At a time when Maine is becoming the grayest state in the country, it is comforting to know there is someone running for office whose background and passion includes the care and wellbeing of seniors.

Diane Denk, candidate for House District 9 (Kennebunkport and parts of Kennebunk and Biddeford), began working with seniors at an early age. In high school, she traveled to the state hospital and volunteered in the geriatric unit. For many years in Chicago, she became a “visiting friend” matched up with an elderly person through Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly.

In Maine, she has been a hospice volunteer, bringing care and comfort to seniors and their families in their final years.

When we began No Place Like Home, a group studying the problems of seniors and developing some of the solutions our community can provide, Diane became part of our focus and discussion groups, and brought good ideas to the table.

She is concerned with the issues of keeping seniors in their homes or securing quality affordable housing, finding reliable transportation, providing dependable home health care, and furnishing respite care to the caretaker.

The people of House District 9 would benefit from someone with Diane’s concern for and eagerness to serve our expanding senior population. We encourage you to vote for Diane Denk on Nov. 8.

Jonathan “Jay” Kilbourn
and Molly Hoadley, Founders,
No Place Like Home