Answering Questions

Wondering who to call if you have a question about aging, caregiving, or living with a disability?

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging helps older adults and adults with disabilities - and their families - sort through the many programs and services available to help older adults live independently well into their elder years. Our Resource Specialists work with seniors - and their families - by phone or in-person to provide information, support, and referrals.

Information and Resources 

The Resource Specialists at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging are knowledgeable, well-qualified individuals who can provide information, resources, options counseling, support, and referrals for you and/or your caregiver. Our Specialists are available to assist by phone or by appointment at our office in Scarborough.

Resource information we provide include topics such as transportation, in-home support, benefits screening, Medicare coverage, recreational activities, life alert systems, nutritional resources, etc.

Options Counseling

Southern Maine Agency on Aging's Options Counseling can help assist in your, or your loved one's desire to remain in their home as long as possible and to "Age in Place".

Also known as long-term support options counseling, our options counseling can help you learn about the services you, or someone you care for, may need over time. Our Resources Specialists provide unbiased information and resources that can help you and your loved ones walk through the planning process.

How Our Resource Specialists Can Help

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging's staff are well-qualified individuals who can provide information, resources, support, and referrals.

Our Resource Specialists and Family Caregiver Specialists are masters or baccalaureate prepared, have geriatric experience, and are well-versed in issues affecting older adults as well as the programs and services to help.