BANGOR – On Friday, Feb. 11 the Bangor Livable Communities Committee will review the results of the Walk Audit conducted in the fall of 2021. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting. Our audit review will take place at 11 a.m. and will be accessible in person and on zoom. Click here for Zoom meeting.

Anja Collette, planning analyst in the city’s Planning Division, will present the findings she compiled. This project was part of the outreach efforts for the Comprehensive Plan as well as part of the work of the Age-Friendly Community Work.

Also on the agenda is a presentation on accessibility needs for a portion of the Kenduskeag Trail and Prentiss Woods. The presentation will be conducted by Claire Scobie, a student at the University of Maine.

The main speaker for the meeting is Professor Lenard Kaye, PhD director of the University of Maine’s Center on Aging.

The Bangor Livable Communities Committee is a member of the AARP Age-Friendly Communities Network. The Committee produced a Livable Communities Action Plan in 2018 and is available on the City’s website. Current work of the Committee includes projects using AARP’s eight domains of a livable community: Outdoor Spaces & Buildings, Transportation, Housing, Social Participation, Respect and Social Inclusion, Work and Civic Engagement, Communication & Information, and, Community & Health Services. Every month, the Committee hosts a speaker on one of the eight domains to raise awareness and engage the community in potential related projects.

University of Maine’s Center on Aging is an active partner in the Committee’s activities along with representatives from Eastern Area Agency on Aging, Penquis, St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, U.S. Sen. King’s office and private citizens. Committee meetings and discussions also serve as an active outreach mechanism for the City’s work on the Comprehensive Plan. Bangor resident Karen Campbell, an AARP Fellow and BLCC member, provides additional support by coordinating activities for the Committee. Staff in the City’s Planning Division and Public Health & Community Services Department host monthly meetings and provide ongoing staff support for the Committee.

The committee meetings are open to the public.