Tag Archives: Hancock

Acadia Community Association — “Meals for ME”

Acadia Community Association is the non-profit division of the MDI and Ellsworth Housing Authority. Their “Meals for ME” program is available to all senior adults on Mount Desert Island for a suggested donation.

Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter

Provides education and training programs throughout Maine and a round-the-clock telephone Helpline for information, consultation, referral services and care management services.

  • Phone: 24 hour helpline: 1-800-272-3900 Office: 772-0115
  • Location: 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough
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At Home Downeast

Supports aging in place with phone call check-ins, health assessments, home maintenance, rides, and grocery delivery for homebound seniors.

Bangor Area Visiting Nurses/Hospice of Eastern Maine

One of three home care agencies merged under the umbrella of Eastern Maine Home Care, this agency provides eastern and central Maine residents with home care and hospice services. Services are paid for by public and private sources, or directly by patients and their families, tax-exempt donations help cover the cost of care provided to the uninsured or underinsured.

Downeast Transportation

Bus and shuttle service in Hancock County.

Eastern Area Agency on Aging

One of Maine’s Agencies on Aging — a regional hub of resources, programs and services aimed at improving the health and well-being of older adults and their families. Programs include Meals on Wheels, caregiver support, social programs and transportation services to medical appointments.

Eastern Area Agency on Aging

One of Maine’s Agencies on Aging — a regional hub of resources, programs and services (some of which are income-restricted) aimed at improving the health and well-being of older adults and their families. Programs include Meals on Wheels, EAAA Community Cafes and 3-D Catering.

Eastern Area Agency on Aging

One of Maine’s Agencies on Aging — a regional hub of resources, programs and services aimed at improving the health and well-being of older adults and their families. Programs include door-to-door rides to help MaineCare patients and elderly people get to critical medical appointments.

Food pantries in Hancock County

Eligible seniors can receive food assistance from local pantries.

Hancock County Home Care and Hospice

One of three home care agencies merged under the umbrella of Eastern Maine Home Care, this agency provides Hancock County residents with home care and hospice services. Services are paid for by public and private sources, or directly by patients and their families, tax-exempt donations help cover the cost of care provided to the uninsured or underinsured.

Maine Coast Specialty Clinic

An outpatient department of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. Offers medical and neurological consultation to provide preventative care for memory related disorders and heart risk.

MDI and Ellsworth Housing Authority

Administers Section 8 vouchers and public housing in the towns of Ellsworth, Tremont, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, and Bar Harbor.

Retiree and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington Counties

Volunteer opportunities include public health programs, independent living assistance, veteran appreciation, environmental work, and caregiver respite.

Video: The perfect place to enjoy a long life

This short video entitled “The good life on Swan’s Island” and subtitled “The perfect place to enjoy a long life” was made by a Swan’s Island resident with the support of The University of Maine’s Center on Aging.

The subject of the film is 95-year old Earl Lowell who has been enjoying retirement on the island for 30 years.

Washington Hancock Community Agency

Transportation assistance including rides to MaineCare covered appointments using agency vehicles and volunteer drivers.