Rachel McGinness knows that staying mobile is very important, especially for the elderly. She understands that a chance to socialize and get a little movement can lift spirits as well as activity levels. Plus, she makes delicious soup! Rachel holds a free “Elderwalk” twice a month, here at the Meetinghouse.
|Benches provide convenient rest stops.|
The first Elderwalk took place September 4th. Rachel served a delicious soup, bread and butter, ice tea, and cookies. She describes a lively conversation full of introductions, stories and sharing about each other's lives. After the group cleaned up, they went outside. "The weather was perfect and the nature was great no matter which trail was taken, we even saw a Monarch caterpillar looking to make a cocoon."
Elderwalk takes place on the first and third Thursday of the month from 12:00 to 2:00, at the Meetinghouse located at 77 Belvedere Road in Damariscotta. All are welcome, and those needing help with mobility issues should bring their caregivers, too. There is no charge, but reservations are appreciated. Call the Meetinghouse phone at 563-3757 and let us know how many to expect!