Spectrum Generations, Capital Area New Mainers Project will help deliver services to underserved in central Maine

Spectrum Generations, Central Maine’s Agency on Aging, has entered into a contract with Capital Area New Mainers Project to expand equity of access to Older Americans Act services to New Mainers in central Maine. This partnership will provide New Mainers who are caregivers or who are over 60 with culturally competent delivery of services including information and referral services, benefits enrollment, caregiver support and respite, and meals on wheels.

“This has been a priority initiative for Spectrum Generations,” said Gerard Queally, President & CEO of Spectrum Generations. “As a community-based organization, we need to ensure all persons living in Maine have equal access to services and must be proactive in removing barriers that may not be obvious to native Mainers. Spectrum Generations looks forward to working with the Capital Area New Mainers Project this year and into the future. From benefits screening and enrollment to services supporting care partners, this will help ensure all have an opportunity to age in place and remain independent.”

“When immigrants and refugees arrive here, they have many obstacles to overcome in order to integrate into our community and thrive,” said Chris Myers Asch of Capital Area New Mainers Project. “This partnership helps us connect New Mainers who are aging or are a care partner to someone aging or living with disabilities with the resources all older adults should be afforded. We look forward to this partnership.”

 
 

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