Windham to change voting location

Starting with the June 14, 2005 Municipal Election, all voters will be voting at the Windham High School gym. This will be for all elections. The Town Clerk urges people to not go to town hall or the church to vote.

There will be a registrar of voters at the high school to register new voters. If you with to register, you will need to bring proof of Windham residency.

The polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.. There will be designated parking and entrances for voters.

Absentee voting will still be done in the Clerk’s office up to the day before the election. The only exceptions will be for extreme emergencies on Election Day.

Free programs on issues of aging

Are you helping an older adult?

Do you provide transportation, pick up prescriptions, help with grocery shopping, help manage money or insurance, do household repairs or help clean, help with personal care, provide companionship or organize home health care, including giving medical or nursing care?

If you do, a program provided by Southern Maine Agency on Aging, to be held in Windham, may be of help.

The following programs will be held on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Windham. The church is at the intersection of River Road and Windham Center Road.

March 30: Community Resources, Ann O’Sullivan, LSW and Liz Weaver, MS, LSW

April 6: Living Options, Ann O’Sullivan

April 27: Legal and Financial Issues; Tim Vogel, Esq., Elder Law Attorney

May 4: Memory Loss, Liz Weaver

May 25: Falls and Home Safety; Ann O’Sullivan

All programs are free of charge. Pre-registration is appreciated for planning purposes. Newcomers may join at any time. Call Vivien Eisenhart at SMAA, 1-800-427-7411, for more information and to register.

Programs are sponsored by SMAA Family Caregiver Support in collaboration with the Maine Alzheimer’s Association.

Windham food pantry hours change

Are your cupboards getting bare, after paying the oil bill and the expenses of the holidays?

Residents of Windham who are in need of groceries are invited to make use of the Food Pantry. There is no charge for the food which is donated by local churches and other organizations in town. Canned goods and non perishable packaged food, baked goods, along with eggs, milk and limited meat, are available.

The Food Pantry is open on Mondays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and is located in the Human Services building, across from Friends Church on Roue 202, near Windham Center.

You do not need to call ahead, just show up.

Call Linda Paul at 892-1906 for more information. There is also a clothes closet available, where one can find warm jackets and other items.

AARP Tax Aide Sites for seniors

Again this year, AARP has provided sites in the Lakes Region where senior citizens can receive free tax help. All sites are open through April 15. Some of them require an appointment.

The locations are:

– Windham/Standish: Saint Joseph’s College, 278 White’s Bridge Road. For appointment, call Susan Hendrickson, 893-7917.

– Gorham: Baxter Memorial Library, 71 South Street, Gorham. Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. No appointment necessary. Call 839-5031.

– Westbrook: Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St., Westbrook. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment necessary. Call 854-0630 for more information.

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