Community Resources

Social Workers and Case Managers can explain community resources that may be available to you. Soc Some housing complexes provide an on-site social worker or residential coordinator to assist with connecting residents to local resources. Websites may likewise be helpful. Resource manuals are another option. Agencies and other institutions that specialize in information assistance are listed below.

2-1-1

Services:  2-1-1 is a comprehensive statewide directory of over 8000 health and human services available in Maine.  The toll-free 211 hotline connects callers to trained people who provide help 24 hours a day 7 days a week about social services and support groups statewide as well as detailed information on finding the most appropriate services.

(207) 941-2865

450 Essex Street, Bangor, ME, United States

Services: The Aging and Disability Resource Centers in Maine serve as a “one-stop-shops” to answer questions from older adults or from individuals with disabilities about a wide range of in-home, community-based, and institutional services. Assistance and services from the ADRC include:

Information and referrals: People may receive information, simple or detailed about topics of interest. They may also receive referrals to services within the community such as transportation, housing, home care, and Meals on Wheels.
Information and referrals: People may receive information, simple or complicated. They may also receive referrals to services within the community such as transportation, housing, home care, and Meals on Wheels. Services: The ADRC can help people access services such as congregate or home-delivered meals, prevention of falls, management of chronic diseases, Alzheimer’s respite services, adult day care, access to legal services, employment training, or health insurance counseling.

Services: The ADRC can help you access services such as congregate or home-delivered meals, prevention of falls, management of chronic diseases, Alzheimer’s respite services, adult day care, access to legal services, employment training, or health insurance counseling.

Medicare/Health Insurance counseling: The ADRC helps in choosing the best plan for a particular situation, in understanding the different plans, and in assisting with applications. Medicare/Health Insurance counseling: The ADRC helps in choosing the best plan for a particular situation, in understanding the different plans, and in assisting with applications.
Educational Opportunities: The ADRC can connect people with educational opportunities

  • Educational Opportunities: The ADRC can connect people with educational opportunities
  • Options Counseling: If people are interested in learning more about services that may be needed over time, for themselves or someone else, the ADRC staff can help people figure out what “options” might work well.
  • Advocacy: The ADRC invites people to feel free to ask for help with whatever they need.
  • Caregiver Support Services: These services include respite, caregiver training, support groups, helpful information, and individual support.

(207) 941-2865

450 Essex Street, Bangor, ME, United States

Services: EAAA community service specialists assist seniors with filling out forms so that they can obtain benefits; they also educate seniors about all available services and programs in their area.  They are able to make phone calls on behalf of the consumer and home visits, when necessary.

(207) 944-2523

PO Box 1122, Bangor

Services: A private Aging Life Care/ Geriatric Care Management company located in Bangor that provides varied services including advocacy, assessment, placement, education, counseling, consultation, information/referral, and crisis intervention.  After an assessment, the care manager develops a service plan.