Resident services are offered at each of our seven elderly and disabled housing complexes on Mount Desert Island and in Ellsworth. We take pride in providing services which in turn allow for easier independent living.

Homemaker Program
Homemakers are available on site to assist residents with house cleaning, grocery shopping, errands and laundry. Cost is $17 per hour.

Nutrition Program for Healthy Aging
Healthy Life Cafe - Eastern Area Agency on Aging works with Mount Desert Island Housing Authority to bring Meals on Wheels to Mount Desert Island. Meals are made at our Malvern Belmont Campus in Bar Harbor and Island Connections volunteers deliver them across the Island.

Independent Housing with Services Program
MDI Housing Authority has a grant with Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Elder Services. A limited amount of residents may qualify for financial assistance in getting a full care plan of services. Please contact Allie Bodge for details.

Personal Care Assistance
Personal care aides assist residents with meal preparation, personal hygiene, bathing and assurance and medication cueing. Cost is $17 per hour.

Service Coordination
Staff are available to assist with any in-home services you may need in order to remain independent in your apartment: meals, transportation, house cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping and personal care. If you would like more information about these services, please call Allie Bodge, Director of Resident Services, at 207-288-4770 or email


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