander, Chair
Term Expires: 2019
Diana Mosher
Term Expires: 2020
Alice Pollis
Term Expires: 2020
Rachelle Tome, Vice Chair
Term Expires: 2020
Gracia Woodward, Secretary
Term Expires: 2019

Contact: Melissa Halsey, Assistant Clerk
Email: assistantclerk@bowdoinham.com
Meets the 2nd Monday of the Month, 2:30pm in the Graduate Room, 2nd floor of the Coombs Municipal Building
Phone: 207 666-5531

In 2014, Bowdoinham was the first municipality in northern New England to be accepted as a member of the World Health Organization-Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

Bowdoinham was one of two communities in the United States and one of 13 municipalities in the world asked to help the World Health Organization develop a set of indicators that communities can use to measure progress toward making their communities more age-friendly.

In 2015, Bowdoinham was accepted as a member of the AARP-Network of Age-Friendly Communities.

The Advisory Committee on Aging (ACOA) advises the Bowdoinham Select Board about ways to make the community more aging friendly and oversees the age-friendly activities in the community.

On June 15, 2017, ACOA celebrated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with breakfast, followed by a skit and a panel of experts. Stories from Around the Quilt was written and performed by the Bowdoinham Age-Friendly players: