Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Please call Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) at 207-396-6500 or email SMAA at referral@smaaa.org to connect with a Resource Specialist regarding resource information related to the impact of the Coronavirus. SMAA also provides general resource information for older adults and adults with disabilities on topics such as housing, Medicare, transportation, etc.

We're also adapting many of our programs to continue to serve during this challenging time. Please view our online events calendar to see a complete listing of programs, such as Agewell and Family Caregiver Support, that are offering virtual classes and workshops.

State & National Resources

General Resources

Economic Impact Payments & Taxes/Filing

Insurance

Benefit Programs/Legal Services

  • If you are having trouble accessing benefit programs or accessing Unemployment consider contacting Maine Equal Justice Partners for assistance at 207-626- 7058 x 205 or https://maineequaljustice.org
  • To find more information about how the legal system and legal services are being impacted, visit the Pine Tree Legal at https://ptla.org/covid-19  PTL can be reached at 207-774-8211, on Mondays 12:00 PM- 2:30PM, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 9:00 AM-11:30 AM.
  • To access legal assistance for individuals 60 and over, please call the hotline for Legal Services for the Elderly at 1-800-750-5353, https://mainelse.org/content/covid-19-information
  • Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project is a legal aid organization offering free legal assistance for Mainers with low incomes facing civil legal issues. To find out more information on completing an intake see https://vlp.org/ or call 1-800-422-4293 on Mondays 1:00-3:30 PM. MVLP is now administering the Maine Free Legal Answers program for the state; more information can be obtained at https://maine.freelegalanswers.org/
  • To find out more information about accessing programs such as Food Stamps and MaineCare during this time visit DHHS at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/coronavirus-resources.shtml

Emotional Support

Caregiver Resources

Food Resources

Meals on Wheels is available in York and Cumberland counties through SMAA. As a result of COVID-19, the current eligibility requirements for Meals on Wheels are:

  • 60 and older AND homebound due to illness or social distancing.
  • Under 60, on SSDI and having difficulty preparing meals and homebound due to illness or social distancing.
  • Under 60, on SSDI and living with someone who is receiving Meals on Wheels and homebound due to illness and social distancing.

Learn more at https://www.smaaa.org/wellness/meals.html

Individuals who are not eligible for Meals on Wheels may opt to purchase home-delivered meals through Simply Delivered. https://www.smaaa.org/wellness/simply-delivered.html

Note: This page was last updated on June 1, 2020 . Please check the CDC website for the most up-to-date information. Thank you!