YCAN News

Yarmouth Coronavirus Community Task Force

The Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force is looking for volunteers NOW to help out with coronavirus-related tasks in Yarmouth. Please see the link to their FaceBook page at the bottom of this post.

The Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force is a grassroots organization working in collaboration with both Yarmouth and Cumberland County service organizations to assist with the disruptions and uncertainties caused by the Coronavirus epidemic. Together, they seek to assist people who may experience food shortages, social isolation, medical needs, and/or transportation needs. The role of the Task Force is likely to evolve over time as needs change.

The Task Force is but one part of a larger community strategy initiated by the Town Council, Town Manager, EMS, Police, Fire, and all public servants with the goal of keeping core services available, providing residents with safe ways to meet their needs, and helping everyone work together as we seek to mitigate this epidemic while maintaining our personal and community health.

A moderated Facebook Task Force page has been set up to help steer people to reliable local information while providing a forum in which to ask questions and find needed resources. Please click here to visit the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force Facebook page.

Health Workshop – Saturday 3/21

Please join your friends and neighbors for another important community conversation on

Saturday March 21
at the First Parish Church
from 9 – 12

with lunch afterwards. See the flyer if you wish to provide this information to others. All activities are free and open to the public. An RSVP is requested so we can plan for you to join us – please call Penny at 207-846-9297

  • Dr. Peggy Cyr of Maine Medical Partners will deliver our keynote address about how to better partner with your provider/medical team for better health outcomes.
  • Kris Lindsey, RD of Mainely Nutrition will present on Eating Well for 1-2
  • A panel of your peers will offer ideas for sensible exercise
  • Free blood pressure checks
  • Informational displays, giveaways, and door prizes
  • Free lunch provided by Sue Rowe “and friends” 

Together With Alzheimer’s Support Group Schedule

New and “seasoned” caregivers are welcome
to attend these free sessions at
The Sacred Heart Parish Center
326 Main St, Yarmouth, ME
Facilitator: Catherine Gentile
For more information, please email
ezine@catherinegentile.com

Wednesday, February 12
Sorry, no meeting

Wednesday, February 19
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open discussion

Wednesday, February 26
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Guest speaker: Susan Raychard, MOTR/L, CDP, PAC Independent Trainer
“The Impact of Sensory Integrative Issues on Alzheimer’s/Dementia”

Wednesday, March 4
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open discussion

Wednesday, March 11
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open discussion
Guest speaker: George Voyzey, SLP
“Facilitating Communication with Our Loved Ones: Practical Applications”

Wednesday, March 18
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open discussion

Wednesday, March 25
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Guest speaker, Danni Higgins, SLP from Coastal Rehab

Looking for a New Year’s Resolution you can keep? YCAN is looking for participants and volunteers!

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) has three new programs! Programs are for Yarmouth residents only, and are designed to maintain independence at home and connect with the community.

  • The Handy Helper Program offers a volunteer that can assist with light household maintenance duties such as replacing light bulbs, raking leaves, cleaning windows, light painting, organizing, gardening, etc.  No jobs requiring licensure (i.e. plumber, electrician).
  • The Friendly Visitor Program offers a volunteer who will visit Yarmouth residents at their home regularly to provide companionship and friendship.
  • The Phone Pal Program offers a volunteer who will regularly call for a friendly chat.
  • A volunteer orientation will be January 16, 2020 (snow date January 17, 2020). Registration Required.

For more information, please contact the Yarmouth Community Resource Specialist at (207) 835-9866 or SMAAResource@yarmouth.me.us