Southern Maine Agency on Aging

As the state with the nation's oldest population,  Maine is the "canary in the coal mine" when it comes to the field of aging in America. That's according to the longtime executive director of the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA).

SCARBOROUGH, Maine - An agency that seeks to improve the well-being of older adults in southern Maine has received almost $1 million from the federal government to develop a collaborative effort to benefit people with dementia, their families and caregivers.

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging says the Southern Maine Dementia Service Network will expand caregiver services, training and other support, both at SMAA and at other area organizations.