Thank You Sue Rowe!

A celebration was held at the First Parish Church on February 2nd to thank Sue Rowe for her many years of service to what is now the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry.

Sue will soon step down from her managing role, and a team of volunteers is in the process of being assembled to take on the many roles she has so ably filled.

Over $1,500 worth of food was donated to the Food Pantry in her honor, and the following plaque will be hung on the wall of the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry.


Alzheimer’s Support Calendar

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors supports the “Aging In Place” initiative in Yarmouth, led by Leigh Kirchner with support from a large group of volunteers. They received a block grant to conduct a survey of needs in Yarmouth, and used the survey results to develop a preliminary plan for services that was recently presented to our Town Council.

The following meeting calendar for a local Alzheimer’s support group is an example of a service that is becoming increasingly needed in our community as more and more of us are helping to care for an aging friend or relative.

Together With Alzheimer’s Support Group

Mid Winter Schedule

All are welcome to these free sessions at the:
Sacred Heart Parish Center
326 Main St
Yarmouth, ME

Facilitator: Catherine Gentile (

Wednesday, Feb. 1
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, Feb. 8
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, Feb 15
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Complexities of Caregiver Grief”
Peter Baker, LCSW
Alzheimer’s Association

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Sorry, No Meeting

Wednesday, March 1
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, March 8
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Diana McDermott, LCPC
Coordinator, Center for Grieving Children

Wednesday, March 15
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, March 22
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, March 29
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Yarmouth Cares: Donations Welcome

The annual Yarmouth Cares campaign has begun! Please consider a donation to support all of the Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) programs including:

Yarmouth CAN is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit, all-volunteer organization, so your contributions are eligible to be tax deductible under Maine and Federal law.

Please make checks payable to Yarmouth CAN, and mail them to:

Yarmouth CAN
P.O. Box 553
Yarmouth, ME 04096

Please include your name, address, phone number, and email address so that we may send you an acknowledgement of your gift. If you prefer that your name not be publicly acknowledged as a donor to YCAN, please include a note to that effect with your check.

Thank you, and Happy Holidays!

2016 Project Holiday Application Available

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) will once again be coordinating Holiday Gifts for Yarmouth, Maine families in need of help with gifts for their children. We request that all applications be returned to us by November 20, 2016 if possible, to give our Elves more time to shop.

The 2016 Project Holiday application is now available by clicking here, or by visiting:

Yarmouth Community Services
200 Main Street (behind Town Hall)

First Parish Church
116 Main Street

Completed applications should be returned to Community Services at the address above.

If you have questions, or would like an application mailed to you, please call Beth at (207) 838-2261 or Jean at (207) 329-7295.

The Yarmouth Community Center now has its own website and logo!

The Yarmouth Community Center initiative (which YCAN sponsors) now has its own website and logo. Check it out at:

If you are looking for the latest information about events relating to this effort, the link above is the place to find it.