Recently the Belfast Senior Center has been fortunate to have a number of local people share their knowledge with seniors who come to the center, in keeping with our mission to provide education for adults 60-plus years of age. The center would like to thank:

Attorney Randolph A. Mailloux of Belfast, who spoke about the necessity of a proper estate plan being in place. He provided the appropriate documents that seniors should have in their homes to assist families and caregivers in emergencies.

State Sen. Chip Curry, who spoke on newly passed Maine legislation that affects and benefits seniors including a new property tax relief law, the forms that must be filed, and state website information.

Belfast Fire Chief Patrick Richards, who spoke about fire prevention and safety in our homes, what alarm devices should be in our homes, when to check them and the expiration of fire safety equipment.

Belfast Ambulance paramedic Debbie Heath, who, along with several new EMTs, a volunteer, and a city ambulance came with important information about 911 calls and what to expect if one needs ambulance services. They demonstrated equipment and did blood pressure checks for those interested.

Seniors listened, asked questions, learned and were richer for the experience.

We also wish to thank Belfast Parks & Rec Director Norm Poirier for his continued encouragement and support. Thanks to The Belfast Soup Kitchen that provides free meals to seniors. Thanks to the Waldo County Reentry Center garden that provides farm fresh veggies to seniors free for the taking. Thank you to all who support local seniors, including The Republican Journal for printing our news.

If you would like information on upcoming programs, please email your name and email address to BelfastSenior@gmail.com to be added to our email list. Or if you are fully vaccinated, stop at the center at the Belfast Boathouse on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Belfast Senior Center is a free, 501(c)(3) organization.

Gloria Guyette

Belfast Senior Center