Title

Not Aging, But Thriving in Place: Safe Housing, Health Care for Elderly Pose Challenges on Islands

Source

Island Journal

Date

2016

Volume Number

32

Pages

66-68

Abstract

When Chebeaque Island resident Charlotte "Pommy" Hatfield recognized the need and benefit for elderly residents to age in place on the island, she, along with twenty other island residents, organized the Island Commons, an assisted living facility to help these residents. Other islands have organized similar facilities. A description of the facilities, how they are funded and the services they provide are featured. [images]

Subjects

Chebeague Island (Me.), Older people--Care, Congregate housing

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