The Aging in Place committee works to involve those who wish to remain in their homes in planning for the lives they choose. The group is exploring ways to build on the strengths and services of our Lyme community to support individuals and families in remaining comfortable, safe, and spiritually strong as they age or face challenges in caring for themselves.
We meet monthly on the third Wednesday at 5pm. All are welcome to join — to be part of the conversation, to volunteer time or talents, or just to hear what’s happening.
Impact is beyond those who are aging in place:
- Welcome packet for new residents in Lyme, created with the Parish Nurse, Town Clerk, and Library, providing information about services and volunteer opportunities. Welcoming New Neighbors is an ongoing CCL priority. Contact us to receive a warm personal welcome and the information packet!
- Partnership with Those Guys Lyme service organization to include women volunteers, increasing the kinds of transportation and broadening the range of services available.
- Education and book discussion groups, both at the church and at the Library. A wide range of topics has been explored, and new programs are being added all the time. Please let us know if there’s a topic you would like to learn more about. This spring, we are presenting the second half of the series, “So You Want to Age in Place — Now What?”
- Survey of the Lyme community in 2013 to understand hopes about aging and anticipated and unmet needs for support.
- Support for those who live alone, working with the Parish Nurses, Other Lyme service groups, and businesses
- Home safety checks
- Grocery delivery
- Check in phone calls to neighbors
- Small group meals