Senior Seminar Series at Merrill Library

Merrill Memorial Library

Senior Seminar Lecture Series
6 Consecutive Thursdays 10 am – 12 noon

April 30 — Aging in Place Options / Alzheimer’s Education &Updates
Interior/Exterior Re-design, Senior Downsizing,
*Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter- Peter Baker
Improving Quality of Life for Your Loved Ones with Alzheimers
Get help and Resources in your Local Area
“You don’t know what you’re missing if you don’t move with Bisson”

May 7 —Downsizing, Liquidation, Buying/Selling, Moving
*Universal Designz –Lynne Maxfield-Cole
Accessible & Barrier-Free Homes
*Bisson Moving & Storage – Keith Koehler
*Stan Lourie Enterprises – Stan Lourie
*Simply Sized Homes – Kim Dorsky & Liz Pattison
Estate & Auction Services
Home Downsizing, Moving Management & Resettling Services
*Keller Williams / Marc Gup Real Estate Group – Marc Gup
Premier Real Estate Agency
*Norman Hanson & Detroy -Kathryn Longley-Leahy Esq
*High Tower Advisors, LLC -Grey Terry

May 14 —Legal and Financial/Computer
Elder Law Services, Wills, Trusts, Probate & Estate Planning
Retirement Income Specialists
*E-Connection – Judy Knaub, CPA
Computer Assistance in the comfort of your own home
*Yarmouth Police Department – Detective Paul Martin
*Maine I.D. Theft Services – Jane Carpenter
Don’t let the next fraud victim be you

May 28 —Medical Equipment / Hospice/Reverse Mortgage
*Southern Maine Audiology – Lindsay Robinson
*MedCor Professionals -Mark & Kelly Hassett
High Quality Home Medical Equipment & Rehabilitation Supplies
*Security 1 Lending – Steve Eastman
One of the Largest Providers of Reverse Mortgages in the USA
*Hospice of Southern Maine –Martha Blackburn

May 21 — AARP/ Senior Fraud Protection
*AARP – Jane Margesson
Hearing Healthcare Needs
Compassion, Care and Comfort Through the End of Life

June 4 —– Care Planning for future years
Beach Glass Transitions – Lynn Peel
Senior Care Advisors: Evaluating and Navigating Your Senior Care Options
Bay Square at Yarmouth – Mary Willson
A Benchmark Senior Living Community
In-home Companion and Personal Care Services
Advantage Home Care – Rich Blumenthal
Co-sponsored by MML & PACES – Portland Area Coalition for Elder Services

Free and open to the Public – Light refreshments served

LewisHall@Merrill Memorial Library
215 Main Street, Yarmouth

The Yarmouth Cares Fund Welcomes Your Donation

The Yarmouth Cares Fund allows YCAN to help meet critical community needs over the next twelve months, including:

  • Fuel Assistance to Yarmouth families in need
  • Home weatherization initiatives that help reduce future need for Fuel Assistance
  • Yarmouth Community Food Pantry
  • Senior Rides (volunteer drivers help Seniors get to local destinations)
  • Operation Bundle Up (warm weather clothing)
  • Project Holiday (holiday gifts for children)
  • Special needs and circumstances

Last year’s contributions and fundraisers raised over $55,000 for these causes. Any amount, small or large, is much appreciated.

Please make checks out to “YCAN” or “Yarmouth CAN” and mail them to:

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors
P.O. Box 553
Yarmouth, ME  04096

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors is a non-profit, all volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization, so contributions are eligible for tax deductions to the extent allowed by state and federal law.

Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Seminar

An upcoming seminar at the

Congregational Church in Cumberland
Saturday, April 5th
from 9:30am to 12:30pm

will be of interest to everyone who works with the elderly in the area, such as hairdressers, bankers, volunteers, etc. It will focus on:

  • How to recognize abuse
  • How to protect elderly clients from fraud and scams
  • How to talk with victims
  • Available resources

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact the Rev. Lin Peyton by phone (207) 865-4067 or e-mail:  You may also view this poster for details.

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”

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