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 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.
Check out this article in the Journal Tribune about Knox Boxes
Newsletter: June 2018 Edition
What Programs Does Age Friendly Saco Offer?
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.
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 ShuttleBus-Zoom to connect seniors with transportation options. Check out the brochure here.
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.
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.
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!