Seniors Connecting - “My kids live far away and I seldom see them. I don’t get out often and I feel isolated and lonely. I was hoping for a good fairy to come along and now here you are. I am so grateful.” Harpswell Resident
Home Repairs and Resources - “My house has never felt warmer and been easier to heat. The insulation along the basement walls and attic access door has made a big difference. The team did so much more than I ever expected! I feel safer and warmer than I've felt in years.” Harpswell Resident
VTN- "If you can't drive in Harpswell, you're out of luck. I've been so discouraged until I found this. I think what you're doing is absolutely wonderful!" Harpswell Resident
Lunch with Friends - "These lunches mean so much to me. Getting together with friends and sharing good food is wonderful. I look forward to it each week." HarpswellResident
We want to be sure our community is able to meet the needs of older residents now and into the future.
More than one-third of older residents in Harpswell don't have enough resources to meet basic expenses. A majority of residents live in homes more than 25 years old. Home repair and maintenance and help with simple chores are top needs for older residents who want to stay in their homes as they age. Transportation is an issue for Harpswell's oldest residents. Socialization is a critical and valued part of aging in place. Older residents want more opportunities to socialize as well as year-round walking and recreational opportunities.
HAH will match you with a volunteer who will call each week to chat, share senior resources and upcoming events. If you have a neighbor or friend who might be interested, call Linda Strickland at the Harpswell Town Office, 207-833-5771, to sign up for this program.
Volunteer Transportation Network (VTN)
HAH has recruited volunteer drivers from Harpswell to give free rides to Harpswell adult residents unable to drive. Riders must first register with People Plus
Home Repairs and Resources
HAH has partnered with Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers Maine to do basic home repairs for older Harpswell residents. For more information on the program and who can participate, Click HERE
Senior Health Fairs
Senior Health Fairs are held annually to provide current health information, resources, and speakers.
Lunch with Friends
Lunch with Friends is a great way to connect with friends and neighbors. Lunches are free and everyone is welcome. Check the Harpswell Aging at Home Facebook page for the schedule of the dates and locations.
Catholic Charities SEARCH
SEARCH vets, trains and matches companions for people who are in need of their services. HAH recruits volunteers to be matched with older adults in Harpswell. For more information on the SEARCH program, CLICK HERE.