Listed below are services offered by the Town of Bowdoinham or local volunteers. For a more complete list of services available to residents in the area, please go the Resource Directory.
Rides in Neighbors’ Cars
Rides in Neighbors’ Cars matches volunteer drivers with Bowdoinham and Bowdoin residents 60 or older and people with a disability who cannot drive or don't own a vehicle. Free door-to-door service is provided to medical appointments, errands, shopping and other locations within a 50-mile radius of Bowdoinham.
For more information or to become a volunteer driver: 207-837-9577.
Medical Equipment Loan Program
Residents in need of medical equipment (e.g., crutches, walkers, toilet seats, etc) can borrow donated equipment on a short- or long-term basis. The program also can demonstrate adaptive devices to make life easier and provide information on where to go to purchase.
For more information: call Jason Lamoreau at the Town Office at
207-666-5531 or email: email@example.com.
Food Pantry - www.bowdoinhamfoodpantry.org
The food pantry provides healthy and sustaining food, personal care products and other household items to residents of Bowdoinham and Bowdoin in a compassionate, respectful manner. No income verification is required. The pantry is open every Wednesday for in-person shopping. Arrangements can be made for those in need of a little extra help with groceries or who have emergency situations. Rides to the food pantry or in-home delivery can also be arranged. Located under the red awning in the gray building down by the waterfront.
For further information: 207-751-7779
Sand Bucket Brigade
Each winter, the Town provides a large pile of sand at the Waterfront Landing (to the right of the restrooms building) that residents can access, in limited quantities, for their personal use. Fire House volunteers will deliver a 5-gallon bucket of sand to residents unable to access their own.
For more information or to request a bucket of sand: call the Age-Friendly Coordinator Jason Lamoreau at the Town Office 666-5531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Handy Brigade is run by volunteers of the Village Lodge Masonic Hall and other members of the community to help older residents in Bowdoinham with simple home repairs or chores. When a project is beyond their capacity, volunteers will work to help a resident connect with the right resources.
For more information: call 207-737-2161.
The Bowdoinham Public Library offers services to assist adults access and use their digital devices. Through tutorial videos, classes and one-on-one assistance by volunteers, adults can learn to use their devices for personal, medical, educational and social engagement. Check out the Library’s website [https://bowdoinhamlibrary.org/digital-literacy-courses/].
For more information: call the Library at 207-666-8405.
Home Safety Checklist
With many residents wishing to remain in their own homes as they age, Bowdoinham’s Age Friendly Committee developed a Safety Checklist for residents and their families to use in assessing the safely of 8 areas within a home: bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, entrance, exterior, electrical, flooring, steps and seasonal considerations. The purpose of the self-assessment is to identify changes that can make life easier and reduce accidents and emergencies.
For further information: call Jason Lamoreau at the Town Office at 666-5531 or email: email@example.com