Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, is scheduled to continue his Senior Listening Tour on Thursday morning in Skowhegan.

The topic of public discussion is to be “aging in place,” addressing independent living and the challenges facing older Mainers, according to a news release. The session is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. in Tewksbury Hall, 13 Island Ave., behind the Skowhegan Federated Church.

“Maine values the seniors who have built our state,” Eves said in the release. “Our policies can make the difference for their ability to live independently in their homes.”

The Skowhegan event, the seventh stop on the listening tour, will be an opportunity for community members, lawmakers and Somerset County residents to discuss ways to help Maine people age in place. House Majority Leader Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, will participate in the event.

“We stand on the shoulders of the generations that came before us,” McCabe said. “Without them, our communities would not be what they are today. It’s up to us, who owe them so much, to ensure that they can age in dignity and security. This event will help us make that happen.”

The statewide tour is a continuation of Eves’ “Keep ME Home” bipartisan legislative package aimed at helping more seniors live independently in their communities. The previous stops of the tour were in Kennebunk, Auburn and Harpswell.

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