The mission of the Town of Yarmouth’s Division of Senior Services is to foster an Age-Friendly community that enhances the quality of life for the Town’s older adults (60+) and their families by providing programs and services in a supportive and accessible environment that contributes to vital aging through mental, physical, and financial wellness.
Cape Cod RTA is still providing limited DART (Dial-A-Ride/Door-to-Door) buses for essential transportation services such as to the grocery store or a pharmacy. Seniors should schedule a trip in advance by calling by noon the day before they need a ride (800-352-7155).
Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands is open and fully operational throughout the COVID-19 emergency and is continuing to provide all services to the community including Information and Referral (I&R), Meals on Wheels, Home Care, Family Caregiver, and Protective Services. The Information and Referral Department is a central source of information on all services available to older adults on the Cape and Islands and is the entry point for referrals to Elder Services programs. I&R staff can receive calls from seniors themselves, from their family members or neighbors, from service providers and healthcare providers, and from the staff of Cape and Islands’ towns. For referrals to programs or general information on community resources, please call 508-394-4630 X 281
AARP Foundation’s Local Assistance Directory provides services to find food, housing, health and employment programs in the area (useful for residents of all ages).
Seniorliving.org has created a guide for technologies and apps that make it possible to keep connected and safe while staying at home. Use this guide to learn about apps and technologies that are suited for seniors (tech-savvy or not), helping them connect with loved ones and healthcare professionals as well as receive essential goods and services. https://www.seniorliving.org/research/apps-for-seniors/
SHINE - Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone (SHINE) provides free health insurance information, counseling, and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers. OPEN ENROLLMENR begins October 17th Residents 65+. Call Today for your Appointment 508-375-6762 or visit Barnstable County Human Services SHINE for more information.
Food Assistance Resources
We provide food assistance resources year round and especially during the current COVID-19 health crisis. Please see below and visit our Yarmouth COVID19 Community Resources page for available services and visit our Yarmouth COVID19 Communications page for updated health advisories and information.
Yarmouth Senior Center Brown Bag Program 508-394-7606; 528 Forest Road West Yarmouth
The Yarmouth Senior Center offers home-bound low-income seniors free food delivery through the Brown Bag program. This program provides a free bag of food each month , typically containing about 10-15 pounds of a variety of nutritious food items from the major food groups.
Yarmouth Food Pantry 508-394-0880 http://yarmouthfoodpantry.org/
Yarmouth Senior Center
The Yarmouth Senior Center is a multi-purpose drop in center that identifies the needs of the elder residents in the community. We work to meet those needs by advocating for services, provide information, we offer programs and activities to enhance the quality of life for elders and those who care for them.
The Center provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere to visit with old friends and make new ones, to learn from each other and to teach new skills, a place where you feel comfortable sharing, your thoughts and ideas. All members of the community are welcome to participate without regard to age, disability, nationality, religion or sexual orientation.