WELCOME TO AGING IN PLACE
Town of CUMBERLAND, MAINE!
Weather outside cold and damp? You can still walk inside!
Keep Warm, Stay Safe
With the frightful winter weather outside, AIP and Cumberland are working to keep residents warm and safe.
SHOVELING FOR SENIORS
AIP Cumberland has joined forces with Greely MSAD#51 students and Boy Scout Troop 58 to offer shoveling services to seniors. Please call our AIP line at 245-8033 for assistance and we’ll put you on our list. We will serve as many seniors as we can, but we may not be able to meet all requests with the limited number of volunteers available.
Please note that our volunteer shovelers have committed to respond within 48 hours after a storm if possible. We cannot offer immediate service. Volunteers will shovel walkways and clear access to residents’ homes. They do not shovel driveways or clear roofs or perform other potentially dangerous jobs.
For FAQ about shoveling/residents’ guidelines, please click here.
For shoveling guidelines for volunteers, please click here.
To hire a local handyman firm, please check our vendors’ list here.
Please be sure to check in on your neighbors to see how they are doing during this challenging winter weather!
Upcoming . . .
LIVING WELL FOR BETTER HEALTH CLASS
Southern Maine Agency on Aging
February 14 — March 21
Jewish Community Center
1342 Congress Street, Portland
Click HERE for details.
Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s Agewell Classes: Matter of Balance, Tai Chi for Health and Balance, Living Well for Better Health, and Living Well with Chronic Pain. Click HERE for details.
Get out and Enjoy the Great Outdoors!
Walk your dog. Take a hike. Go snowshoeing. Check out the wildlife.
Winter is the perfect time to get outside and savor the sunshine and fresh air.
Visit our new page on parks, recreation, activities, and walking trails HERE.
IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE: SIGN UP NOW!
UPCOMING: To register or FMI, contact Nicole Petit at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-396-6500.
We Need Volunteer Drivers!
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.”
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.
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 Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s Vet to Vet program, we can connect veterans who are aging or disabled to other veterans who would like to visit and spend time with fellow veterans. To apply for a veteran visitor or enroll as a veteran volunteer, please click here.
Free Medical Equipment, Call-in Program, Home Safety
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 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
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