Finding Help : Social/Recreational

Volunteer opportunities, senior college programs, group dining options and other social and recreational outlets for seniors.

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Foster Grandparent Program of York and Cumberland Counties

The Foster Grandparent Program supports quality child care and schools by placing volunteers in child development centers and schools as mentors and tutors with children with special needs.  Schools and child development centers benefit from additional individualized attention promoting school readiness in child development and academic success in schools.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Southern Maine

Peer-taught courses for adults aged 50+. Courses meet weekly.

Part of the Maine Senior College Network.

Portland Adult Day Services

City of Portland Adult Day Services Program is designed to offer supportive, daytime care that enables individuals living alone or with family to remain at home, help individual clients rediscover and expand their abilities, friendships and interests, provide a specialized program for clients with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, and provide much-needed respite for caregivers. Services include: Light breakfast and hearty noon meal, health and medication monitoring by an R.N., therapeutic activities such as music, art, exercise, and much more.

Retiree and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of York and Cumberland Counties

Volunteer opportunities include public health programs, tutoring and mentoring programs for students, and immigrant assistance.