Activities & Service Referral
Services include providing up to date references and support as needs arise; referrals to health care and social service agencies; assistance with transportation; help completing forms such as Medicare parts A,B,D, rent rebates, DHHS, Social Security, Veterans Affairs, Medical forms and living wills. Some of the major activities that have been held this past year are a Valentine Day party; St. Patrick’s Day dinner, Easter Bingo, BBQs, monthly shopping trips, Riverfest participation with a float in the parade, bands, singers, entertainers and twice weekly bingo games.
Transportation to and from Hannaford Brothers Supermarket in Old Town is available three days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Trips to Wal-Mart are available on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The downtown buildings are also located on a major bus route.
Congregate Housing Services Program
The Congregate Housing Services Program (CHSP) is provided by a grant from the Department of Housing & Urban Development and offers essential services to qualified residents of Marsh Island Apartments. This service enables residents to remain independent and continue residing in their homes as they grow older.
Residents participating in the program may receive one or two meals a day, light housekeeping services, and assistance with shopping and errands. Meals are served family style in the Dining Room or delivered to the resident’s apartment. Special diets are provided. Housekeeping services include light house cleaning, help with the laundry, shopping and errand service. Support is also available for a variety of problems that may arise such as assistance needed to understand bills, insurance forms and other legal papers. Help is also available making appointments, arranging for transportation and applying for other services. Fees for services are based on income. The Professional Assessment Committee will determine a person’s need for services from information provided by health care providers and interviews in which each person’s health and abilities are assessed.
If you are interested in learning more about the Congregate Housing Services Program, please contact Sandra Gilbert, CHSP Coordinator at (207) 827-1500.
This program targets elderly/disabled homeowners in our area that need small accessibility alterations and minor repairs done in their homes to allow them to remain living independently and age gracefully. This program is completely free to qualified individuals.
Who Can Participate:
• Be 55+ years old or have a disability
• Own your home or live in a home owned by a family member
• Live in Alton, Bangor, Bradley, Brewer, Carmel, Dedham, Eddington, Glenburn, Greenbush, Greenfield, Hampden, Hermon, Holden, Hudson, Milford, Old Town, Orono, Orrington, Stillwater or Veazie.
• Annual household income under $40,850 for one, $46,650 for two, $52,500 for three, $58,300 for four and $63,000 for five.
Comfortably Home Work Categories
• Smoke detectors
• CO detectors
• Water heater set-point
• Dryer vent
• Fridge coil
• Light bulbs
• Furnace filters
Bath & Kitchen:
• Grab bars
• Shower wands
• Shower seats
• Raised toilet seats
• Faucet levers
• Drawer pulls
• Install handrails
• Change door knobs
• Storm/screen doors
• Steps/existing ramps
For more information on this program please call Catherine LaBree at 207-827-6151.