The University of Maine Center on Aging (UMaine CoA) is honored to work with Maine's Age-Friendly, Lifelong Communities.
Currently, 84 municipalities have structured their approaches to developing a more age-inclusive community by joining the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Dozens more are following a similar path without formally joining the AARP Network. These are some of the ways that we support these communities:
Monthly networking and peer learning opportunities
Bi-Annual regional meet-ups for communities in one of five "regions" in Maine
Annual state-wide gatherings
Promotional support, including stickers and refrigerator magnets with your Lifelong Community logo
Technical assistance to identify funding and to plan and implement local change
An up-to-date listing of our meetings can be found in the Lifelong Maine Community calendar.
The Lifelong Maine Communities Fellows Program and the Lifelong Maine AmeriCorps program were developed to support communities starting their age-friendly journey or that are implementing change. For more information about either program, click the links below: