The Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging (M4A) is a private, non-profit organization that provides a unifying voice for Maine’s 5 Area Agencies on Aging on issues that promote independence, dignity and economic self-reliance for older Mainers. M4A advocates for healthy aging at the national, state and local levels and provides leadership within Maine’s aging network to advance public policy initiatives that support Maine’s aging population.
General Description of Services:
M4A is an advocacy organization and does not provide direct services. However, it supports Maine’s network of Agencies on Aging. The area agencies on aging are the leading source of information for thousands of Maine seniors on aging, healthy living and benefits. Programs and outreach support services are designed to improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of older adults and to reduce the burden on families and caregivers. The area agencies on aging bring meals to isolated older adults, provide family caregiver support, offer expert advice on insurance and drug benefits, and direct disabled and aging Mainers to appropriate community resources.
Area Served: The area agencies on aging combined serve the entire state.
Elder Abuse Related Services:
Many of the programs offered by the area agencies on aging assist victims of elder abuse. Victims can get assistance locating housing or long term care services, can secure information on in-home supports, can be offered home delivered meals. M4A offers training on elder abuse in certain circumstances.
Jessica Maurer, Executive Director