Support our friends in the community by taking this survey on aging: Maine wants to improve community services that support older adults and their family caregivers. If you are an adult who is 55 years or older or a family caregiver of an older adult, Maine’s Office of Aging and Disability Services wants to hear from you. In addition to Maine’s State Plan on Aging, this input is also used to inform the planning and policy direction of the Governor’s Cabinet on Aging. The Maine Aging Study being conducted by the University of Southern Maine (USM) on behalf of Maine’s Office [...]
Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) is pleased to announce a series of three community meetings aimed at engaging residents and stakeholders in the development of a 78-acre land project in Belfast, which will also serve as the new headquarters for WCAP. These meetings are designed to provide an opportunity for community members to actively participate in shaping the future of this significant project, which holds the potential to address a range of community needs, including housing, transportation, childcare, commercial and gathering space, as well as workspaces. The community meetings will be held on the following dates and locations: Monday, September 18 [...]
Waldo Community Action Partners today announced the launch of a comprehensive survey aimed at soliciting feedback on the agency's use of a 78 parcel of land in Belfast. The survey is open to all stakeholders, including the community members, nonprofits, local businesses, and all interested parties who want to enhance the services Waldo CAP provides. "We are committed to being a responsible community partner and providing high-quality services to the community," said WCAP CEO Donna Kelly, LCSW. "This survey is an important part of our effort to engage with the community and ensure that our plans are aligned with their needs [...]
A message from the Maine Child Welfare Action Network. Midcoast Maine is part of Region 2. As you may have heard, Governor Mills announced in her State of the Budget address that the Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with the Maine Child Welfare Action Network to develop a plan for strengthening families in Maine. Our goal is to develop a Child Safety and Family Wellbeing Plan that will guide our collective work to keep children safe by keeping families strong. We need your help to shape the foundations for a family strengthening plan to: 1. Reduce child [...]
Join the Maine Council on Aging for their webinar this Thursday, March 9th 2023 from 1:30-3:30pm. Topic: From Age Friendly to Longevity Ready: Evolving Maine Communities to Work for Everyone. Register here. Dr. Kalache is coming (virtually) to Maine to share his international perspective on longevity and the importance of aligning policy and practice in building systems and communities that work for people in their 80s, 90s, and 100s. He’ll underscore the imperative of centering equity, belonging and being anti-ageist and anti-racist activist in this work. He will share how important storytelling is related to advancing age-equitable policies, including in [...]
We'd like to express our sincere gratitude to the community partners and volunteers involved in the Neighbor 4 Neighbor program. This year, the program provided 750 households with Thanksgiving baskets, 943 households with holiday food for the Christmas season and 901 children with gifts. From the fire departments and volunteers who help us deliver holiday food boxes countywide to the many businesses, organizations, and individuals who purchase gifts for kids, this program is truly a community effort. We also had a unique partnership with the local Belfast National Honor Society this year. Shopping for teenagers can be difficult, and these students [...]
There are a few community Thanksgiving dinners happening tomorrow, Thursday the 24th! The Open Door Soup Kitchen 180 Depot St., Unity, ME 04988 The Open Door Soup Kitchen has served warm holiday meals to its guests for nearly 20 years, and this year, it is offering free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals onsite in Unity. Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2022, and Christmas dinner will be offered on Thursday, December 22, 2022. Please call The Open Door at your earliest convenience to reserve a meal at 207-948-6232. Red Knights Maine 9 and Traci’s Diner 57 Main St, [...]
Due to the expectation of inclement weather in the area, all transportation services, except for dialysis and other urgent transportation needs, have been cancelled for Friday February 4, 2022. Please call 855-930-7900 to reschedule, and stay safe.
Due to the expectation of inclement weather in the area, all transportation services, except for dialysis and other urgent transportation services, have been canceled for Friday January 7, 2022. Please call 855-930-7900 to reschedule, and stay safe.