Free Dental Care on Friday 11/2/2012

Adults who cannot afford dental care will be able to receive free treatment this Friday at one of 13 dentists’ offices in Cumberland and York counties. The Greater Portland Dental Society is putting on the event, called Dentists Who Care for ME, for the fourth year.

Patients should arrive early Friday at one of the participating offices to make an appointment, as slots are likely to fill quickly. The offices will not make appointments before Friday.

Patients can choose one treatment among a cleaning, filling, extraction or referral to a specialist, who may or may not provide free care.

Volunteers for the day include dentists, dentist specialists, hygienists, office assistants and others. Dr. Demi Kouzounas of Scarborough and Dr. Barry Saltz of Portland are coordinating the event.

Participating offices, their addresses and hours are:

  • Bayview Dental Associates, 70 Bayview St., Yarmouth, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dr. Michael Frost, 323 Main St., Cumberland Center, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dr. Kenneth Myers, 2 Blackstrap Road, Falmouth, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dr. Alan Chebuske, 110 Auburn St., Portland, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dr. David Bagdasarian and Dr. Shane Bryant, 1334 Washington Ave., Portland, 7 a.m. to noon
  • Dr. Kathryn Horutz and Dr. David Kerr, 173 Ocean Ave., Portland, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dr. James Ortengren, 463 Cottage Road, South Portland, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Aspen Dental, 171 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dr. Jean Paul Boudreau, 25 Long Creek Drive, South Portland, 8 a.m. to noon
  • Dunstan Dental Center, 618 Route 1, suite 4, Scarborough, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dr. Mark Diamond and Dr. Lucas Homicz, 500 Enterprise Drive, Scarborough, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Gentle Dental, 440 Narragansett Trail, Buxton, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dr. Jim Trentalange, 1389 Portland Road, Arundel, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Yarmouth Seniors – Do You Need A Ride?

YCAN  has launched a new and exciting program for our community:

  • Free Rides for Seniors (male or female, age 55 and older)
  • who cannot drive, either temporarily or permanently
  • on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 am to 12 pm
  • by volunteer drivers
  • to shopping areas along Route 1 in Yarmouth or Falmouth
  • to shop for groceries, get your hair done, etc.
  • NOT for medical appointments (Yarmouth Health Council does this)

The details of pickup and drop off will be worked out after you contact us.  If you would like to take advantage of this new service, please contact Jean Rafford by phone at (207) 329-7295. Leave your name, telephone number, and the day you might like a ride.

Please help spread the word to others who may needs rides. We hope many of you will join this important new effort in our community!

Senior Rides Program: Volunteers Needed!

YCAN is planning to offer rides to Yarmouth seniors who need to

  • buy groceries
  • shop
  • visit a hairdresser or barber in Yarmouth or Falmouth

This service will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 am to Noon, starting in September, 2012.  Between now and then, we will be recruiting volunteer drivers and spreading the word to seniors who have expressed an interest in this service.

We are looking for:

  • One or two volunteers to help us coordinate the scheduling of drivers and clients.
  • Volunteer drivers who could drive at a scheduled time once or twice per month.

If you can help, please contact Jean Rafford:

  • by phone at (207) 329-7295, or by e-mail to jeanrafford “at” gmail.com

For more information about YCAN, please explore this site further!

Food contributions needed

The Yarmouth Community Food Pantry has experienced a recent increase in patrons and decline in contributions.  It is in great need of the following items:

  • Canned Beef Stew
  • Canned Fruit – peaches, pears, pineapple, mixed fruit (we have lots of canned applesauce that no one seems to take)
  • Cold cereal – all varieties
  • Canned pasta – Raviolios, etc
  • Spaghetti Sauce

Please click on this link to learn more about how to contribute to our community’s Food Pantry, and thank you very much for any assistance you can provide!

Volunteers Needed for Yarmouth Wellness Fair on 4/14

Could you help YCAN sell raffle tickets at the Yarmouth Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 14 between 9 AM and 3 PM? All proceeds will benefit YCAN programs, including the Fuel Assistance Fund, the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, and Seniors Are Treasures.

We are seeking people willing to staff our table for one hour (or more if you wish) that day. If you are interested, please contact us via e-mail (ycan@yarmouthcan.org), or by phone at (207) 838-2261.

Thank you, and be well!

Thank you Yarmouth for helping the Fuel Assistance Fund exceed its 2011 goal!

The 2011 Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) Fuel Assistance Fund Drive has raised over $35,000, and spent over $20,000 to date providing Fuel Assistance to 61 qualifying Yarmouth households.

Winter is not over yet (despite the occasional beginnings of mud season), so we expect total expenditures to continue growing between now and when warm weather becomes more predictable. Last year at this time we had assisted 32 households – so this year’s need to date has been 90% greater than last year’s despite our relatively mild winter. Our community has made it possible to meet this increased need.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped us exceed our 2011 goal, including:

Albert & Lois Howlett
Anonymous Donors
Artisans at the Log Cabin & Jill Thomas
Carol & David Ertz
Carol Barthold
Carol Spruce
Carolyn & Edgar Beem
Carolyn Dahlgren
Casco Bay Ford
Casco Bay Wireless
Casco Lodge #36
Catherine Landry
Charles Tibbetts
Charlie Sawyer
Charmian Cutler
Chip & Lynn Roche
Chris & Brenda Whitney
Chris & Patti Arapoglou
Christopher Condon
Clayton’s
Connie Hildreth
Constance & David Hildreth
Darrell Pardy
David & Elizabeth Fleury
David & Pamela Adams
Debra Hopkins
DeLorme
Dick & Debbie Woodbury
Dirigo Hobbies
Donna Felker
Doris Salzman
Dorothy Gossett
Douglas Title Company
Ed Libby
Eleanor Irish
Ellen & David Ruffner
First Universalist Church
Gilbert & Laurie Broberg
Goff’s Hardware
Gwen
Helen M Walker
Helen Maxwell
Homestead Flooring
James & Kathleen Case
James Fallon
Jane & Dennis Gildart
Jennifer & Bennett Wilson
Jennifer Lenardson
Jim Costello
Joan Russell
John & Antoinette Menario
John Palmer
John Sedgewick & Deborah Keefe
Judith & William Eycleshymer
Judith Heap
Judith Oliver
Julie Benavides
Just Friends Inc
Kathleen Kolb
Kent Peterson
Lee Mallett & Caroline Hartly
Leon Gorman
Linda Conner
Maine Marathon
Mark Tux Turkel & Amy Sinclair
Mary Conneen
Mary Engel
Mary Finnegan
Mary Gorden
Matthew Chin
Mercer & Sons
Mitchel Rasor
Myron & Meredith Hamer
Nancy Sheriff
Nelson & Betsy Mead
Norway Savings Bank
Patricia Merrill
Paul & Kathleen Hassett
Paula Beverage
People’s United Bank
Peter Anastos
Philip & Joy Ahrens
Quality Containers
Robert Scarlata
Robin Hodgskin & Art Bell
Ruth Beamis
Sandie Randall
Sarah Downs & James Bowie
Sarah Marshall
Sarah Witte
Sharon Kelley
Stephen & Kyle Atwell
Steven & Joyce Bell
Sue Mandell
Ted & Ellen Russell
Terrence DeWan Associates
The Meyers Family
The Mortgage Office
The Notes
The Woods Family
Tim & Howsie Stewart
Town of Yarmouth
Virginia & Gregory Field
Vreeland Marketing
William Bowler
Yarmouth Boat Yard
Yarmouth Chamber Raffle
Yarmouth Frame Shop
Yarmouth Health Council
Yarmouth Lions Club
Yarmouth Veterinary Center
Zara Briggs

The Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, Fuel Assistance Fund, and Seniors Are Treasures programs can always put your time, goods, or funds to good use! Click on any of the highlighted program names above for more information.

YarmouthCAN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit