Maine seniors have many opportunities to participate in learning opportunities created for seniors in our community. We encourage you to explore the links below especially now as the health crises prevents us to participate in our normal lives and engagements.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization with a social mission for a society in which everyone ages with dignity and purpose. AARP Maine works to enhance the lives of Mainers 50+ through advocacy, information sharing, volunteerism, and service. Opportunities to connect include sharing practical resources, recreational activities, and other events, which have been shifted to on-line during COVID-19.
UMaine Center on Aging works to promote and facilitate activities on aging in the areas of education, research and evaluation, and community service to maximize the quality of life of older citizens and their families in Maine and beyond. UMaine Health Connection Chats are free on-line Zoom events offering practical information and tips for staying healthy for Maine’s 60+ citizens. They are free to all seniors. Wednesdays from 11 am – 12 Noon.
UNE Center for Aging in Excellence and Health is is a university-wide center focused on engaging faculty and students in applied research on healthful aging. It offers various online learning and support activities to bring people together during COVID-19 through its Legacy Scholars Program which engages adults, aged 55+ years, in both research and lifelong learning activities. Others are welcome to register for its online offerings which include “Coffee and Conversations,” “Peer Connections,” and “Reminiscence Groups.”