Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Advocating for healthy aging in Maine
It (Still) Takes a Village - Forging Lasting Partnerships to Support Healthy Aging
Augusta Civic Center
Maine Council on Aging and hundreds of community, municipal, organizational,
business, research and policy leaders at the 3rd
annual Maine Summit on Aging.
This yearâ€™s Summit will explore strategies people, communities and
organizations in Maine can implement to substantially improve the health and
well-being of older adults.
Summit will highlight innovative solutions and system changes that are working
to promote health, not just through medical treatment, but through new
collaborations--between community organizations, volunteer groups, medical
providers and more--that are addressing the social determinants of
health. The Summit will explore how increasing access to reliable
transportation, safe housing, home repair, quality food, social
engagement, educational opportunities, community wellness and exercise
programs can keep older adults healthy and out of emergency rooms.
About M4A is a private, non-profit organization that provides a unifying voice for Maineâ€™s 5 Area Agencies on Aging on issues that promote independence, dignity and economic self-reliance for Maineâ€™s 200,000+ seniors. As part of this work, M4A leads Maineâ€™s aging network through the Maine Council on Aging.
Maineâ€™s network of Agencies on Aging is the leading source of information for thousands of Maine seniors on aging, healthy living and benefits. Programs and outreach support services are designed to improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of older adults and to reduce the burden on families and caregivers.
The Area Agencies on Aging make a difference in the everyday lives of Maineâ€™s older adults. They bring meals, provide family caregiver support, offer expert advice on insurance and drug benefits, and direct disabled and aging Mainers to appropriate community resources. Maybe most importantly, they provide a community for seniors â€“ places for social interaction, learning and care.
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