SACO — Want to hear more about property tax programs designed for older residents? How about that will you have been meaning to prepare? And what is all that talk about Accessory Dwelling Units anyway?

Age Friendly Saco announces the return of its Annual Volunteer and Wellness Fair on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.— it is a free event, but people must register in advance at: (207) 710-5029 or sign up at, said Age Friendly Saco Director Jean Saunders.

The fair will be held at Thornton Academy and will begin with coffee and donuts and registrants will be able to choose to attend two of the three seminars:

• City Planner Jason Garnham will provide information about Saco’s Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance and Chris Lee from Backyard ADUs, will be present to discuss various ADU models and answer any questions about building one. Lee will also be at the afternoon vendor fair that follows the presentations.

• Sean McCarthy and Brooke Cobbett of Saco’s Assessing Department will present information on the various property tax programs available to older residents as well as how to access these programs. They will provide handouts and information about program application deadlines.

• Joyce Leary Clark, a partner at Prescott Jamieson Murphy Law Group, will present a talk on “Why Do I need a Will” and other legal documents. She will also be at the vendor fair in the afternoon to answer any questions.


After the seminars, a luncheon will be served in the TA Cafeteria followed by Age Friendly Saco’s Vendor Fair. Some of the vendors and their offerings include:

A Vaccine Clinic including the new bivalent COVID booster as well as flu vaccines, both the standard and 65-plus, will be provided Northern Light Homecare and Hospice.

BSOOB Transit will present a “Ride the Bus” demonstration. Participants will be able to ride the bus and better understand how to access the public transit system. Representatives from Age Friendly Saco’s On-Demand Transportation program will also be present.

Saco Cycles will feature the “CHAT,” a 2-person adaptive bike that a new volunteer program has been utilizing to provide bicycle rides again to residents in Saco residing in some of the city’s congregate living facilities.

Dick Hilton will be present to answer any questions about Medicare and prescription drug plans, said Saunders.

Saunders said there will be many exciting door prizes including echo dots, streaming devices, gift certificates and much more — and people must be present to win.

“We are excited to be able to offer this wonderful community event again and look forward to seeing many of you at Thornton Academy Nov. 5,” Saunders said.

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