Tag Archives: Penobscot

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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Aroostook Regional Transportation System

Provides scheduled on-demand ride services throughout northern Maine, including the Danforth region in Washington County and Patten in Penobscot county.

Bangor Area Transportation/BAT Community Connector

The Community Connector is a fixed route public transit system operated by the City of Bangor to meet the transportation needs for the residents of Bangor, Brewer, Hampden, Veazie, Orono, Old Town, and University of Maine.

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.

Bangor Housing Authority

Administers Section 8 vouchers and public housing, including age-restricted units at Nason Park, Autumn Park West, and Crestwood.

Brewer Housing Authority

Administers Section 8 vouchers and public housing, including 82 apartments for seniors and the disabled at the E. Charles Dartnell Apartments, Dirigo School Apartments, and the Heritage Development. Income limits apply; rent is set at 30% of gross adjusted income.

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 Penobscot County

Eligible seniors can receive food assistance from local pantries.

Old Town Housing Authority

Oversees 180 federally subsidized public housing apartments plus 209 Section 8 vouchers.

Offers age-restricted apartment communities at Marsh Island Apartments (345 Main St., 50 units), Bickmore Manor (336 Main St., 13 units), Penobscot Terrace (352 Main St., 41 units), and Dow Apartments (10 Rue Boulanger, 8 units). Also operates “The Meadows” assisted living facility (16 beds).

Penobscot County affordable housing complexes

Provides residential units administered by the Maine State Housing Authority.  Rent is categorized as Income Based, which means tenants generally pay about 1/3 of their household income on rent; or Rent Restricted, which means that rents are typically based on a specified percentage of the median income for the area.

Penobscot Nation Housing Authority

Manages housing programs for the Penobscot tribal government.

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.

The Lynx

Provides a variety of transportation services for residents of Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.