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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 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:

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  • 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

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

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Are you or someone you know living alone and in need of a helping hand or an understanding ear?

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