Tag Archives: Piscataquis

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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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.

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 Piscataquis 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).

Piscataquis 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.

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.