Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Advocating for healthy aging in Maine

Register now for the Maine Summit on Aging
It (Still) Takes a Village - Forging Lasting Partnerships to Support Healthy Aging

September 21st, 2016
Augusta Civic Center

Program Agenda

 Join the Maine Council on Aging and hundreds of community, municipal, organizational, business, research and policy leaders at the 3rd annual Maine Summit on Aging. This year’s Summit will explore strategies people, communities and organizations in Maine can implement to substantially improve the health and well-being of older adults.

The Summit will highlight innovative solutions and system changes that are working to promote health, not just through medical treatment, but through new collaborations--between community organizations, volunteer groups, medical providers and more--that are addressing the social determinants of health.  The Summit will explore how increasing access to reliable transportation, safe housing, home repair,  quality food, social engagement, educational opportunities,  community wellness and exercise programs can keep older adults healthy and out of emergency rooms.

 

About M4A is a private, non-profit organization that provides a unifying voice for Maine’s 5 Area Agencies on Aging on issues that promote independence, dignity and economic self-reliance for Maine’s 200,000+ seniors. As part of this work, M4A leads Maine’s aging network through the Maine Council on Aging.

Maine’s network of Agencies on Aging is the leading source of information for thousands of Maine seniors on aging, healthy living and benefits. Programs and outreach support services are designed to improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of older adults and to reduce the burden on families and caregivers.

The Area Agencies on Aging make a difference in the everyday lives of Maine’s older adults. They bring meals, provide family caregiver support, offer expert advice on insurance and drug benefits, and direct disabled and aging Mainers to appropriate community resources. Maybe most importantly, they provide a community for seniors – places for social interaction, learning and care.

Have questions? Call today! 1-877- Elders1 (1-877-353-3771)