Thanksgiving Strong Bodies Lunch Crunch Fundraiser

Get in a Thanksgiving morning workout at Strong Bodies and help YCAN support the Lunch Crunch program (click here for a Forecaster article about the program)

Thursday 11/22/2018
8:30 – 9:30 am
Boot Camp at Strong Bodies
Family & Friends Invited!

ALL PROCEEDS from this Boot Camp will be donated to YCAN to help support the Lunch Crunch Program.

THANK YOU Strong Bodies!

Aging in Place Survey will arrive soon!

Some of the more than 40 wonderful volunteers that prepared 4,600 community surveys for mailing to all Yarmouth residents on February 1st are shown in the photo above. Please watch for the Yarmouth Aging in Place Community Survey coming to your mailbox at the beginning of February. We hope that all Yarmouth adults will complete this survey.

The Focus Groups (Listening Groups) we ran in the fall gave us a lot of information about the support people need to help either themselves or family members remain in their homes/community as they age.  Now we are asking the entire community to help us set our priorities.

No matter what your age, please return your survey to us by mail or by using one of the collection boxes around town:

  • Town Hall
  • Merrill Memorial Library
  • Yarmouth Community Services
  • the Yarmouth History Center
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Bartlett Circle Community Building
  • Yarmouth Falls Community Room
  • Sacred Heart Church (on Sundays)
  • First Parish Church Office

Results of the survey will be used to plan for Yarmouth to be a more age friendly community.

Questions? Call Leigh at 207-712-7244 or contact her at: leighmk2050 “at”

Upcoming Senior Seminars at Merrill Library

Click on this link to see the flyer for six upcoming seminars at Merrill Memorial Library, with the first on September 23rd and the last on October 28th. Three will be held during the afternoon, and three during the evening.

Topics include:
– Care Planning for Future Years
– Reverse Mortgages, Durable Medical Equipment
– Fraud Protection
– Downsizing, Liquidation, Buying/Selling/Moving
– Legal, Financial, Computer/Accounting, Medicare 101
– Aging In Place Home Modifications, Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Education, Hearing Assistance.

Light refreshments will be served at each event.

Rides Program now helps with Medical Appointments

The Rides Program has recently expanded to include transportation to medical appointments. It offers free rides to those who cannot drive, either temporarily or permanently:

  • on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 am to 12 pm
  • by volunteer drivers
  • to local shopping areas, banks, the YMCA, etc.
  • to shop for groceries, get your hair done, etc.
  • for medical appointments

For more information, please contact Jean Rafford by phone at (207) 329-7295 or e-mail her: jeanrafford “at” Please leave your name, telephone number, and the day you might like a ride. You will be contacted to work out the specific details of pickup and dropoff.

Volunteer drivers cannot provide mobility assistance. If you know someone who can provide you with this assistance, they are welcome to join you for the trip.

Tonight: Otto’s Pizza (Yarmouth) proceeds to support YCAN

Otto’s in Yarmouth will be donating 8% of proceeds gathered between 5p – 9p tonight to three local organizations, so tonight is a great night to plan on take out pizza for dinner!!

The funds received by YCAN will be used to help bridge the gap for any shortfall in this summer’s Lunch Crunch program (free summer lunches for kids).

Thank you!