Updated YCAN Brochure

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) has updated its descriptive brochure, which you may view by clicking here. It contains up to date information on our current activities and their impact over the past year.

The brochure is intended to be folded twice with the logo ending up on the front panel, however the format is printer-dependent, so the folds may not always fall in the right places when printed on your printer. Please contact us or leave a comment below if you wish to obtain printed copies of this brochure that fold “well”.

Aging in Place Survey Documents

If you live in Yarmouth and your household has not received an Aging in Place survey, or if you need an extra copy for some reason, you may click here to download a PDF of the survey suitable for printing. A copy of the cover letter for the survey can be found here.

No matter what your age, we hope that every Yarmouth household will complete and return a copy of this survey. Please return your survey to us by mail or by using one of the collection boxes around town:

– Town Hall
– Merrill Memorial Library
– Yarmouth Community Services
– the Yarmouth History Center
– Chamber of Commerce
– Bartlett Circle Community Building
– Yarmouth Falls Community Room
– Sacred Heart Church (on Sundays)
– First Parish Church Office

Results of the survey will be used to plan for Yarmouth to be a more age-friendly community.

Thank you!

Aging in Place Survey will arrive soon!

Some of the more than 40 wonderful volunteers that prepared 4,600 community surveys for mailing to all Yarmouth residents on February 1st are shown in the photo above. Please watch for the Yarmouth Aging in Place Community Survey coming to your mailbox at the beginning of February. We hope that all Yarmouth adults will complete this survey.

The Focus Groups (Listening Groups) we ran in the fall gave us a lot of information about the support people need to help either themselves or family members remain in their homes/community as they age.  Now we are asking the entire community to help us set our priorities.

No matter what your age, please return your survey to us by mail or by using one of the collection boxes around town:

  • Town Hall
  • Merrill Memorial Library
  • Yarmouth Community Services
  • the Yarmouth History Center
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Bartlett Circle Community Building
  • Yarmouth Falls Community Room
  • Sacred Heart Church (on Sundays)
  • First Parish Church Office

Results of the survey will be used to plan for Yarmouth to be a more age friendly community.

Questions? Call Leigh at 207-712-7244 or contact her at: leighmk2050 “at” gmail.com

Outgrown Coats, Hats, or Mittens? Donate them to Operation Bundle-Up!

It’s that time of the the year again… if your family discovers any coats, hats, or mittens that you no longer need, Operation Bundle-Up can put them to good use. Donated items will be inspected, cleaned, then made available to local families in need through Yarmouth Community Services and the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, as well as in coordination with Project Holiday’s distribution of gifts and food.

Donation boxes will be available at the following locations through the end of December:

  • Yarmouth Community Services office (behind Town Hall)
  • Town Hall
  • Merrill Memorial Library
  • Maine Roasters Coffee
  • Vestibule between Village Consignment & Island Treasure Toys

Coats, hats, and mittens for Operation Bundle-Up may be donated year-round at Town Hall in Yarmouth, Maine. The collection box is located across from the main desk where you may register vehicles, pay taxes, etc.

Forum on Planning Merrill Library’s Future

You are invited to participate in a Forum on Community and the Library, on Monday November 30, from 6pm to 8pm at Merrill Library.

After a brief presentation by Denise Clavette, Yarmouth’s Economic Development Director, about insights from their recent survey, the Library would like to hear from you: what do you love about the library, and what the library can do to serve you better?

This event is open to the public, and we encourage you to bring your friends and neighbors. Refreshments will be served.

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YCAN Web Site Has New Layout

YCAN has just completed switching over to a new layout for its web site.  The new layout:

  • is easier to read (larger font sizes)
  • displays menus at the top left on tablet and computer screens
  • displays menus only when the Menu button is tapped on cellphone screens
  • has a single-level menu (no sub-menus) so all options are visible

We had a few hiccups switching over to this layout… we just learned that folks who receive an e-mail every time a new item is posted here have received a couple of strange e-mails (just a logo & nothing else, etc.). We apologize for that, and thank you for your patience.

Comments. suggestions, corrections, etc. on our site’s layout or content are always welcome. To do so, leave a comment on any of our home page posts by clicking on the “Leave a comment” link at the bottom left of the post, or send us an e-mail: ycan@ycan.info.  Thank you!