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Age Friendly Scarborough Survey

The Age Friendly Scarborough Initiative is a group of Scarborough residents who are working together to make Scarborough a more livable place for everyone. The Age Friendly Community concept is a World Health Organization vision that has been endorsed by AARP and is spreading across Maine.

Age Friendly Scarborough is starting to gather information and we need your help to go further! We hope to hear from everyone in the community.

This survey focuses on aspects of our community that are important for the health and well-being of older residents because we realize that things helpful for older citizens benefit all ages. It also explores what might help older residents age in place or age in the community.

Please take a few minutes of your time to complete this survey. Your opinions will help us learn about the strengths of Scarborough and will help us to identify opportunities for improvement as we build an age-friendly community. The survey results will be analyzed and from there, we will work together to develop action steps to address our community needs.

Your opinion is important to us! We appreciate your help!


Fall 2019 Brochure Online

The Fall 2019 brochure is now available to view online. Residents will be able to begin registering at 8:00 am on Tuesday, August 13. Non-residents may begin on Tuesday, August 20.

Beginning with this brochure, anyone (regardless of age or residency) can have the brochures mailed to you three times of year for $10 annually. You may register for this service online, in the Community Services Office, or at the 55+ programs run at Martin's Point in Scarborough.

Fall 2019 Brochure


Eagle Scout Project: Senior Emergency Kits

We would like thank Peter Martin, who worked with Scarborough's 55+ Program to complete his Eagle Scout Project. Peter chose
to assemble 100 emergency kits for seniors in our community to have on hand in the event of a power outage or severe storm. These kits provide essential supplies and information needed when waiting for emergency services to arrive. Each kit is valued at $50, and contains the following items: Flashlight, batteries, dust mask, hand sanitizer, emergency personal information booklet, Yellow Dot Program kit, first aid kit, and a weather radio. Peter has worked hard over the past few weeks to  fundraise and collaborate with local organizations to collect supplies needed for the kits. 

Peter attended our senior activity center on July 9th to give a presentation on Emergency Preparedness, show a video he produced about his emergency kits, and distribute the kits. Peter and members of his troop attended out senior lunch on July 10th, and once again gave the presentation, showed the video, handed out the emergency kits, and even served the meatloaf lunch! 

We learned so much about how to prepare for emergencies, and a great time was had by all! Thank you so much Peter, and troop 47 for your hard work on this project! 

If you would like to check out the video Peter produced on emergency management, check out the link below: 


Changes to 55+ Membership Program

Due to our increase in programming volume, Scarborough Community Services has decided to review how registrations are accepted going forward. We researched multiple options and weighed the pros and cons of each but settled on restructuring the membership portion of our programs to better serve all involved. As a member in our programs, we wanted to share all of the changes with you so that you are fully aware of the process for registration moving forward: 

  • Effective immediately, Scarborough Community Services will no longer sell new 55+ memberships or renew past memberships.
  • Any membership that is still valid as of today will be honored through the end of the Winter/Spring 2018-19 registration period.
  • Memberships that would have been good past that period will be credited for the "missed time.” This credit will be added onto your account in our system that you may use towards a future program or trip.
  • As of the Summer 2019 program brochure, registration will be based on residency. Programs and trips will remain open to everyone interested in participating. Scarborough residents will receive early registration priority. Fees on trips and programs will also be restructured based on residency.
  • Program brochures can still be mailed to individual households for a fee of $10 per year. This option is open to ALL households, regardless of residency or age. This fee covers the mailing of three annual brochures. Brochures may still be picked up at no cost at the Scarborough Community Services Office, at the Scarborough Public Library, and are made available on the Town of Scarborough website.

We want to thank all past and present members for their continued support and understanding during this time of transition. Our goal is to remain inclusive to all who wish to participate but to also honor our constituents’ needs first and foremost. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at 207-730-4150 and we would be happy to walk you through these changes.


Drop-In Center at Martin's Point for Older Adults

All 55+ adults are invited to come by for a variety of games, such as cribbage, checkers, dominoes, and more, as well as space for knitting and crocheting.

Tuesdays -- 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Fridays -- 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
(No drop-in center when school is closed or on holidays)
Martin's Point
153 Route One
Scarborough, Maine 04074

If there are games, activities, topics, or anything you would like to see offered at future drop-in center sessions, please call us at 730-4150 and let us know.


Program Proposals

Do you have an idea for a 55+ Program activity? Do you want to run a recreation program through Scarborough Community Services?

Please complete the form linked below and return it to Community Services, either in-person, through email, by fax, or by mail.



Scarborough Municipal Building
Upper Level, Room 325

259 U.S. Route 1 / P.O. Box 360
Scarborough, ME 04070-0360
Hours: M-F, 8 AM - 4 PM 
Passport Hrs: T-Th, 9 AM - 3 PM
(by appointment)
Phone: (207) 730-4150
Fax: (207) 730-4165
Email: comserv
           @scarboroughmaine.org


Seasonal Brochure


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Fall 2019

Click on the image to 
view our most recent brochure!

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Please Note: As of Fall 2018, the 55+ Newsletter and the youth/adult program brochure are combined into one brochure document.




Audra Keenan
Intergenerational Programs Manager
Phone: (207) 730-4171
Email: akeenan
           @scarboroughmaine.org

Cynthia DiBiase
Seniors Program Coordinator
Phone: (207) 730-4173
Email: cdibiase
           @scarboroughmaine.org


Scarborough Senior Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members
  • Carol Rancourt, Chair - 2019
  • Kenneth Simons, Vice Chair - 2017
  • Donnamarie Collins - 2017
  • Penny Boles - 2018
  • Phil Christy - 2019
  • Jane Palmer - 2019
Council Liaison

Jean Marie Caterina




Policies

Please consult our Policies page for information regarding:
  • Program Registration
  • Payment Methods & Fees
  • Refunds & Cancellations