We all want to make sure all our neighbors have what they need to stay healthy and safe. Any senior (over 65) Scarborough resident who would benefit from a weekly check-in phone call can use this Google form to be added to the Town of Scarborough's call list (or call 730-4150 to sign up). Sign ups are confidential, and the Town won't share this number with any other group.
Gov. Janet Mills issued a new mask mandate for Mainers as cases of COVID-19 continue rise in Maine. The governor’s executive order replaces and is more comprehensive than the order that has been in place since July. The new mask mandate requires we wear a mask most places that we go outside of our own homes and yards – even if we can physically distance from others. >>Q&A Additionally, owners and operators of all indoor public settings in Maine must now post plainly visible signs notifying entrants of the requirement to wear cloth face coverings, and may deny service or entry for non-compliance. (Exemptions continue for those who have serious medical conditions or are unable to remove a mask without assistance.)
If you live or work in Scarborough and need a mask, contact Project GRACE.
"The vehicles rolled by in a steady stream, high-end models and compact economy cars, each collecting packages containing three prepared meals.. Butternut squash ravioli. Sweet and sour meatballs. New England clam chowder. And a mini bundt cake donated by a local retailer. All neatly stacked in a white plastic bag. A volunteer placed the packages in the back seat or trunk. Some drivers picked up additional meals for family members or friends." This is how an PPH reporter, Kelly Bouchard, describes the scene in Scarborough, as Community Services and SMAA partner to get meals to seniors. >>READ MORE
Community Services and Southern Maine Agency on Aging are teaming up with meals to go for seniors! Drive-thru pick up is at the High School from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on July 21st, August 4th, and August 25th. To sign up or for more info, call 730-4173 and leave a message so they can get back to you. >> MORE
To help support the great dedication and drive shared by its friends and community partners, SMAA will serve as a pass-through agent, helping to disseminate these new CARES funds by making one-time Mini-Grants to organizations delivering vital support services to vulnerable residents of York and Cumberland Counties. Funds will be distributed through a competitive grant application process. Organizations may apply for one-time grants of up to $7,500. >>MORE
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law March 27, 2020, provides additional funding to states, territories and tribes for the various programs authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965.
We all want to make sure all our neighbors have what they need to stay healthy and safe. Any senior (over 65) Scarborough resident who would benefit from a weekly check-in phone call can use this Google form to be added to the Town of Scarborough's call list (or call 730-4150 to sign up). Town staff will make all the calls, and the Town won't share this number with any other group.
The Scarborough Food Pantry, Scarborough Public Works, Project GRACE, and Wayside Foods are working together to make sure neighbors enrolled in the senior box program will get their monthly boxes as usual. Seniors already on the list and living in Scarborough can expect to have their boxes delivered the first week of April. To sign up for a box, or for more info, contact Project GRACE (883-5111) or fill out the contact form.
Connect with Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) Resource Specialists at 207-396-6500 or by email at email@example.com for information related to the impact of the Coronavirus. SMAA also provides information for older adults and adults with disabilities on topics such as housing, Medicare, transportation, etc. as well as for caregivers. >> MORE
Meals on Wheels will continue to be delivered at this time. Extra frozen meals (storm packs—just like in a snowstorm) will be delivered to all Meals on Wheels participants and SMAA has ordered shelf-stable packs that will also go out to MOWs participants in the coming weeks. Please contact SMAA to arrange for a home-delivered meal, especially for any senior who was attending Community Cafes for lunch.