At Southern Maine Agency on Aging, we believe in a just, inclusive and equitable world when it comes to how we care for older adults and their caregivers. We believe that the state is stronger, and our communities are healthier, when older adults are appreciated, embraced, and held in high esteem. As a nonprofit 501(c)3, we partner with people and communities most impacted by aging and caregiving to address basic needs, build connections, and ultimately ensure that all older adults feel safe and supported.

Our Mission

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging is the focal point in Cumberland and York counties for resources, services and information to empower older adults, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers to live to their fullest potential.

Our Vision

A community in which older adults are able to live to their fullest potential.

Our Values and Guiding Principles

  • Community-Centered. We are committed to community, which means we engage our partners, act fiscally responsible and are transparent in what we do.
  • Innovation. We learn and adapt to ensure that we are meeting our clients’ changing needs and the changing community landscape.
  • Belonging. We foster an environment of belonging and inclusion, interrupt ageism, and empower other voices.
  • Client-Centered. We are client-centered, working with our clients to empower them and their communities.
  • Impact-Driven. We are committed to excellence, and measuring the impact of our results.
  • Team-oriented. As a team, we take time to help each other, communicate on a regular basis, and have fun in a safe and respectful atmosphere.

Our Strategic Goals

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging has a strong history of developing new and innovative programming to meet the needs of older adults and their care partners. Today, with the need greater than ever, we are positioned to make a bigger impact on older adults in Southern Maine. We believe that it is our responsibility to take bold steps forward on behalf of the population we serve. Our dedication to serving the well-being of older adults and providing person centered care, remains paramount.

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging's 2021-2024 Strategic Plan is available for download via PDF: Click Here

  • Advocate for, and respond to, the needs of vulnerable older adults, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers, through data and stories
  • Provide extra help to those in our community who are challenged by social and/or economic circumstances.
  • Promote partnerships throughout the community to enhance our reach and effectiveness for the benefit of older adults.
  • Provide older adults in southern Maine with useful information, resources, and services to help them meet their changing needs.
  • We will promote effective learning, social connections and healthy lifestyles that maximize independence and security.
  • Serve as a Center of Excellence in Adult Day Services for people with cognitive impairment, for family caregivers, and for professionals in the field.
  • Sponsor programs that encourage informed, healthy and active lifestyles that result in aging with confidence.
  • Increase Agency revenue obtained from philanthropic, fee-for-services, and contractual sources.
  • Offer older adults meaningful volunteer opportunities so they, and their families, will experience productive and fulfilling lives while benefiting their communities.