Southern Maine Agency on Aging Monthly eNews
Southern Maine Agency on Aging Monthly eNews
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SMAA eNews March2023 (Mar 2023)
The Exchange | Partnerships | Spring Wellness Classes In March 1972, President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 and established a national nutrition program for adults 60 years and older. Meals on Wheels came to be shortly after. Today, to commenorate this historic event, Meals on Wheels America leads a month-long national campaign, March for Meals. Meals on Wheels programs from across the country join forces to garner the support

SMAA eNews February2023 (Feb 2023)
Partnerships | Tax Information | Events Cross-Network Partnerships for Greater Community Impact   2023 has been off to a busy start for our programs and services!  Thanks to our community, SMAA is poised for a greater impact through collaboration within our rich, cross-sector network of community partnerships.    60+ providers and community members gathered virtually to learn and discuss the needs of the caregivers in our communities and the resources

SMAA eNews January 2023 (Jan 2023)
Happy New Year | Wellness classes schedule | The Exchange Happy New Year!   As we welcome 2023, Southern Maine Agency on Aging enters its 50th year of service to older adults, adults with disabilities, and caregivers in Cumberland and York counties. As we celebrate this milestone, we are reflecting with gratitude and pride on our legacy of providing services and information to empower our clients to live to their fullest potential.   We know where we want to go

SMAA eNews Nov-Dec 2022 (Dec 2022)
Reflections on SMAA's growth in the past year and look forward to the new year! Year in Review by Program Jump to Updates Dear Clients, Partners, Donors, Volunteers, and Staff:     Are we ready to send off 2022 with a bang? There are so many things that happened this year, and there are so many more things coming in 2023, our 50th Anniversary!    Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, the need for our services has not gone down even an

Southern Maine Agency on Aging eNews October 2022 -Final (Oct 2022)
For providers, clients, and partners - our newest events, programs, and services THE EXCHANGE: SOUTHERN MAINE ALLIANCE FOR OLDER ADULTS After our third meeting yesterday, we are confident to say that The Exchange: Southern Alliance for Older Adults is a go. We started The Exchange because we saw a need for more networking opportunities among organizations and individuals working on behalf of older adults in York and Cumberland counties. Its goal is to build connecti

Southern Maine Agency on Aging eNews September 2022 (Sep 2022)
Many exciting things happened in September and even more are planned for October THANK YOU! Friends, volunteers, sponsors, partners, and staff gathered on a beautiful September afternoon to reflect and talk about what makes us strong individually and even stronger collectively. We came together not only because we believe that we are all #bettertogether but also because we know that when the older members of our communities thrive, we all thrive. Together, we raised $5

Southern Maine Agency on Aging eNews August 2022 (Aug 2022)
Register for Charting The Future, New* Memory Café, Respite Care funding, + more JOIN US FOR Join us on September 16th for SMAA's 5th annual fundraising event and inspirational luncheon Charting the Future. Guided by this year's theme Better Together, the event will reimagine a support system for older adults in Maine, fortified by connection, resilience, and innovation.     Our keynote speaker, Beth Steinhorn, a nationally recognized author, trainer, and P

Southern Maine Agency on Aging eNews July 2022 (Jul 2022)
SAVE the DATE for Our Annual Fundraiser, $850 Relief Check Tax Clinics, and more Improving the Quality of Life and Social Wellness of Our Clients Through Strong Programs and Strategic Partnerships As we are near the middle of the summer days, many of us have been spending more time outdoors, in the company of family, friends, and neighbors. We might have made a few new friends during a group hiking trip or hanging out on a friend’s boat. Studies have shown that social i

Southern Maine Agency on Aging eNews June 2022 (Jun 2022)
Prioritizing DEI work, celebrating volunteers, new Community Cafe & meals-to-go CLIENT-CENTERED INCLUSION AND EQUITY IS AN ONGOING COMMITMENT   The SAGECare Silver credentials given to organizations whose staff and leadership has increased their cultural competency about the LGBT aging population  We have been asked why we prioritize DEI - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work – if Maine is not a very diverse state. On the surface, maybe this is true - acco

Southern Maine Agency on Aging eNews (May 2022)
Saying Farewell to Katlyn Blackstone, Chief Program Officer After 21 years of exemplary service, Katlyn Blackstone will be stepping down from her role as Chief Program Officer. During her many years at SMAA, Katlyn has overseen many impactful initiatives.   Monthly Updates: Understanding Cognitive Loss workshop, $850 Relief Checks, Sam L. Cohen Adult Day Program, Medicare Fraud Prevention Week, Key Takeaways from the first networking meeting of The Exchange: Southern Maine Alliance for Older Adults

Southern Maine Agency on Aging eNews (Apr 2022)
Celebrating SMAA volunteers, Multilingual Resources, Savvy Caregiver, and more Go to: SMAA Volunteers Monthly Updates In April, in recognition of National Volunteers Month, we celebrated our volunteers and their immense contributions to the Southern Maine Agency on Aging's programs. We would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all of our volunteers for all you do for the agency. SMAA truly would not be able to touch as many lives if it weren't for your hard

Southern Maine Agency on Aging March eNews (Mar 2022)
We talk development goals, benefits app support, upcoming AMOB classes and more March 2022 In our February edition, we announced that Chris Stelling would be joining Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s leadership team as the new Director of Development beginning March 21st.   Chris has extensive experience in fundraising, donor relations, community-building, and strategic planning.     We asked her three questions in the first week of her new position:

Southern Maine Agency on Aging February eNews (Feb 2022)
SMAA's impact: 2021 Report to the Community + programs & services improvements February 2022: SPECIAL EDITION includes REPORT to the COMMUNITY Jump to February updates Highlights from REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY for the fiscal Year 2020-2021 Biddeford Meals on Wheels volunteers and staff (L to R): Norm Gobeil, JoAnn Gobeil, Lilly Lavoie-Sirois, Ashley Perrone (Site Manager), and Kathi Davison Dear Friends, Over the past year, the Southern Maine Agenc

Southern Maine Agency on Aging December eNews (Dec 2021)
Get ready for the Maine winter with our winter safety checklists & holiday tips December 2021: Holiday & Winter Edition Download and share our Holiday and Winter Safety Checklist Michele Grivois Community Services Program Manager Greetings and Happy Holidays!   The holidays can be a difficult time for older adults as they may be spending this time alone. Family and friends may have passed away or live far away. The holidays often brin

Southern Maine Agency on Aging Monthly eNews (Nov 2021)
Learn about the exciting things happening at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging! November 2021 Go to:   News | Announcements & Events | From Our Partners In recognition of November as Family Caregiver Awareness month, we devote this issue of SMAA’s eNews to talk about the needs of family care partners and the ways we at SMAA help them.  Megan Walton, CEO Family Caregiver Support Services Allow for Care Partners to Thri

Southern Maine Agency on Aging October eNews (Oct 2021)
Learn about the exciting things happening at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging! Go to:   News | Announcements & Events | From Our Partners October 2021 Meredith Anderson,  Community Services Outreach Manager For SMAA, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Are Not Just Checkboxes The Southern Maine Agency on Aging's (SMAA) mission is to serve older adults, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers. Since SMAA’s inception in 1973,

Southern Maine Agency on Aging September eNews (Sep 2021)
Learn about the exciting things happening at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging! September 2021 Anna Guest, Director of Community Education Doing Our Best with the Times We Are Given Here at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, fall is always an important season for programming, and just like you, we have been so looking forward to returning to more in-person services and events! Yet, heading into colder months, with case counts on the rise again, the impa

Senior News: Summer Edition (Aug 2021)
Learn about the exciting things happening at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging! Summer Edition Welcome to our digital summer e-newsletter! There are many exciting things happening at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) as we head into the fall! I’m thrilled to announce our upcoming 4th Annual Charting the Future event, Friday September 17th from 12:00-1:15. This year we focus on the critical issue of Social Isolation: Staying Connected for Healthy Aging.&nbs

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