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 recruits volunteer drivers from Harpswell to give free rides to Harpswell adult residents unable to drive. Drivers and riders must first register with People Plus
HAH has partnered with Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers Maine to do basic home repairs for older Harpswell residents. For information on eligibility, call the Town Office at 207-833-5771. For a list of types of work done, click here.
Talks with homeowners to identify needs in the areas of socialization, transportation, and health and wellness and recommends available resources.
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 or News on this website for the schedule of the dates and locations.
HAH now has a program to assist with a variety of inside household chores that have become difficult for residents to maintain. For information on eligibility, call the Town Office at 207-833-5771. For a list of the chores we can help with, click here.
HAH recruits volunteers for SEARCH. SEARCH connects seniors with community volunteers to assist with support services such as: companionship, help with grocery shopping, appointments, errands, and other services. To volunteer Click HERE
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
- “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.