Together With Alzheimer’s Support Group Schedule

New and “seasoned” caregivers are welcome
to attend these free sessions at
The Sacred Heart Parish Center
326 Main St, Yarmouth, ME
Facilitator: Catherine Gentile
For more information, please email
ezine@catherinegentile.com

Wednesday, January 15
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open discussion

Wednesday, January 22
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open discussion

Wednesday, January 29
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open discussion

Looking for a New Year’s Resolution you can keep? YCAN is looking for participants and volunteers!

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) has three new programs! Programs are for Yarmouth residents only, and are designed to maintain independence at home and connect with the community.

  • The Handy Helper Program offers a volunteer that can assist with light household maintenance duties such as replacing light bulbs, raking leaves, cleaning windows, light painting, organizing, gardening, etc.  No jobs requiring licensure (i.e. plumber, electrician).
  • The Friendly Visitor Program offers a volunteer who will visit Yarmouth residents at their home regularly to provide companionship and friendship.
  • The Phone Pal Program offers a volunteer who will regularly call for a friendly chat.
  • A volunteer orientation will be January 16, 2020 (snow date January 17, 2020). Registration Required.

For more information, please contact the Yarmouth Community Resource Specialist at (207) 835-9866 or SMAAResource@yarmouth.me.us

Volunteers Needed on New Yarmouth Programs

Yarmouth prides 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 launching a couple of new programs that will add much to what we are already doing to make Yarmouth a more age friendly community.

The 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.

The 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.

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

We are looking for volunteers for these three programs! If you would like to learn more or sign up to help members in your community, please contact the Yarmouth Community Resource Specialist at 207-835-9866 or SMAAResource@yarmouth.me.us

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.