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Help Keep a Senior Warm this Winter

October 19, 2016 – Many of us have that coat that lives at the back of the closet or in a trunk upstairs in the attic. You know the one – the coat that is passed over winter after winter, always left behind on the hallway rack with each snowfall. Now it’s time to take that coat out of the closet, give it a new life and chance to do something good.

Donate your gently-used winter coat to help keep seniors warm this winter. For each adult-sized coat donated, Goodwill will provide a voucher for the purchase of an adult coat at Goodwill (up to a $30 value). Additionally, LL Bean will donate $5 per coat towards the fuel assistance fund.

Coats can be donated now through November 30, 2016 at the following locations:

  • Southern Maine Agency on Aging – 136 US Route One, Scarborough
  • The Stewart Center – 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth
  • The Sam L. Cohen Center – 33 Barra Road, Biddeford
  • Town of Scarborough – 259 US Route One, Scarborough (Community Service Office, 2nd Floor)

Coats of all adult-sizes can be donated but there is an increased need for larger-sized coats.

If you are a senior and are in need of a winter coat, please contact Southern Maine Agency on Aging to obtain a coat voucher. You may stop in the Scarborough office Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm or call 1-800-427-7411. Vouchers will be available starting the last week of November.

Coats for Seniors is a state-wide program organized by the Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging (M4A). Learn more at www.maine4a.org

About the Southern Maine Agency on Aging
Since 1973, the Southern Maine Agency on Aging has provided residents of York and Cumberland counties with resources and assistance to address the issues and concerns of aging. The Agency serves people ages 60 and older, family caregivers, and people under 60 with a disability. Agency services are devoted to fulfilling its mission of improving the social, emotional, physical and economic well-being of older adults in southern Maine.