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Sand Buckets for Seniors

There's no way around it – winter is coming. It is time to plan for snow removal and sanding to anticipate winter's looming arrival.

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 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