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 WELCOME TO AGING IN PLACE
Town of CUMBERLAND, MAINE!

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Want to Volunteer?

February 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)

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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 two 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 2019. 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 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 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