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Cumberland’s Friendly Visitors Highlighted

Susan Smith, a volunteer with Aging in Place Cumberland’s Friendly Visitor program, and Liz Richter made the news in the latest edition of the Forecaster. The two women have developed a warm relationship after being introduced through the Friendly Visitor program two months ago. Reporter Alex Lear detailed their friendship in the article.

The two attend concerts together, share lunches, and enjoy talking as they spend time getting to know one another. Their latest joint venture is a 48-class course on the history and development of music, available on DVDs. They have finished three classes so far.

Susan says that Liz is “an inspiration,” while Liz calls Susan “an angel.” The program and Susan’s visits have made a “huge difference,” says Liz. “It lightens my life.”

To read the story, click here.

Click the Volunteer button to sign up as a Friendly Visitor.

Click the Request Service button to apply for visits by a Friendly Visitor.

 

Living Well for Better Health

Due to the storms, the Living Well for Better Health workshops have been rescheduled to go from March 28 to May 2. Still time to sign up!

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Sign Up Today by Calling 396-6500! Class starts March 28.

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 cumberlandrides@gmail.com to reserve a ride or for more information. You can also learn more about the program by clicking here.

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 the Friendly Visitor line at 207-245-8033 or email AIP@cumberlandmaine.com for more information. You can also learn more about the program by clicking here.

FOR VETERANS: In conjunction with Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s Vet to Vet program, we can connect veterans who are aging or disabled to other veterans who would like to visit and spend time with fellow veterans. To apply for a veteran visitor or enroll as a veteran volunteer, please click here.

Free Medical Equipment, Call-in Program, Home Safety

Cumberland Fire Department has 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. Call-in: Residents can call the Fire Department every morning. If there’s no call, firefighters will do a safety check. Home Safety: Members of the department will do a free safety inspection of your home and give tips on how to stay safe at home. Call 207-829-5421 or email ebernier@cumberlandmaine.com