Programs & Services
The Southern Maine Agency on Aging offers a wide range of programs and services for older adults living in York and Cumberland counties. These programs and services are designed to foster independence, reduce the burden on family and caregivers, and promote an active and healthy lifestyle throughout the aging process.
Browse below to learn more.. You are welcome to send an inquiry via e-mail request information and someone will respond to you in the next business day. Of course, we would also be more than happy to talk to you on the telephone—just give us a call.
Information & Resources
Our licensed social workers have access to a wealth of resources especially for older adults and those under age 60 with disabilities.
We have the information you need.
Support & Assistance
Sometimes ongoing help is needed to work through the process of finding housing, applying for financial benefits or staying connected to helpful social service programs. Our social workers welcome the chance to help!
Family Caregiver Support Program
Our Family Caregiver Support Program is here to lend a hand to the family caregivers of older adults. We offer classes, regular support groups and online chat as well one-on-one individualized support and guidance.
The Caregiver Respite Program
Funds to provide respite care so that people who are taking care of family members or friends with dementia can have a break.
Medicare and Health Insurance Counseling
Our staff of Resource Specialists and Volunteer Medicare Specialists help sort through your Medicare options and benefits. We recommend that your prescription drug coverage be reviewed every year between October 15 and December 7.
Independent Housing with Services
Our staff provide optional support services such as cleaning, laundry, personal care and meals to help seniors living in select senior housing sites.
Truslow Adult Day Health Center
Founded more than 25 years ago, this adult day health center provides care, recreation and nutrition for older adults who need physical or emotional support during the day. We are a Maine licensed provider for VA benefits and other funding sources.
Age Well Classes
Our series of classes, "A Matter of Balance" helps seniors improve their balance and fitness, and "Living Well for Better Health" helps people of any age set goals to help with health issues or chronic illness--all spelled out with research-back information and trained leaders.
Meals on Wheels
Volunteers deliver healthy meals to home-bound seniors who are not able to grocery shop and/or prepare a balanced meal.
At Senior Dining Centers throughout York and Cumberland counties, the Southern Maine Agency on Aging hosts Community Cafes for seniors--a hot meal along with a chance to socialize with others.
As You Like It
“As You Like It” provides individuals 60 and above with the ability to enjoy a nutritious and delicious meal at several comfortable dining sites on your schedule.
Maine Senior Games
A series of athletic events that bring senior athletes together each summer. Open to persons at least age 50 from all over Maine and the United States.
Volunteer in any of these programs or at dozens of other non-profits in southern Maine. Help make a difference in the lives of those who need a helping hand.
Commitment to Reasonable Accommodation:
SMAA will, with adequate notice and upon request, provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to persons with disabilities, to assist in effective communication and to participate equally in programs, services and activities. From the Portland calling area, call 396-6503 or 1-800-427-7411 x503 to make your request.