THANK YOU to all the wonderful volunteers who came to help their older residents with Spring Projects!

A special thank you to Teri Maloney-Kelly and Kyle Ryerson for organizing the day!

AGING IN PLACE SPRING CLASS!                              

  SCAMS Targeting Older Adults                                                                                     Presented by Cumberland Police Chief, Charles Rumsey                                                     9:30-10- Coffee and Snacks              Presentation 10-11am 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, Call 829-2208!   NOTE: ALL classes to be held at the Cumberland Fire Department’s Community Room


                 Wednesday May 15       10-11:30AM                                   Cumberland Congregational Church,   282 Main St.                                                                           


Come learn how Guiding Eyes for the Blind selects, raises and traines these four-legged heroes. Watch as volunteer raisers put several puppies through their paces in preparation for formal guide dog testing and training.

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


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.

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 alevine@portlandmaine.gov 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:

Want to Volunteer?

Spring 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.


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


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.


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 May 11, 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