reaching out

Senior Services & Resources  

Resources

  • Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging - The Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging is the officially designated agency in Southern Maine to assist the aging. It provides Meals on Wheels service and many information and referral and advocacy resources for seniors.
  • Maine Office of Aging and Disability Services - Offers assistance and resources on housing, community services and supports, support at home, crisis hotlines and other resources for older and disabled adults
  • Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention - The Maine CDC is an excellent resource for anyone who would like to find out more about a particular disease, illness or senior-related issue. This website also provides guidance on where to turn for assistance and support.
  • Maine Alzheimer's Association- The Maine chapter of the American Alzheimer's Association offers information on how to identify signs of these illnesses and where one can turn for assistance.
  • The Iris Network - Provides information and resources for visually impaired, including early treatment and prevention

Food Assistance

Fuel/Electricity Assistance

The Opportunity Alliance (TOA) offers several programs to help with heating improvements and costs for those families that meet income eligibility requirements.

Help paying for basic needs

  • General Assistance - The Town of Cape Elizabeth administers a Welfare/General Assistance program that provides confidential financial assistance to residents who are having difficulty meeting basic needs for housing, utilities, food, medications etc.
  • Thomas Jordan Trust - The Thomas Jordan Trust is a local resource administered by the Town of Cape Elizabeth to help Cape Elizabeth citizens.

Property Tax Assistance

 

Stay Active

Cape Elizabeth Community Services has a number of 55-plus programs, as well as senior fitness programs and a Senior Swim hour weekday mornings for swimmers 65 and older.

Volunteer

Cape High School Senior to Senior

Cape Elizabeth High School seniors participate in community outreach, helping Cape senior citizens with activities such as raking leaves, shoveling snow, companion visits, trips to the Recycling Center, help with computers and more. Contact teacher Tom Kohan for more information.

Transportation

  • Regional Transportation Program, Inc. (RTP) is a private, non-profit, United Way agency that provides publicly funded, low-cost transportation to persons in Cumberland County who need rides.
  • Independent Transportation Network provides a community-based, community-supported, economically viable and consumer-oriented, quality transportation service for seniors and adults with visual impairment.

Cape Elizabeth Faith Communities

Churches in Cape Elizabeth offer programs and assistance to address the physical, social and spiritual needs of elderly:

Safety for Seniors

South Portland/Cape Elizabeth TRIAD - This program of the Cape Elizabeth and South Portland police departments offers supports for seniors and residents of Cape Elizabeth including daily check in, file-of-life packets, and monthly learning sessions on safety, well-being and quality of life issues for seniors

Senior Health Care in Cape

These providers located in Cape Elizabeth specialize in care for the elderly:

  • Coastal Rehab - Occupational, physical and ppeech therapy services. Geriatric rehabilitation at home or on site
  • Village Crossings Assisted Living - Residential care for assisted living and respite stays
  • Cape Memory Care - Residential living facility for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias and memory related impairments