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.
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
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!
Cooking for Friends (with Friends)
Do you like to cook? Would you like to cook for a good cause? Join other Harpswell cooks in the new industrial kitchen at Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick to make dishes that will be used for Harpswell Aging at Home’s Meals in a Pinch program. We’ll supply the ingredients and recipes. You come ready for some fun. The sessions are generally held on the first Friday of the month from 12-3 pm.
Lunch with Friends
Lunch with Friends is a great way to connect with friends and neighbors and these events happen throughout the year. Lunches are free and everyone is welcome. There are a number of different formats–indoors and outdoors, “trunk or treat” style, or the more traditional sit-down lunch. You can eat-in or take-out if you prefer. We also welcome those who pick up meals to take to their neighbors.
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.