Age Friendly South Portland, in partnership with the South Portland Public Works Department, is once again hosting the Sand Buckets for Seniors program this coming winter season.

Last season’s Sand Buckets for Seniors program in South Portland served more than 250 residents. successful program that served more than 250 residents. For more information or to request a bucket, call 207-767-7635 or email [email protected] Courtesy photo

Like last season’s successful program that served more 250 residents throughout the city, seniors and individuals with mobility issues can reach out to the public works department to receive a five-gallon sand bucket to use on slippery walkways around their homes. Residents can call 207-767-7635 or email [email protected] to request a bucket and/or sand refill.

For residents who received a sand bucket last winter, Age Friendly South Portland is requesting that the buckets be reused, if possible, for this winter’s program. Reusing the buckets helps to reduce costs.

Buckets should be placed outdoors in a location convenient and readily accessible to public works staff later this fall and prior to the first snowfall. If you used the program last year, but do not intend to continue its services, please reach out to the public works department to return your bucket.

For more information about Sand Buckets for Seniors, including to receive a bucket and/or sand refill, call 207-767-7635 or email [email protected]

Susan Henderson is city councilor at-large and a member of Age Friendly South Portland.

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