Services & Programs

We offer a wide variety of services and programs for seniors in Eastern Maine. Browse our services below or choose a category on the left to filter. Or you may call our office to speak with a consultant at (207) 941-2865.

Healthcare Fraud

Friday, May 4, 2018

SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) is a program whose mission is to educate Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers about Medicare benefits and to empower them to prevent, detect and report health care fraud, errors and abuse.  Through a partnership with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Aging and Disability Services, the Area … Read More

Money Minders

Friday, May 4, 2018

Are you having a difficult time getting your bills paid on time? Do you need help balancing your checkbook? Could you use assistance in setting up a budget?  Eastern Area Agency on Aging’s Money Minders program matches trained, insured, volunteers with consumers needing assistance in establishing a monthly budget, paying bills and reviewing monthly statements … Read More

Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons, at least 60 years of age, by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods. These monthly food packages include a variety of items such as: non-fat dry and ultra pasteurized milk, juice, Farina, canned meat/poultry or fish, oats/ready-to-eat cereal, rice … Read More

3D Catering

Friday, May 4, 2018

The guidelines for becoming a 3-D Catering customer are: You must be on an established delivery route OR be willing to pick-up the meals You must pay $5 per meal: minimum purchase at least five (5) meals required Be 50+ or an adult with a disability That is all it takes to start enjoying a … Read More

Meals on Wheels

Friday, May 4, 2018

The criteria for receiving Meals on Wheels: Senior must be 60 years of age or older, be homebound and unable to leave their house without assistance Senior must be unable to prepare a meal and have no one available to prepare a meal Available on short or long term basis, depending on need REQUEST MORE … Read More

Social Dining

Friday, May 4, 2018

Community Cafe’s are more than just a place to go to enjoy a delicious meal. Many Cafe’s have Bingo games, music, card games, and auctions to make the day fun. People come to the Cafe’s to visit with other diners and catch up on local news as well.   We welcome everyone into our cafes, and … Read More

Transportation

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Elizabeth West Transportation program is made possible through a generous endowment from Elizabeth West. Thanks to the endowment, Eastern Area Agency on Aging purchased a handicap accessible passenger van and added transportation to their wide array of services. The purpose of the program is to provide transportation for individuals to and from medical appointments. … Read More

Veterans Independence Program (VIP)

Friday, May 4, 2018

VIP is a self-directed home care support program for Veterans. VIP is designed to assist a Veteran in directing services and supports while they continue to live in their own home.  The program is provided in collaboration with the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Togus VA Medical Center. To be eligible for VIP a … Read More

Project Generations

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Project Generations is a senior companion program that matches older adults in the Orono-Bangor area with student volunteers from the University of Maine. Unlike other senior companion programs offered through the Eastern Area Agency on Aging, Project Generations’ sole purpose is to create intergenerational friendships and fight the social isolation and loneliness that many seniors … Read More

Matter of Balance

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Fear of falling can keep seniors from being as active as they would like to be, which reduces muscle strength and can actuallyincrease the risk of falls. Add to that the inevitable feelings of isolation and possible depression due to “being stuck in the house” and a senior’s quality of life suffers. Matter of Balance is … Read More