Partnering for success

Age-Friendly/Lifelong Community development is stronger when multiple sectors work together to adopt age-inclusive strategies. Work in the eight domains of livability cannot be accomplished by a few people working together, even work in a few of the domains benefits from involvement by multiple organizations--including local government, businesses, non-profits, volunteer organizations, media, service providers, schools, institutions of higher education, libraries, museums, residents of all ages and more! Communities across Maine consistently build on existing relationships to develop mutually beneficial partnerships. The following are a few examples of how collaborations work to benefit age-friendly/lifelong community teams and their partners. 

Age-Friendly Millinocket community and teaching garden helps to preserve the language of the people who originally lived on the land that is now Millinocket

Giachello-MakingCommunityPartnershipsWorkToolkit.pdf
Building Strategic Partnerships.pdf

Key Resources on Building Community Partnerships

The resources to the left - Making Community Partnerships Work: A Toolkit and Building Strategic Partnerships - provide guidance on how to identify, recruit, and work with community organizations that share common aspects of your lifelong community mission.

Additional Resources for Building partnerships

Working with Municipal Officials Maine Guide.pdf
5 Tips for Reaching Out to New Partners.pdf