WELCOME TO AGING IN PLACE
Town of CUMBERLAND, MAINE!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
FALL 2019 BIG PROJECT DAY will take place on Saturday, October 5th. More details to follow!
SPRING BIG PROJECT DAY !
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!
JULY “MORNINGS with FRIENDS”
July 17th at the Cumberland Congregational Church from 10-11:30am
Popular historian Jerry Wiles will discuss the life and legacy of Maine-born Civil War hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain at the Cumberland Congregational Church at 10am!
Wiles has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Eastern Kentucky University and taught Maine and American History for 33 years at Greely Middle School in Cumberland. Retired in 2001, his popular presentations focus on history through the personal stories of famous figures.
Stories catch people’s attention, no matter how old or how young they are, said Wiles. “I don’t know anybody who doesn’t like a good story.”
Chamberlain was one of the most colorful figures of the Civil War. A professor of modern languages and rhetoric at Bowdoin College before the war, Chamberlain volunteered for service and was made second in command of the 20thMaine Regiment after the war started.
Coffee, Tea and Goodies FMI: Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org 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 $55,000: Click here
CA$H appointments are being scheduled in Portland, Brunswick, and Wiscasset by calling the following scheduling line: 207-289-7013
Want to Volunteer?
Summer 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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com to reserve a ride or for more information. You can also learn more about the program by clicking here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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