The Summer 2017 Yarmouth Aging in Place newsletter has recently been published. You may click here to read it.
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
New and “seasoned” caregivers
are welcome to these free sessions.
Late Summer/Early Fall Schedule
Sacred Heart Parish Center
326 Main St, Yarmouth
Facilitator: Catherine Gentile
FMI: email: email@example.com
Wednesday, Aug. 2: Join us from 7:00-8:00
Wednesday, Aug. 9: Join us from 7:00-8:00
Wednesday, Aug. 16: Join us from 7:00-8:00
Wednesday, Aug. 23: Sorry, no meeting.
Wednesday, Aug. 30: Join us from 7:00-8:00
Wednesday, Sept. 6: Sorry, no meeting.
Wednesday, Sept. 13: Sorry, no meeting.
Wednesday, Sept. 20: Join us from 7:00-8:00
Wednesday, Sept. 27: Join us from 7:00-8:00
Have you noticed changes in your balance or do you have concerns about falling? You can stay active and independent.
A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to help you manage falls and increase activity levels. This workshop includes gentle exercises with additional components, including group discussion, home safety, assertiveness skill building, and a visit from a guest healthcare professional.
The workshop will be will be held from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm every Tuesday from May 23rd through June 27th at:
Holy Martyrs Church
266 Foreside Rd
The workshop will have between 12 and 15 participants, so register soon by calling 207-396-6500.
Yarmouth Aging In Place (AIP) has produced its first newsletter, with information about Yarmouth tax relief options, Money Minders, and the upcoming Wellness Fair . Click here to read it!
Yarmouth is committed to supporting our residents to “age in place” in their own homes/community, comfortably, safely, and independently, regardless of physical ability, age, or income.
Since Spring 2015 this project has been under development to design supportive programs for seniors. Our planning process was supported by the Town of Yarmouth, YCAN (Yarmouth Cares about Neighbors), and the Cumberland County Development Block Grant Program.
The plan is complete and community volunteers are hard at work implementing what residents requested in the community wide survey completed last winter. Successful programs already underway or nearing completion include:
- Volunteer snow shovel brigade
- List of local social opportunities already available for seniors
- Informational brochure on fuel assistance, affordable housing, and food security
- STAY (Senior Tax Assistance for Yarmouth)
- Home companion/health services information for seniors and their caregivers
- Yarmouth Senior Rides
- List of reliable vendors/contractors
- Application process for home modifications
We look forward to working with you to make Yarmouth a more age friendly community.
For more information please contact AIP Coordinator, Leigh Kirchner (leighmk2050 “at” gmail.com) or at (207) 712-7244. Please check the Senior Services section of this site for AIP updates. Be watching for our first issue of Yarmouth Senior News in March (available in many locations in Yarmouth), with news of interest to you.