SMAA CBO for Municipalities

With Maine having the oldest median age population in the nation at 43.6 years, municipalities in Maine are taking action by creating Age Friendly Communities.   

In fact, many Maine communities have begun this process through AARP's Age Friendly Community Initiative. This initiative is tied directly to the World Health Organization's Age Friendly World Program which aims to 'enable people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect regardless of age.'

SMAA Responds with a Helping Hand for Municipalities

As a true community based social service organization focused on programs for older adults and adults with disabilities, SMAA offers services to residents within local municipalities in Cumberland and York Counties, civic organizations, and residential complexes. In the past year SMAA has served close to 25,000 residents in southern Maine with one or more programs. The statistics below represent just a few key annual highlights:

  • Delivered 146,000 meals through the Meals on Wheels Program

  • Presented unbiased Medicare Education Seminars to over 6,000 residents

  • Provided information and resources to over 13,000 residents

The Perfect Aging in Place Partner

SMAA is a perfect partner to assist municipalities in their efforts to create Age Friendly Communities.  We are a trusted source of information with proven programs and maintain deep connections in the communities we serve.  Municipalities and residential complexes have added On-Site SMAA Resource Specialists to assist with coordinating local aging in place volunteers and in connecting residents to community resources offered by SMAA or other agencies.  Additionally, SMAA Programs can be brought directly into community centers and residential facilities to make it easier for residents to benefit from such programs. 

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