Staying at Home
Home. It’s where you are comfortable and can live most independently. We can provide or connect you to services to help you live where you want to, how you want you.
Aroostook Regional Transportation (ARTS)
Access to transportation is essential, especially in rural areas. ARTS help people throughout Aroostook get to appointments, shop, and stay active in their community. Contact ARTS at 1-800-442-3320 or visit www.aroostooktransportation.org for more information.
Care Partner Education and Support
Taking care of a family member who can no longer care for themselves is a role many people hold. To provide the best care for those we love, support is needed to be an effective care partner. Care Partner Education and Support is here to help.
Home Care Personal Support
As we age, we want to live independently in our own home. At some point, we may need help to do this. Home Care Services provides an extra set of hands to help older persons or those with disabilities with daily activities.
Friendly Volunteer Program
Connecting with people each day is a normal part of life. When family or friends are not available, having another caring person, who is also a trained volunteer, help take part in an activity or bring a smile from a shared story can be a day changer.
Applying for community MaineCare, or MaineCare in-home services, is a way to get assistance in payment for nursing home care or in-home services. The toolkit provides help (either by phone, a link to a webinar, or an in-person visit) for you to complete and submit an accurate application to the state.
Managing your money is a key aspect of being independent. The Money Minders program is a free bill-paying service where trained volunteers can help you with setting up a budget, paying bills, and managing a checkbook.
Dining centers operate in several communities in Aroostook County. Lunchtime meals are available for any person age 60 or older who wants to enjoy food, friends, and occasional recreational and educational programs.
Nutrition Services: Easy Meals
Our delicious and nutritious frozen meals are carefully handcrafted right here in Maine by Birch Stream Farms. Meals can be picked up to take home, heat up in the stove or microwave, and enjoyed.
Meals on Wheels
Getting food and good nutrition is something we all need to remain healthy and happy, no matter our income or support network.
Home-bound older people throughout northern Maine who are unable to attend dining centers and have difficulty preparing their own meals may be eligible for home-delivered entrées through the Meals on Wheels service.
USDA Senior Food Box Program
Each month, the USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides residents age 60 and older with 30 pounds of commodity food items such as dry pasta, canned meats and vegetables, and cheese.
Planning for the Future
When we plan for the future, we make it more likely to be able to continue making our own decisions or for others to know our wishes. The Agency has trained staff that can sit with you to understand your needs and put a plan on paper for your future.
Technology Assistance Program
Loneliness is real, but we now have technology that can help. The agency iPad tablet lending program is designed to enhance existing services for those of us who would benefit from online services and programs while remaining at home.
The Gathering Place Adult Day Services
The Gathering Place Adult Day Respite Service focuses on creating a safe place for those with chronic memory loss or health conditions to enjoy the day and interact with others. While participants are at the program, care partners can take a much-needed break or handle personal business.