Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The season of giving

It's the season of giving: making lists, considering loved ones, contributing to causes we care about. We might become annoyed at the ever-present urges to think about the holidays. We complain about the barrage of solicitations in the mail and the way-to-early Christmas displays in the stores. But at the heart of the holiday season is a great impulse.

So when you're thinking about donations, don't forget PVSC.

We wish everyone a calm, joyful, holiday season filled with everything good.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Maine is age-friendly!

Senior College has always been age-friendly: that's our purpose, after all! Now the whole state of Maine has gotten on the bandwagon, by joining AARP's Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. By doing so, Maine has become an officially Age-Friendly State, according to AARP.

The goal of the undertaking is, as Governor Janet Mills said, "creating age-friendly, livable communities with walkable streets, safe and affordable housing, transportation and access to services." While these goals would help Mainers of any age, they're especially welcome to seniors and those with disabilities. 

A skeptical person might think that this is only a label. But there's meat at the heart of it. The network will make "critical data, technical advice, best practices and organizing tools" available to Maine, Mills said. Even raising awareness of seniors' needs is a good start, so hurrah for Maine! Onward and upward!