Maine’s Turning Grey and That Requires Action [Full Report]
In the next two decades one in four Mainers will be over the age of 65.
That means the state faces a lot of challenges and opportunities as it relates to providing services and supports capable of meeting the needs of Maine's seniors.
As this report shows, the challenges and opportunities cover almost every topic from housing to employment.
As the Executive Director for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging, Noelle Mitchell, points out, finding solutions will be an ongoing process which will require citizen involvement.
It's also important to remember that if you, or aging family members, have concerns about programs and services in the state, the state's agencies on aging can help.
"We're a great resource and can provide feedback to legislators," states Mitchell. "If you're not comfortable calling them, we are. We're mandated to advocate for senior issues."