Helping Aging Family and Friends

Taking care of an aging family member or friend can be a fulfilling experience. But, caregiving can also be time-consuming, stressful and overwhelming. Fortunately, there is support available—tapping into this support can help you continue to provide high quality care, while managing the challenges of caregiving.

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s Family Caregiver Support Program provides information, resources, support groups, respite care and classes on caregiving and stress management. These resources can help you:

  • Learn strategies for planning to make the future easier

  • Learn tips on how to take care of yourself

  • Learn tips on how to balance caregiving with family and work

  • Find the care and assistance your loved one needs

  • Reduce stress and anxiety

Learn more about the Family Caregiver Support Program.



Contact a Family Caregiver Support Specialist

If you are a family caregiver and want to learn of resources specific to your needs, feel free to call us and ask for a Family Caregiver Specialist or request information.

Online Discussion Group
Support Groups
Find out about respite care.
Areas We Serve

207-396-6500 or 1-877-353-3771
TTY for hearing impaired 207-883-0532
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday