WELCOME TO AGING IN PLACE
Town of CUMBERLAND, MAINE!
MORNINGS with FRIENDS
Wednesday March 20 10-11:30AM Congregational Church of Cumberland Free and Open to the Public
Learn about the fascinating world of one of the most ubiquitous wildlife species in Maine. Dr. Noah Perlut, professor of biology at the University of New England will discuss the findings of “Project Squirrel”, a student-staffed research program on UNE’s Biddeford campus which explores the movement patterns and survival of the eastern gray squirrel. Coffee, Tea and Goodies FMI; Deborah.email@example.com
NEED HELP WITH INCOME TAXES?
AARP Tax Aide is a great resource for older adults. The link to find a location is here: Click here
CA$H Maine can also assist those with income less than $55,000: Click here
CA$H appointments are being scheduled in Portland, Brunswick, and Wiscasset by calling the following scheduling line: 207-289-7013.
Information is Power: A Dialogue on Disability and Aging
The City of Portland’s Disability Advisory Committee and Age-Friendly Portland Steering Committee invite you to our speaker series, Information is Power: A Dialogue on Disability and Aging. Please join us for monthly presentations by notable speakers, free and open to the public, on topics of importance to the disabled, the elderly, their caregivers, and anyone interested in attending. Light snacks and refreshments provided.
Please email Mandy Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for any and all of the 4 presentations, described in detail in the attached flyer, which we encourage you to share widely!
Free validated parking provided in any available spots in the Elm Street parking lot next to the Portland Public Library: please bring your ticket to the event to be validated.
For more information, please see the attached flyer and below:
- March 21st, Assistive Technology for Living and Working
- April 25th, Protect Yourself from Scams: Learn to be a Fraud Fighter
- May 14th, The Americans With Disabilities Act: An Overview
- June 20th, Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Want to Volunteer?
MARCH is a great time to begin volunteering to enrich your life and help your neighbors. To volunteer with Aging in Place Cumberland, click on the VOLUNTEER button.
JOIN the AIP Walking Group on Saturday mornings!
Friends In-Home Care and Bob Poor are proud to sponsor indoor walking at Greely High School. The program provides a warm, safe environment for walking and keeping fit. Improve your health and boost your spirit!
When: Saturdays (January-April) from 10 to 11am
Where: Greely High School (Please enter the door by the GHS gym)
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS?
Come to the Library Tech Help on Friday mornings!
Stop in the Prince Memorial Library between 9am-noon on Fridays to learn basic computer skills such as email, social media, and web searching. You are welcome to bring your own wireless device or to use one of the library’s computers. In addition, learn how to access both audio and ebooks from the Maine Infonet Download Library, and explore the information commons of the Digital Maine Library.
Elizabeth Tarasevich, Reference Librarian at Prince Memorial Library
Seniors may be eligible for this program if they meet all of the following criteria:
1) you are 70 years of age or more
2) have a homestead in Cumberland
3) have been a resident of Cumberland for at least 10 years
4) have a combined household income that does not exceed $75,060.
Fuel and Heating Assistance
Check out AIP’s list of programs that can help with heating and fuel assistance, Medicare, dental, housing, and other issues. Under Programs & Assistance at the top of this page.
Need a Ride?
Volunteers with Cumberland Area Rides (CAR) will provide transportation free of charge for Cumberland and North Yarmouth residents 60 and older. Available Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sunday 9am-noon. Rides available to medical appointments, activities and events, shopping, and more. 5-day notice requested. Call 207-829-3367 or email email@example.com to reserve a ride or for more information. You can also learn more about the program by clicking here.
Aging in Place volunteers and Greely students will do minor chores and other simple handyman assignments that don’t require licenses (e.g. plumbing, electrical work). FMI or to add your name to the Handy Helpers request list, please call the Handy Helpers at 245-8033 or e-mail AIP@cumberlandmaine.com.
All projects are subject to the availability of AIP volunteers.
To hire a local handyman firm, please check our vendors’ list here.
Next Big Project Day will be in May 2019.
Need a Friend?
Our Friendly Visitor program has dedicated volunteers ready and eager to visit seniors in need of a friend. If you or a Cumberland senior you know would benefit from regular visits in his/her own home, please call 829-2208 or email AIP@cumberlandmaine.com for more information. You can also learn more about the program by clicking here.
FOR VETERANS: In conjunction with Vet to Vet Maine, we can connect veterans who could use a friend and/or mentor to other veterans who would like to visit and spend time with fellow veterans. To apply for a veteran visitor/mentor or enroll as a veteran volunteer, please click here.
Free Medical Equipment, Call-in Program
Cumberland Fire Department and AIPCumberland have a number of free programs to help residents keep safe. Medical Equipment: The department has a wide variety of durable medical equipment on loan free to Cumberland residents. Click HERE to see a list of available equipment. Call 207-829-5421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Call-in: Residents can call the Fire Department every morning. If there’s no call, firefighters will do a safety check. Call 207-829-5421