Gibson Center Coordinator:
Caleb Gilbert (email@example.com)
Goal #1: Partner with local healthcare providers to promote physical wellness as a tool to manage chronic physical and mental health conditions; Explore ways to operationalize and promote MaineHealth “Small Steps” program in at least 3 practices that serve older adults. This program is designed to help adults want to move more, eat better, and feel rested. https://www.mainehealth.org/Lets-Go/Adult-Program
Goal #2: Utilize AARP Drive Safe materials to inform older adults of best practices to safely fit themselves to their vehicles and empower families to address driving concerns in an effective manner. Host Drive Safe Program at the Gibson Center (Spring 2022).
Goal #3: Partner with Memorial Hospital, ADC, VNS and Gibson Center to offer Dementia Capable Trainings in 2021-2022 to community members, service sector, healthcare sector, etc.
Goal#4: Promote resources to ensure Safe Housing for older adults in the MWV. Host Safe Housing workshop in 2022. Include lead poisoning prevention resources, smoke alarms, CO detectors, safety modifications, universal design, etc. Partner with the Housing and Community Connections working groups to capitalize on their efforts to inventory and disseminate venues to connect neighbors to neighbors, contractors and home services.