Maine senior services are readily available – if you know where to look. For most elders and caregivers, the primary place to access resources and get referrals is your local Area Agency on Aging or the Aging and Disability Resource Centers. We have listed those below in addition to other places to access help.
Area Agencies on Aging: What is an Area Agency on Aging?
- Aroostook Area Agency on Aging – serving Aroostook County
- Eastern Area Agency on Aging – serving Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Somerset and Waldo Counties
- SeniorsPlus – serving Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties
- Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging – serving Cumberland and York Counties
- Spectrum Generations – serving Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Washington Counties
State Agencies and Non-Profits:
- Alzheimer’s Association – Maine Chapter
- Center on Aging, University of Maine – a university-wide, interdisciplinary center specializing in aging education, research and community service
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman – established in each state by the Older Americans Act to enhance the quality of life, improve care, protect rights, and promote the dignity of residents in a long-term care facility.
- M4A, Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging
- Maine Senior College Network
- Maine Legal Services for the Elderly – free, high quality legal services to Maine’s socially and economically needy elderly age 60 and over.
Should other Maine senior services be listed here? Contact Elder Guru