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The 2019 AIP Fall Forum: “AGING WELL; LIVING WELL” will take place on Saturday, November 9th at the Greely Center for the Arts at Greely High School!  8:30am-Noon

The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Marilyn Gugliucci, professor at University of New England’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Our Closing Speaker will be Bill Green of Bill Green’s Maine!
There will be breakout sessions on Legal Issues Facing Elders, Assisted Living vs In-Home Care, How to Improve Your Strength and Balance and Making Your Money Last in Retirement.
The Forum starts with coffee and snacks in the lobby at 8:30am. The program will begin at 9am. For more information, please contact Sarah Davis at 829-2208 or email: sdavis@cumberlandmaine.com

 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOLUNTEERED to make the FALL 2019 BIG PROJECT DAY a wonderful day of helping our neighbors! A special thank you to Teri Maloney-Kelly and Kyle Ryerson who organized this event.

November “MORNINGS with FRIENDS”

November 20 at the Cumberland Town Hall  10-11:30am

                 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Presented by Jo Chappell Director of the Cumberland County Emergency. Joe will share information on how you and your family can minimize the impact of a disaster or emergency situation by being prepared!

Coffee, Tea and Goodies    FMI: Deborah.gray48@gmail.com                                                                              Free and Open to the public

Need Legal Help?

Prevent Future Legal hassles and get the legal help you need from Legal Services for the Elderly! Call 1-800-750-5353. LSE services are free and confidential. YOu can download the ELDER RIGHTS HANDBOOK at http://www.mainelse.org

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 $55,000Click here

CA$H appointments are being scheduled in Portland, Brunswick, and Wiscasset by calling the following scheduling line:  207-289-7013


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

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Tax Help

For the past three years, the Town of Cumberland has provided a tax rebate for seniors.

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.

Seniors must fill out an application and set up a meeting to finish the process. Only one application per household is allowed for this program. Information will be available in July 2020. Call 829-5559 for more information or visit the Cumberland Town Website.

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


Handy Helpers

Aging in Place volunteers 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 Ocober 5, 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 ebernier@cumberlandmaine.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