Maine’s Aging-In-Place Programs Help Seniors Remain In Their Homes.

September 9, 2018

The Portland (ME) Press Herald (9/9, 157K) reports on “about 100 grassroots initiatives that have cropped up across Maine in the last few years to help seniors remain in their homes and stay connected to their communities.” The state’s new “aging-in-place programs are often funded by donations or grants and staffed by volunteers, most of them younger retirees who have time on their hands and a desire to help others.” So far, 58 Maine municipalities have joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities “and committed to supporting senior programs through their city or town budget.” The article notes Aging in Place Cumberland is part of the AARP Network, “offering rides, handyman services, exercise classes, help with yard work or snow shoveling, game nights at the public library and simple companionship.”

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