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.

Information, Assistance and Resources

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) seeks to address the frustrations many older adults, people with disabilities, and family members experience when trying to learn about and access long-term services and supports. The ADRC raises visibility about the full range of available options; provide objective information, advice, counseling and assistance; empower people to make … Read More

Medicare Fraud Education

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

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program 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 or … Read More

Doorstep Dining

Friday, May 4, 2018

The guidelines for becoming a Doorstep Dining 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 SAMPLE MENU … Read More

Community Cafes

Friday, May 4, 2018

Due to COVID-19 all Community Cafes are closed until further notice. Community Cafe sites are more than just a place to go to enjoy delicious meals. Many dining sites have games and music to make the day fun. People come to the dining sites to socialize with others and catch up on the local news. … 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 Directed Care (VDC)

Friday, May 4, 2018

VDC is a self-directed home care support program for Veterans. VDC 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 VDC a … 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