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, February 12
Sorry, no meeting

Wednesday, February 19
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open discussion

Wednesday, February 26
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Guest speaker: Susan Raychard, MOTR/L, CDP, PAC Independent Trainer
“The Impact of Sensory Integrative Issues on Alzheimer’s/Dementia”

Wednesday, March 4
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open discussion

Wednesday, March 11
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open discussion
Guest speaker: George Voyzey, SLP
“Facilitating Communication with Our Loved Ones: Practical Applications”

Wednesday, March 18
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open discussion

Wednesday, March 25
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Guest speaker, Danni Higgins, SLP from Coastal Rehab

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