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Town of CUMBERLAND, MAINE!

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MemDay

With thanks to Jeff Reinold

Volunteers Make a World of Difference!

AIP Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

Thank you to all Aging in Place Cumberland’s wonderful volunteers, drivers, MSAD#51 students, church friends, and Scouts who help make Cumberland a welcoming community for all.

Sign Up Now for Friendly Visitor Training
Date: June 14, 1-4 pm
Place: Cumberland Town Hall

To enroll, click here. Or call the AIP line at 207-245-8033.

 

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Ranked Choice Voting: Answers to Your Questions

The upcoming primary election in June will feature ranked-choice voting for the first time. Answers to your questions about this type of voting may be found at the Secretary of State’s website: RCV Resources Page

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap will host ranked-choice voting information sessions at the following locations:

  • Biddeford: Monday, May 14, 4-6 p.m., McArthur Public Library, 270 Main Street
  • Bangor: Tuesday, May 15, 4-6 p.m., Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street
  • Presque Isle: Monday, May 21, 4-6 p.m., Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Public Library, 39 2nd Street
  • Lewiston: Tuesday, May 29, 4-6 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St.

Secretary Dunlap will also offer the presentation and question-and-answer session via Facebook LIVE on Thursday, May 24 at 6 p.m., on the Maine Department of the Secretary of State Facebook page.

Upcoming . . .older adults exercising

Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s Agewell Classes: Matter of Balance, Living Well for Better Health, and Living Well with Chronic Pain. Click HERE for details.

 

Get out and Enjoy the Great Outdoors!

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Walk your dog. Enjoy a hike. Take photos of the new blooms. Check out the wildlife.

With warmer weather FINALLY here, get out and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.

Visit our page on parks, recreation, activities, and walking trails HERE.


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We Need Volunteer Drivers!

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Do you have a few hours to spare? You can make a huge difference in the lives of Cumberland’s seniors by driving them to medical appointments, town functions, AIP events, the supermarket, visits to friends, local religious services, or other destinations.

And you will have the satisfaction of helping a fellow resident!

What our riders say: “It was so enjoyable to be able to attend the theater again. I thought that part of my life was over.”
“I’ve been feeling like I was living in a prison. This will be so helpful.”

What our drivers say: “She was super excited as she does NOTHING for social activity and this was her first outing!”

“Everything went great! Both ladies were friendly and so appreciative.”

To enroll, click here. You can learn more about the program by clicking here.

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 Check

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 207-245-8033 or email michaelkemna101@aol.com 

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  

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