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SEARCH: Seek Elderly Alone, Renew Courage & Hope

For seniors, especially those on a limited income, being able to live at home can be both a blessing and a curse.

SEARCH connects isolated seniors with community volunteers in Androscoggin, Kennebec, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and in parts of Franklin, Lincoln, Oxford, and Penobscot Counties, along with Brunswick & Harpswell in Cumberland County. Our volunteers bring skills, enthusiasm, and companionship to their lives, while assisting with a variety of support services:

CC Maine SEARCH Program

  • Friendly visitation and companionship
  • Telephone reassurance
  • Helping them with appointments/errands and grocery shopping
  • Assistance with some in home tasks/projects
  • Doing socialization activities together
  • Help with correspondence/forms
  • Help with yard work
  • Referral to other services & programs when needed

RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program)

People who are 55 and over can join our RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) in Kennebec and Somerset Counties. This project supports seniors in our SEARCH Program,  by providing companionship/social activities, transportation assistance and referrals to other services in the community as needed. RSVP volunteers can also support local food pantries that our project partners with.

For more information, please contact:

Lynn Kidd
T: (207) 530-0137
[email protected]

Watch to learn more about RSVP:

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