On Wednesday, November 18th, Age Friendly Saco volunteers and some Thornton Academy staff will kick off their annual Sand Buckets for Seniors program at 11:00 AM at the new Saco Public Works facility at 15 Phillips Spring Road (directly across from 57 Spring Hill Road).
The volunteers fill dozens of 5-gallon buckets with a sand-salt mixture, available for pick-up, or offer a delivery option for homebound residents older than 65.
Sign-up is easy – call the Age Friendly office at (207)710-5029 and ask to reserve a sand bucket. If no one answers, leave a message, and indicate if you can pick it up or if you would like it delivered. You can also request a bucket online at www.sacomaine.org/agefriendly using the form on that page.
If you received a sand bucket last year, please be prepared to give it to the volunteer who brings your new bucket or bring it with you to pick-up. Age Friendly has new buckets to provide, but they always appreciate the ability to re-use old ones.
As a reminder, Saco Public Works has sand available for pick up at their facility for residents (please no contractors). Residents can take two 5-gallon pails at a time but must provide their own containers