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 also connect with organizations, services, and educational opportunities in neighboring towns and across the region to ensure a full spectrum of opportunities for Lyme community members.
All are welcome 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:
- Falls prevention resources. Through a partnership with Lyme Hardware and generous support of the Lyme Benefit Fund, we are offering a free night light that automatically turns on when there’s movement to make it safer to walk through the home after dark. Contact the Aging in Place Committee to learn more.
- 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, at the CCL Living Room, the library, and the church. 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.
- Access to regionally educational programming. Click here for more information about programs at the Aging Resource Center at Dartmouth. We’ll help with rides and also work to bring programming to Lyme, when practical.
- Surveys of the Lyme community in 2013 and 2016 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
Share your hopes and concerns about aging in Lyme. Click here.