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
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.
The Yarmouth Aging In Place initiative has published their latest update of local activities that may be of interest to Seniors. You may read it by clicking here.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to view a poster with information on the Aging With Grace fall symposium offerings, which will take place on November 14 through 17 at the Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main St, Yarmouth, ME.