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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

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Portland is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a population of 67,067 as of 2017. The Greater Portland metropolitan area is home to over half a million people, more than one-third of Maine's total population.

The Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging provides many services and programs for seniors on a variety of issues, be they financial, medical, or personal. The primary ways in which the agency interacts with the community and maintains age-friendliness are as follows:
  1. Wellness and Nutrition Programs: The Healthy Aging Department at Southern Maine Agency on Aging helps older adults thrive and age in place by providing services that help individuals take charge of their health and well-being and maintain their independence.
  2. Resources and Support: Community Services provides the resources and support that older adults, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers need to sort through the many programs and services available that help individuals live independently and well into their senior years.
  3. Adult Day Centers: Our Adult Day Center provides a home-away-from-home experience for our members living with memory impairments including Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. The Center encompasses the latest in therapeutic approaches in person-centered care, providing a safe environment for members while encouraging socialization, healthy choices, and maximum independence.
ContactsSouthern Maine Agency on Aging
136 U.S. Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074

Toll-free • 1-800-427-7411
Local • 207-396-6500
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Portland has excellent health care services, shopping, leisure activity locations.
Very discriminatory to older workers!

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How did Maine earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Maine has a state sales tax of 5.50%. Of particular interest is that Maine does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Maine has an effective property tax rate of 1.32%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Maine earned its state tax grade of C.

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