Programs and Resources for Older Adults

As an Age-Friendly community, the Town of Kennebunk is dedicated to working together to support older adults. We are fortunate to have many resources available to help people as they age and look for support and engagement in our community.  

Age-Friendly Programs

  • A Helping Sand- This a program to serve older adults who are unable to fill and transport a bucket of sand themselves. Requests are made and filled by Kennebunk police officers as soon as possible once the request is received. This program is offered November-March each year. 
  • Smart Speaker Program- A program intended to promote a safer, healthier and happier lifestyle by providing access to technology for older adults through the use of a smart speaker. This program is offered on an as-available basis. 

General Resources

  • 211 Maine is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people of all ages across Maine to local services. 211 Maine is based in Maine and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 
  • The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Aging and Disability Services supports Maine's older and disabled adults by providing Adult Protective, Brain Injury, Other Related Conditions, Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Long Term Care, and Aging and Community services to the people of Maine. The Office of Aging and Disability Services coordinates the programs and benefits to assure they operate consistent with the state and federal policies and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services' goals.
  • The Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) serves York County residents and provides many services and programs for seniors on a variety of issues, such as financial, medical, or personal. SMAA offers seminars to help navigate the array of insurance and Medicare options, delivers important dietary and fitness practices, and provides older adults with the opportunity to stay active in the community via participation or volunteerism. Resource Specialists are available to answer any questions you may have about these services.
  1. Social Services

    Physical Address
    Kennebunk Town Hall, Second Floor
    1 Summer St.
    Kennebunk, ME 04043

    Phone (207) 985-2102, option 3
    Fax (207) 985-4609

Aging in Place

  • The AccessAble Home Tax Credit  is a Maine income tax credit available to individuals who earn $55,000 or less for expenses paid for modifications to their residence to make it accessible for a person with a physical disability or physical hardship who lives or will live at the residence.
  • No Place Like Home helps older adults thrive in their homes and neighborhoods, while they remain engaged and valued. NPLH addresses needs that older adults in our community have identified through outreach, focus groups, community meetings and consultations. Other supports offered include helping older adults with small chores and maintenance around their homes.  
    • Medical Equipment: To borrow medical equipment or to make a donation, please contact No Place Like Home. This is a free service for Kennebunk residents.  
  • A Helping Sand is a program intended to help older adults and individuals with disabilities who are unable to get a bucket of sand from the Town's free sand pile. Submit a request and a Kennebunk Police Officer will deliver a bucket of sand. 

Food and Meals 

  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program, also known as Senior Brown Bags, Commodity Boxes, or Senior Boxes, is a Federal program which works to improve the health of low-income elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods.
  • Community Outreach Services operates a food pantry which provides both perishables and non-perishables to individuals and families in need in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel. 
  • The Maine Senior FarmShare Program provides eligible low-income seniors the opportunity to receive a share (worth $50) of first-quality, fresh, local produce at no cost directly from local Maine farmers during the growing season.
  • Southern Maine Agency on Aging operates the Meals on Wheels program and offers a Community Café meal program.


In-home Care

  • The State of Maine offers several home care programs that provide supportive community services to older and disabled adults in order to avoid or delay nursing home placement. An assessment is required to determine an individual’s functional and financial eligibility for most in-home services.
  • There are also many local, private-pay agencies which provide in-home support services such as personal care, cleaning, social visits and transportation. An internet search for in-home care in Kennebunk will provide several options.

Legal Aid


The Kennector is a volunteer driver program where your neighbors will pick you up and bring you where you need to go. There is a nominal fee for this program, and scholarships are available. 

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