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Age Friendly Saco

AGE FRIENDLY SACO 

On January 19, 2016, one of the annual goals adopted by the Saco City Council was: “To actively seek an AARP grant that would assist in the development of a plan to make Saco an Age-Friendly Community”.  Making our community livable for all ages, and addressing the issues of aging across the continuum, will require collaboration between all sectors of our community. In order for us to accomplish this goal, we need to join forces to identify the resources already in place, identify unmet needs, and plan the programming and infrastructure necessary to make Saco “A Community for a Lifetime”. To successfully achieve this objective, we will need to recruit volunteers, as well as mobilize our community leaders to call citizens to action. 

Age Friendly Saco Action Plan


Age Friendly Community Proclamation 
Memorandum from Mayor Michaud regarding the Age Friendly Steering Committee 

For more information about committee meetings or ways to get involved, please contact Age Friendly Saco at (207)710-5029 or AgeFriendlySaco@gmail.com

WHAT PROGRAMS DOES AGE FRIENDLY SACO OFFER?

Technology Handy-Helpers 
Learn more about the Technology Handy-Helpers program in this press release

Co-Housing Focus Group
Age Friendly Saco has partnered with the University of New England to host two Co-Housing Focus Groups.
Click here to view the flyer and learn more. 

Handyman Program

Age Friendly Saco has a Handy Neighbor program in which volunteers do small repair and home maintenance jobs to make it easier for older adults (50+) to stay in their homes. The service is free. Materials may involve a charge. Donations to Age Friendly Saco are welcomed. If you have a small maintenance job, call 710-5029 and someone will get back to you.

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Volunteering Opportunities
 
Call (207)710-5029 or email AgeFriendlySaco@gmail.com to learn more about volunteering opportunities. 

Tri-Community Age Friendly Transportation
 Options
The Age Friendly Organizations in Biddeford, Saco, and Old Orchard Beach have collaborated with BSOOB Transit to connect seniors with transportation options. Check out the brochure here. 

Knox Boxes
Age Friendly Saco is collaborating with Dupuis Hardware and the Saco Fire Department to make these boxes available and more affordable for residents of Saco. 

A Knox HomeBox is a small metal box that hangs on your exterior door and securely holds a key to your house.  This box can only be opened by the Saco Fire Department, so that in the event of an emergency, they can enter the home quickly (when seconds matter) without causing any damage to the door. Please call (207)710-5029 for additional information. 

Sand Buckets for Seniors 
Age Friendly Saco, in collaboration with the Saco Public Works Department, will pick up 5-gallons of sand-salt mixture for any homebound resident older than 65 who needs it, and deliver it to their home in a pail provided by the Age Friendly Saco group. To have it delivered, call (207)710-5029 and leave a message if no one is in the office. Or you can complete the application below. 

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Hampton Inn  Age Friendly Rate

Turn off your heat, retire your shovel, and come enjoy a relaxing winter at the Hampton Inn Saco! They offer special discounted lodging packages for Senior Citizens during the winter months, plus many unique benefits included with every stay! Click here to visit the Hampton Inn's website. 


SENIORity Programs 
Saco residents who are 50+ can participate in the Saco Parks and Recreation Department's SENIORity programming. Visit sacorec.com and click on SENIORity membership and programs to learn more!