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Age-Friendly Sullivan’s Local Initiatives Showcased in New Video from AARP Maine:
Collaborative efforts encourage residents of all ages to remain active and socially engaged
Today, AARP Maine released a new video highlighting the age-friendly initiatives of Sullivan where residents, community leaders and municipal entities have worked together on behalf of the entire community. Since 2012, over 80 communities in Maine have joined AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities with the Town of Sullivan joining in 2018. AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative helps communities become great places to live for residents of all ages. In 2019, the State of Maine was designated an Age-Friendly State under the leadership of Governor Janet Mills.
“Sullivan is more than just a Town, it is a community,” says Town Manager, Stacy M.G. Tozier. “This is a community where residents and businesses come together, share ideas and common goals and work to improve the present, plan for the future and value the experience of the past. These ideas and goals are due in large part to the dedication of Sullivan's volunteers and Age-Friendly-Sullivan. With our volunteers and Age-Friendly-Sullivan's time and dedication, our community is showing the young, middle age and elderly that change is possible and sharing is caring. Sullivan Cares!”
In celebration of the town’s advancement of community initiatives, AARP Maine produced a short video which includes interviews with many members of the Age-Friendly Sullivan team. The video can be viewed on YouTube, and on Facebook and Instagram @aarpmaine.
“We applaud the inspiring achievements of Age-Friendly Sullivan and their commitment to advancing initiatives that encourage residents of all ages to remain active and socially engaged,” said Noël Bonam, AARP Maine State Director. “This new video showcases their collaborative approach to helping residents access key services and participate in community activities. Such collaboration is the cornerstone of what it means to be an inclusive community and we look forward to the spread of this energizing, and essential, age-friendly movement throughout the state of Maine.”