New Programs Need Volunteers

A Call for Volunteers on New Yarmouth Programs

Yarmouth has always prided itself on having many generous and hardworking volunteers that contribute so much to our community.  To help us develop additional volunteer positions, YCAN has entered into a collaboration with SMAA (Southern Maine Agency on Aging) to bring the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) to Yarmouth.

This project is looking to roll out a couple of new programs that we believe will add much to what we are already doing to make Yarmouth a more age friendly community. These programs are a Friendly Visitor Program, Phone Pals Program, and a Handy Helper Service!

Our Friendly Visitor Program will have a volunteer visit an elderly resident in his or her home on a regular basis, providing companionship and friendship. No medical, personal care or housekeeping tasks involved.

Our Phone Pal Program will have a volunteer provide homebound elders with companionship by regularly calling on the phone in an effort to decrease feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Our Handy Helper Program will have volunteers assist people with light household maintenance duties, i.e.: replacing light bulbs, raking leaves, cleaning garage, light painting, gardening.  No jobs requiring licensure (i.e. plumber, electrician).

We are looking for volunteers for these programs! 

We are holding two informational sessions about developing these programs.

Please join us at the Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room on Tuesday, April 16th from 10-11 am OR Thursday, April 18th from 4-5 pm to learn more.

If you have any questions, please contact Yarmouth Community Resource Specialist Maureen Brosnan at 835-9866 orMBrosnan@yarmouth.me.us . See you there!

Aging: What’s Happening? And NOW What do I Do ?

Yarmouth’s Aging in Place is offering a free workshop covering many aspects of aging:
– What memory, physical health, and mental health changes might happen?
– When should I worry?
– What can I do to manage these changes?

The workshop will take place on Saturday, April 6th at the First Parish Church of Yarmouth from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm (doors open at 9 am).

Join your friends and neighbors for this important conversation and learn about available resources! Participation is free and LUNCH will be served.

Please click here to see the flyer for this event.

1/25/19: Music Therapy for Cognitive Challenges

317 Main Street will host a FREE lecture and demonstration on the value of music therapy for people with cognitive challenges. It should be of particular interest to caregivers – both spouses and professionals who want to incorporate music into their care.

Please click here to see the flyer for this event, which will take place at 317 Main Street, in Yarmouth, Maine on January 25th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

2/5/19: Aging In Place With Your Pets

On Tuesday, February 5 the Yarmouth Village Improvement Society (VIS) is offering a free program with Trendy Stanchfield from Midcoast Humane at their next regular meeting.  One of her topics will be aging in place with your pets

The event will begin with half an hour for socializing at 10:30 am, followed by the program at 11:00 am in the Community Room of the Yarmouth Town Hall.

Contact Laurie Broberg for further information: lauriej@maine.rr.com