Stockton Springs Town Manager Courtney O’Donnell to speak Sunday, Feb. 25

Stockton Springs Town Manager Courtney O’Donnell to speak on Sunday, February 25 at 2pm at the Stockton Springs Community Library

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs”  2018 speaker series will present Courtney O’Donnell, Town Manager of Stockton Springs, on Sunday, February 25 at 2pm. Ms. O’Donnell will be discussing:

“What are the services that the town helps seniors with?”

Bring your questions so that Courtney can help with getting you an answer.

This will be the third year of monthly talks at SSCL in response to the growing interest in “Aging in Place” a widespread movement geared towards helping senior citizens stay in their homes as long as possible as they age. With the current growing number of elders, this movement has the potential to improve the quality of life for many seniors.

Thanks to the support of the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation this year’s talks will begin in February and continue through June.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information phone 207-567-4147.

Library receives 2018 grant from Maine Charity Foundation Fund

Stockton Springs Community Library is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. The 2018 grant will be overseen by the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” volunteer group at the library to support the 2018 Speakers’ Series and January-June weekly Tai Chi classes.

The Speakers’ series is beginning its third year and has monthly talks on topics to inform and educate seniors of their health and legal choices. There will be a variety of new speakers and topics in 2018!

Please visit the Stockton Springs Community Library’s website or call the library at 567-4147 for more details.

Stockton Springs Ambulance Director to Speak at Stockton Springs Community Library October 25th at 7:00 pm

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs” speaker series will present Charles (Chas) Hare, Director of the Stockton Springs Ambulance on Wednesday, October 25th at 7 pm at the Stockton Springs Community Library.

Chas will share information about the ambulance service, disaster preparedness, hazards that can impact you, emergency management, and more. He’ll also discuss what is involved in volunteering for the ambulance service and EMT training. There will be an opportunity for Q & A.

The “Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs” series of talks at SSCL is in response to the growing interest in “Aging in Place,” a widespread movement geared towards helping senior citizens stay in their homes as long as possible as they age. With the current growing number of elders, this movement has the potential to improve the quality of life for many seniors.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org or phone 207-567-4147.

Waldo County Probate Court Judge Susan W. Longley to Speak on “Probate Basics” Sunday, September 24th at 2:00 PM

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs” speaker series will present a “Probate Basics” workshop with Waldo County Probate Court Judge Susan W. Longley at the library on Sunday, September 24th at 2:00 PM at the Stockton Springs Community Library.

Judge Longley will explain the steps in organizing an advanced directive for health care and a financial power of attorney and will provide workshop participants with the relevant Maine forms. Group participation is welcome, as Judge Longley has found that workshop participants themselves often volunteer excellent ideas for handling delicate family matters.

Susan Longley currently serves as Waldo County Judge of Probate at a family court in Belfast, Maine. As Judge of Probate, Susan Longley combines her passion for her Waldo County constituents with her legal, legislative, and teaching experience to provide effective, efficient, and fair court services to families petitioning for guardianships, conservatorships, adoptions, name changes, and administration of decedents’ estates in the court over which she presides.
As Waldo County Judge of Probate, Susan Longley has worked to help families understand the procedural steps in filing and presenting their cases. She earned a degree in History from Mount Holyoke College. Longley earned her law degree and graduated in 1988 from the Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. Upon her return to Maine in 1988, Susan Longley was awarded a law clerkship for judges in Maine’s Superior Court system. She then practiced law by day and taught law courses at Unity College at night. During these years, Longley also managed to complete her Master’s degree in History at the University of Maine, where her honors thesis concerned the strengths and weaknesses of her father, Governor James B. Longley, Maine’s first independent Governor. From 1994 to 2002, Susan W. Longley represented Waldo County in the Maine State Senate. Having served as Waldo County Judge of Probate since 2005, Judge Susan W. Longley also extends her contributions to her community by speaking at statewide and community forums.

The Neighbors Helping Neighbors series of talks at SSCL is in response to the growing interest in “Aging in Place” a widespread movement geared towards helping senior citizens stay in their homes as long as possible as they age. With the current growing number of elders, this movement has the potential to improve the quality of life for many seniors.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information phone 207-567-4147.