Check Out New Fall Rec Offerings

fall catalogCumberland/North Yarmouth Recreation Department’s new catalog of fall classes, programs, events, and trips is out. Check out AIP’s offerings on pages 16-19 as well as fitness classes, trips, and other programs for adult residents. Click HERE for a copy of the catalog or collect a paper copy at Cumberland Town Hall.

Downsizing benefits older adults financially and emotionally

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By Lydia Chan

An estimated 40 percent of Americans ages 50 to 64 intend to move within the next five years, releasing about 26 million houses onto the market. Many of these retirees are choosing to get rid of most of their belongings and relocating to smaller homes–a process called downsizing. Downsizing has various benefits:

To read more click HERE.

Get out and Enjoy the Great Outdoors!


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 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, 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 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  

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