About Us

Every stage of life brings joys and challenges unique to an individual’s circumstances. For almost five decades Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) has provided the resources, programs and people to ensure that older adults and adults living with disabilities in Cumberland and York counties maintain their vitality well past the age of sixty.

Founded in 1973, under the authority of the federal Older Americans Act, SMAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to planning and implementing social services for adults age 60 and older, prioritizing those with the greatest economic and social need, including low-income individuals, BIPOC communities, and individuals residing in rural areas.

The Agency provides many services and programs for seniors on a variety of issues, be they financial, medical, or personal. SMAA offers seminars to help navigate the array of insurance and Medicare options, delivers important dietary and fitness practices, and provides older adults with the opportunity to stay active in the community via participation or volunteer-ism. No matter the reason for your interest, be assured SMAA has the expertise to help find the answers you need. 

In addition to the friendly, dedicated staff at SMAA, the Agency is fortunate to be able to engage the diverse talents of residents in the very communities we serve. The vast majority of our 800 plus volunteers are seniors themselves. Their commitment to empowering the lives of their peers is instrumental to SMAA as we strive to create better days for the residents of Cumberland and York counties. 

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging is one of five Agencies on Aging that serve the state of Maine. If you live in Maine, but do not live in Cumberland or York County, please contact the Agency that serves your area.

Area Plan

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging's Area Plan for 2016-2020 is available for download via PDF: 

2020-2024 Area Plan (PDF)

Report to the Community for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021

Over the past fiscale 2020-2021 year, the Southern Maine Agency on Aging has continued to adapt, refine, and flex our strategic priorities to keep our clients and community front and center. Key highlights from 2021 include:

  • A New Strategic Plan for the Agency
  • SMAA Headquarters moved to the Sam L. Cohen Center in Biddeford
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Became a Critical Strategy to Reach Underserved Populations

During Fiscal Year 2020-2021, SMAA served nearly 20,000 older adults in Cumberland and York counties. With the support of more than 600 volunteers, we delivered nutritious meals to our Meals on Wheels clients, kept folks active and socially connected with wellness classes, and helped older adults save more than $230,000 on their Medicare costs.

Read th complete Report to the Community for 2020-2021