UMaine Extension’s Senior Gathering events focus of Morning Sentinel column

Senior Gathering events hosted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension were the focus of a recent Morning Sentinel column. The Senior Gathering, designed to provide a place for older adults to socialize, play games, take part in activities such as Make a Soup Day, share refreshments and sometimes hear a speaker, is held 1–3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of every month in UMaine Extension’s meeting room at 7 County Drive in Skowhegan, the article states. Anyone 55 and older is encouraged to join, free of charge, and may call UMaine Extension at 474.9622 ahead of time to notify organizers, according to Gail Watson, who coordinates the UMaine Center on Aging’s Senior Companion Program and is administrative specialist for UMaine Extension. Senior Gatherings also are held in Canaan, Smithfield and Madison, the article states. “It’s really a collaborative thing, and we hope it will grow,” Watson said.