Let’s Celebrate!

The Yarmouth Aging in Place project is celebrating our accomplishments with an Ice Cream Social and you are invited.  You’ll get a chance to meet some of our wonderful volunteers, learn more about the project, and have some yummy ice cream besides.  (We do know that the Rowe School ice cream social is the night before so you have two chances to celebrate the coming of summer).

Ice Cream Social
on
Thursday, June 8
at 5:00 PM

at the Merrill Memorial Library Garden

Come meet our teams and see what they have to share!

Join us inside for a special presentation
at 5:30 to reveal our
recent recognition from the AARP

Click here to see the PDF of the Ice Cream Social Flyer

Ice Cream generously donated by
Toot’s Ice Cream
of North Yarmouth

toots-logo

This is a rain or shine event!

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

Spring/Summer Schedule

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

Facilitator: Catherine Gentile (ezine@catherinegentile.com)

Wednesday, May 31
Sorry, No Meeting

Wednesday, June 7
Sorry, No Meeting

Wednesday, June 14
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, June 21
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, June 28
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 5
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 12
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 19
Sorry, No Meeting

Wednesday, July 26
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Next $5 Bus Trip to Maine Mall: 5/31

Yarmouth Community Services, Yarmouth Aging in Place, and Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors have organized four monthly $5 per person bus trips to Maine Mall, with pickup and drop-off at five locations around Yarmouth. For details, see the image above or call Yarmouth Community Services at (207) 846-2406.

A Matter of Balance Workshop

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
Falmouth

The workshop will have between 12 and 15 participants, so register soon by calling 207-396-6500.

Aging in Place: Community Project is Off and Running

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.