Older Adults

Choose one of the topics below to read more:

What are the 4Ms?

It’s about what matters to you.

Check out this 2 page flyer for an introduction to the 4Ms.

Are you ready for your next doctor’s appointment?

Check out practical tips for your next visit.

What does Advance Care Planning really look like?

This checklist will help guide you step-by-step.

Regan Burke, 75, wishes she had been more vocal with her orthopedic surgeon  |  Credit: Courtesy of Joan Wolfensberger

Have you experienced ageism in a healthcare setting?

Click here for practical tips on how to talk to your healthcare provider.

COVID-Safe Exercise

Southern Maine Agency on Aging virtual programs calendar. Programs include: guided relaxation, gentle exercise, gentle yoga classes, Tai Chi for health and balance.

Healthy Living For ME virtual classes. Healthy Living for ME’s programs are evidence-based and proven to make a positive difference in quality of life measures such as feeling more in control, less stressed, and able to do more of what makes you feel well. Classes include strategies and exercises to take an active role in managing your health and well-being, and are offered in four program categories: Falls Prevention, Diabetes Prevention & Self-Management, Caregiver Support, and Chronic Pain & Disease Management.

Exercises to do at home: click on any of the images below

STEADI: Older Adult Fall Prevention

STEADI was developed by the CDC’s Injury Center following guidelines from the American and British Geriatrics Societies.

Postural Hypertension

Check for Safety

What You Can Do

Stay Independent


U-ExCEL At Home Workouts

U-ExCEL is a functional fitness program that promotes the broad spectrum of health for older adults living in the community, in nursing homes, assisted living settings, or in independent housing on life care campuses. U-ExCEL encompasses individuals’ health and fitness goals along with current medical diagnoses to improve or maintain function through the provision of functional fitness techniques including strength, balance, endurance, nutrition, and other supportive wellness interventions.

For more workout videos, or to learn more about U-ExCEL programs, visit the U-ExCEL website

Healthy Aging and Living Well With Dementia

A presentation by AgingME Project Director Dr. Susan Wehry

Creating a plan for living well with dementia

WHO a person is is as important as

WHAT she or he has

Brain Health: You Can Make A Difference

“Brain Health, You Can Make a Difference” is an evidence-based program to help older persons take simple steps toward better cognitive health.

Having a healthy brain affects our mood and decreases the likelihood of having illnesses that decrease our quality of life. Receive encouragement, knowledge, and support on building exercise, good nutrition, adequate sleep, socialization, and mental stimulation into your daily schedule.

Individuals interested can call the Aroostook Agency on Aging at 764-3396 to speak to a trained representative. Callers will receive free materials, as well as a confidential follow-up phone call with individualized support offered to review the tools provided and answer questions.

Aging Healthy Brain

Depression in Older Adults

Tips for Depression and Loneliness

Understanding Loneliness and Social Isolation: How to Stay Connected

Read the booklet from the National Institute on Aging at NIH

Are you taking medicine for anxiety or insomnia? Test your knowledge about your medication: Empower Brochure

Medication Tracker

High Risk Medicines for Older Adults

Stay Safe Using Opioid Medicines

Narcan Instructions for Use

Maine Area Agencies on Aging

Maine’s network of Agencies on Aging is the leading source of information for thousands of Mainers 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 their care partners.


Aroostook Area Agency on Aging

Counties served: Aroostook

Call: 764-3396 or 1-800-439-1789

Email: information@aroostookaging.org

Click here to visit the website

Eastern Area Agency on Aging

Counties served: Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, and Washington

Call: 941-2865 or 1-800-432-7812

Email: info@eaaa.org

Click here to visit the website

Seniors Plus

Counties served: Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford

Call: 795-4010 or 1-800-427-1241

Email: info@seniorsplus.org

Click here to visit the website

Southern Maine Agency on Aging

Counties served: York and Cumberland

Call: 396-6500 or 1-800-427-7411

Email: info@smaaa.org

Click here to visit the website

Spectrum Generations

Counties served: Kennebec, Lincoln, Waldo, Somerset, Sagadahoc, Knox

Call: 622-9212 or 1-800-639-1553

Email: spectrum@spectrumgenerations.org

Click here to visit the website

Protect Yourself From Frauds and Scams

A message from the Kennebunk Aging Committee and the Kennebunk Police Department

Identifying Fraud and Scams: Webinar

Learn about the different types of internet fraud and scams, the dos and don’ts of protecting yourself online and what to do if you have experienced online fraud or abuse. This class is part of the NDEC Aging Well with Technology Curriculum – Protecting Your Online Presence, designed with those 55+ in mind.

Requirements for this class: A computer connected to the internet. This is an online class only.

See class schedule and reserve your spot

Safe Driving

This list of resources was put together by Pathways Driving Rehabilitation Services and includes both general information and links to specific programs and resources in Maine.

Computer Literacy

Aging Well With Technology

With technology changing constantly, it can be difficult to stay connected and get the most out of the computer tools available to you. The Aging Well with Technology curriculum from the National Digital Equity Center includes an extensive list of FREE online computer skills classes to help you develop new skills. 

CLICK HERE to browse the class offerings, learn more about upcoming computer skills classes, and to register online for FREE! 

Advance Care Planning

The Conversation Project

The Conversation Project was developed to help older people and their care providers think about end-of-life decisions and begin to talk about their expectations with loved ones and health practitioners.

A free Starter Kit is available to those who reach out.

Individuals interested can call the Aroostook Agency on Aging at 764-3396 to speak to a trained representative. Callers will receive free materials, as well as a confidential follow-up phone call with individualized support offered to review the tools provided and answer questions.

Advance Care Planning