About Us

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:

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:

Our Leadership Team consists of paid staff and ten volunteers who serve on the UMaine Center on Aging Lifelong Communities Advisory Group, nine experienced Age-Friendly and Lifelong Community leaders from throughout Maine who generously contribute their experience, knowledge, and connections to guide the Center on Aging's work with Lifelong Communities. 

Without the support of partners, Maine's Age-Friendly, Lifelong communities would not have been to develop programs, activities, and services that foster positive health, social participation. and health equity. We are deeply grateful to our partners in this work. 

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