Southern Harbor Eldercare Services and North Haven Sustainable Housing invite you to an “Aging on Islands” symposium on Saturday, July 16th on North Haven at Waterman’s Community Center. The half-day conference will bring together state and national experts on aging issues, community members and residents of Maine’s fifteen year-round islands, and elder care practitioners. The focus will be on the experiences of seniors on Maine’s offshore islands and how we can reimagine care for seniors in all of our communities in the future.
Guest speaker: The conference will feature a keynote address by Dr. Bill Thomas, the founder of the global non-profit The Eden Alternative and creator of The Green House Project, both radical new approaches to reforming long term care in the United States. Dr. Thomas was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “top ten Americans shaping aging” and recently featured in Atul Gawande’s best-selling book, Being Mortal.
To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.nhshousing.org/aging-on-islands