Between 80 and 100 people heard all about options for housing at AIP’s fourth annual Forum on Aging on Saturday, Nov. 3. Annamarie Pluhar, nationally known author and expert on shared housing, led the audience through a series of activities to demonstrate the benefits of sharing a home with another person. Experts on home modifications, in-home care, accessory dwelling units, real estate, hospice services, and independent and assisted living shared their expertise with those who attended the forum. During breaks, attendees browsed informational resources provided by local vendors and nonprofits, including Aging in Place Cumberland, and had the opportunity to get their blood pressure checked and participate in a free balance screening. They enjoyed coffee and pastries and a musical selection presented by Greely High School jazz band.

Thank you to all those who volunteered their time, presented valuable information, and made the day one to remember–with a special tip of the hat to Forum Committee Chair Rita Farry and her committee volunteers.