Mount Desert Islander references UMaine’s role in Bar Harbor Task Force on Aging

A Mount Desert Islander article about Bar Harbor’s Task Force on Aging mentioned the role of the University of Maine’s Center on Aging. The article cited a 2018 report published by the center saying that the task force was created to “provide services and advocacy that enable older residents of Bar Harbor to live in the community for as long as possible.” The center helped the task force conduct a survey of registered voters in Bar Harbor aged 50 and older to identify key issues important to the town’s aging population and ways to improve certain areas to help them age in place — 93 percent of those surveyed wanted to remain in Bar Harbor as they age, according to the article. The task force will become a standing committee to work toward addressing the issues, the article states.