Aging in Place: Community Project is Off and Running

Yarmouth is committed to supporting our residents to “age in place” in their own homes/community, comfortably, safely, and independently, regardless of physical ability, age, or income.

Since Spring 2015 this project has been under development to design supportive programs for seniors. Our planning process was supported by the Town of Yarmouth, YCAN (Yarmouth Cares about Neighbors), and the Cumberland County Development Block Grant Program.

The plan is complete and community volunteers are hard at work implementing what residents requested in the community wide survey completed last winter. Successful programs already underway or nearing completion include:

  • Volunteer snow shovel brigade
  • List of local social opportunities already available for seniors
  • Informational brochure on fuel assistance, affordable housing, and food security
  • STAY (Senior Tax Assistance for Yarmouth)
  • Home companion/health services information for seniors and their caregivers
  • Yarmouth Senior Rides
  • List of reliable vendors/contractors
  • Application process for home modifications

We look forward to working with you to make Yarmouth a more age friendly community.

For more information please contact AIP Coordinator, Leigh Kirchner (leighmk2050 “at” gmail.com) or at (207) 712-7244. Please check the Senior Services section of this site for AIP updates. Be watching for our first issue of Yarmouth Senior News in March (available in many locations in Yarmouth), with news of interest to you.

Thank You Sue Rowe!

A celebration was held at the First Parish Church on February 2nd to thank Sue Rowe for her many years of service to what is now the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry.

Sue will soon step down from her managing role, and a team of volunteers is in the process of being assembled to take on the many roles she has so ably filled.

Over $1,500 worth of food was donated to the Food Pantry in her honor, and the following plaque will be hung on the wall of the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry.

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Yarmouth Cares: Donations Welcome

The annual Yarmouth Cares campaign has begun! Please consider a donation to support all of the Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) programs including:

Yarmouth CAN is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit, all-volunteer organization, so your contributions are eligible to be tax deductible under Maine and Federal law.

Please make checks payable to Yarmouth CAN, and mail them to:

Yarmouth CAN
P.O. Box 553
Yarmouth, ME 04096

Please include your name, address, phone number, and email address so that we may send you an acknowledgement of your gift. If you prefer that your name not be publicly acknowledged as a donor to YCAN, please include a note to that effect with your check.

Thank you, and Happy Holidays!

2016 Project Holiday Application Available

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) will once again be coordinating Holiday Gifts for Yarmouth, Maine families in need of help with gifts for their children. We request that all applications be returned to us by November 20, 2016 if possible, to give our Elves more time to shop.

The 2016 Project Holiday application is now available by clicking here, or by visiting:

Yarmouth Community Services
200 Main Street (behind Town Hall)

First Parish Church
116 Main Street

Completed applications should be returned to Community Services at the address above.

If you have questions, or would like an application mailed to you, please call Beth at (207) 838-2261 or Jean at (207) 329-7295.