Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization established under the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964 and established in Strafford County in May of 1965.
Published on August 29, 2023 | Impact
Through a cooperation with the Dover Housing Authority (DHA), CAPSC works with elderly residents in becoming or remaining financially and socially independent through a variety of coordinated programs, with the goal of helping them age in place in a supportive environment. Covered Bridge Manor contains 26 apartments for residents aged 62 and over. Amenities include a common room, laundry room, and three-season patio area.
Danielle Holt, the Director of Programs at Covered Bridge, says residents create and foster a unique culture filled with fun, and that one of the benefits of living at Covered Bridge is the ability to meet and socialize with others.
Last summer, Helen offered to teach the card game Whist on Tuesday mornings to anyone who wanted to learn. Libby took her up on the offer, and a couple more joined in who already knew how to play. They had such a good time, that they agreed to meet again the next week. For over a year now Helen, Libby, June, and Carol have had a standing game every Tuesday at 10:30am, and recently added Saturdays as well! By the way, Helen thinks Libby is now an expert player!
“This game benefits our memory, as there is strategy involved. In the beginning it was a struggle to teach the game. We now enjoy friendly competition as everyone has improved their game. We are getting to know each other better and have created friendships we might not otherwise have.”
Helen, Covered Bridge Manor Resident
One of the least-served populations in Strafford County are residents over the age of 65. It is an unfortunate reality that the needs of our seniors only increase with age while, simultaneously, they are gradually forgotten by the community. Through a cooperation with the Dover Housing Authority (DHA), we work with elderly residents in becoming or remaining financially and socially independent through a variety of coordinated programs, with the goal of helping them age in place in a supportive environment.
We thank the many members of our community who give their time, their skilled expertise, and their warm smiles in support of the programs at CAPSC. If you are interested in getting involved in one of our programs, we have many options.
Whether you are interested in a one-time event, or want to find a recurring volunteer spot, our goal is to try to match our needs with your interests, and to grow our family of caring individuals who give so much back to their community.