Paving the way for Portland, Maine,
neighbors to age in place
Independent Seniors Network Services
Independent Seniors Network makes a difference because we start with what seniors believe they need – on their own terms. We are able to provide a wide range of community-based volunteer services that are requested by seniors or family/friends. We believe that seniors who wish to keep their independence should be able to stay in their own homes.
Activities and Services Provided:
- Transportation to doctors, grocery stores, hairdressers, etc.
- Running errands, pickups, and deliveries
- Friendly phone calls and visits
- Light household assistance
- Computer and communications assistance to help stay connected with community and neighbors
- Light gardening & yard work
- Trash to curb for pickup
Please note that we cannot provide personal care, transportation for anyone in a wheelchair, or housecleaning services.
Our volunteers who provide the services are fully vetted and undergo background checks to ensure the safety and well-being of our members.
Membership is open to Portland Maine Area residents who are age 60 and older. The annual membership dues for individuals are $275 and for households are $350, with some scholarships available for lower-income residents. The fee covers a portion of our operating expenses.
Once a member, you may request specific services by calling our office and leaving a message with full details of the service you are requesting, including the date, time, and the service needed. A volunteer coordinator will identify a volunteer who can perform the service and let the member know who it will be. Requests should be made 7-10 days prior to the date, in order for the coordinator to confirm a volunteer.
If you are the child of a senior who might need services, or a concerned friend or neighbor, please let us know and we will reach out to them.
“It’s wonderful to be part of an Aging in Place Village. I hope seniors will be able to take full advantage of all that is offered to them. Staying in your own home is the primary goal.”
~Leah, age 94