BUILDING BRIDGES OF UNDERSTANDING
MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP
PLEASE RSVP BY CALLING (207) 846-3773
Lead by Melissa Gattine, MA, LCPC, Mental health educator, and
NAMI board member. This will be an informative workshop to
build bridges for understanding mental health through
awareness, education, and outreach.
Free and open to all.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
First Parish Church – Yarmouth
116 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME
Free public luncheon for those 55+ years
October 9, 11:30-12:30
at Sacred Heart Church Hall
326 Main St, Yarmouth, ME
Need Transportation? contact Kim Lovett: 553-7042.
Questions: Call the number above or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The photo above shows Yarmouth Community Food Pantry volunteers Anne Ball and Julie Benavides (center two) receiving a $1,000 check from the managers at the Yarmouth Hannaford Supermarket.
A big Thank You to the Yarmouth Hannaford Supermarket for helping the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry meet local needs.
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 school community and YCAN are streamlining the way we meet the needs of individuals in our schools by establishing a Facebook group, Yarmouth Emergency Team (YET).
The closed Facebook group will address the needs of specific anonymous Yarmouth students (for example, a gently-used pair of boots or a calculator) as requested by the school liaison, and will streamline how we meet emergency needs while providing an opportunity for the larger community to become involved in helping neighbors in need.
Please click here for more information, including a link to the Facebook page. And thank you for helping our community!