2006 Blaine House Conference on AgingAugust 15, 2006 - TRCRe-Imagining Aging in MaineRegional forums hosted by Maine's Area Agencies on AgingIn collaboration with the Muskie School, University of Maine Center on Aging, AARP, the Alzheimer's Association, Legal Services for the Elderly, the Long Term Care Ombudsman, Maine Council of Seniors and other community partners.August 22 (Tuesday), 9:00 a.m. - Noon, Dover-Foxcroft YMCAYour experience and wisdom counts !• Join friends and neighbors in yourcommunity to make your voice heard.• Share your concerns and ideas about solutionson important issues of today and tomorrow.What it is :The Blaine House Conference on Aging is a grassroots conference scheduled for September 21, 2006 to be held at the Augusta Civic Center. Two hundred delegates from around the State will attend this one-day conference. There will be speakers and workshops focusing on key aging issues. The delegates will vote on resolutions to address the issues, and those resolutions will be taken to the Legislature and the Governor's office for further action.Purpose:The purpose of the Conference is to identify and bring statewide attention and action to key aging issues important to Maine's older population. The Conference is more than a one-day event. It is a grassroots process to identify and act on issues important to Mainers by involving you directly in that process.Regional Forums:The purpose of the Regional Forums is to hear directly from grassroots community members and to make sure their concerns are considered by the Conference. Through these forums, organized by the Area Agencies on Aging and held throughout the State in August, delegates will be selected to attend the Conference and raise issues for consideration.Key Issues to be Considered:• Healthy Aging• Elder Safety &. Protection• Creative Housing/Services• Caregivers of Long Term Care Services (both paid and family members)• Transportation• Community Involvement & Volunteerism• Other important issuesMaine Health and Human ServicesSponsored by:Office of Elder ServicesREGIONAL FORUMSEASTERN AREA AGENCY ON AGINGTo RSVP or for more information, please call 1-877-ELDERS1NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.