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Community Resources for Seniors

There are a number of community resources for seniors in southern Maine that provide assistance in all areas of living and aging.  There are also a number of organizations available to families that help with issues related to the care of aging loved ones. 

The following organizations are well respected community resources to assist seniors. You can scroll through the list below and click on the links to access their websites directly.

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AARP Maine:
A membership organization that supports adults over 50 with resources, information, discounts on goods and services

Alzheimer’s Association/Maine Chapter:
Support and education for families with loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

Beach Glass Transitions:
Helps seniors explore their care options and creates individualized transition plans

Dental Care Basics for Seniors – After the age of 65, new oral challenges are introduced as the body continues to age. Common conditions that affect seniors include dry mouth, oral cancer, root decay, and gum diseases. When a senior loses all or some of their natural teeth from tooth decay, gum disease, or an injury, dentures are placed to restore some chewing function and esthetics – see more information on dentures here: Types of Dentures & Causes for Treatment.

Drug Watch for Seniors:
Learn the risks of prescriptions and medical devices, especially important for seniors

Legal Services for the Elderly:
Legal support for low income elderly citizens

Maine Medical Center Geriatric Evaluation Center:
An interdisciplinary diagnostic center for seniors experiencing cognitive challenges

Maine Senior Guide:
An online resource for all types of senior services available in the state of Maine including home care, independent and assisted living communities

MedicalAlert.org
An organization that highlights the benefits of personal medical alert systems and provides reviews and comparative pricing information for many i the systems on the market.

Medicare Advantage Plans available in Maine

The Portland Area Coalition for Elder Services
(PACES): 20 service organizations serving seniors in the greater Portland, Maine area.

Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging:
Resources and programs for seniors including Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Care, and Money Minders

Vision Center:
Important information about medical conditions effecting the vision of aging adults.

Other Resources for Seniors

Advantage Home Care also provides a variety of resources available for seniors on our Senior Resources Blog.  You can search by topics and categories, or simply browse through the various posts.  Click below to get started.