Many of us want to stay in our homes for as long as possible. It’s familiar, we have our routines. We know our town, our friends, our neighbors. And, to do that, we may need a hand sometimes.
Harpswell Aging at Home provides programs and services, neighbor to neighbor, that can help you thrive at home
From companionship to meals, fall prevention to a ride to the doctors, we can connect you with services to help keep you safer and more comfortable in your home.
Check the Harpswell Anchor calendar, our Harpswell Aging at Home Facebook page, or our Events calendar for dates and locations.
If you are interested in learning how our programs work, feel free to contact us and we will have a volunteer get in touch with you to discuss your needs and concerns and how best to address them.
To get more information or to sign up for a program, call us at 207-833-5771 x 108 or email [email protected]
Here’s what HAH has to offer
Meals in a Pinch (MIP) runs every other Tuesday and provides meals to some of our Harpswell neighbors for a variety of reasons. Some are not able to consistently prepare meals because of health, ability, or mobility; others have difficulty obtaining food for practical or financial reasons. There is no income qualification–only a recognition that we all need some support at times. Whether an ongoing situation or a temporary need–like after a surgery or illness–meals are available. Many special dietary needs can be accommodated. Emergency meals can even be delivered any time!
Interested in cooking for our Meals in a Pinch program? Call Julie Moulton at 207-330-5416 or email her at [email protected]
Through our Neighbors Connecting program, our volunteers talk with neighbors by phone on a periodic basis about whatever is on their mind. They enjoy hearing and sharing stories and keeping folks up to date on what’s happening around town.
In partnership with Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers Maine, our volunteers are ready to do basic repairs for eligible adults, to make your home safer, warmer, and drier. We can help install grab bars or handrails, add lighting, fix stairs or flooring, insulation and more!
Rides to Town
Whether it’s a doctor’s appointment, a grocery pickup, or visiting a friend–whatever the need, HAH’s volunteer drivers, in partnership with People Plus of Brunswick, are happy to give neighbors a ride to town and beyond. Drivers are vetted and ready to go!
Snacks with Friends
Throughout the year, HAH hosts afternoons of delicious food and friendship at iconic Harpswell locations. Designed originally as a way to bring folks together during Covid times, the success of these events is keeping them going. Keep an eye out for upcoming dates–you won’t want to miss them. All are welcome!
Lunch with Friends
Lunch with Friends is a great way to connect with friends and neighbors and these events happen periodically throughout the year. Lunches are free and everyone is welcome. There are a number of different formats–whether “trunk or treat” style or the more traditional sit-down lunch.
The Love of Cooking Brings People Together
Cooking at 43° North provides a way for those folks who love to cook for HAH to get together and socialize either by Zoom or in person. This group sponsors a variety of activities from food demonstrations (like how to make great pie crusts) – to food swaps, favorite cooking tool conversations, and much more. Volunteering for HAH is a great way to make friends!
It’s hard to keep up with all the technological changes these days. Do you need help getting online? Zooming with friends or family? Setting up a tablet or a smartphone? Something else? HAH can lend a hand to help you get connected!
HAH creates programming in partnership with Harpswell Community Television, bringing increased awareness and information to our community about HAH, our programs and how to connect older adults with our various outreach programs. You can catch an episode on Comcast channel 14 (or 14.1 on an antenna) from 3-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Dementia Daytime Care and Caregiver Support
HAH can help to establish a connection with our partner, Bath Brunswick Respite Care (BBRC) to provide support and valuable information to families living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.