Lifelong Maine: An Introduction

Dirigo, our state motto which means "I lead," certainly holds true when it comes to Maine's Lifelong Communities movement, which has become a national exemplar.

About 100 towns, cities, counties, regions, and the State of Maine have embraced the importance of shaping great places for people to age by joining the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. In 2022, the University of Maine joined the University of New England as a fully endorsed member of the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network, making Maine a leader nationally and internationally in the age-friendly movement.  

Across Maine, grassroots, age-friendly initiatives, formal members of the AARP Network and others following a similar path, are leveraging local assets to build community capacity addressing challenges such as accessible spaces, access to technology, food security, home repair, transportation, and social connections. 

What makes a community age-friendly? Learn more by visiting the Lifelong Maine Guide to Age-Friendly Communities.

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Hear the latest news from Maine's Age-Friendly, Lifelong Communities! Visit Lifelong Maine: About town

For a bit of Inspiration....

In a Lifelong Community, we feel valued and respected and can:

Watch the introductory video and explore the resources on our website to learn more about why becoming a Lifelong Community is so important...and begin organizing in your municipality!