To promote and advance the well-being and independence of older and disabled adults, with the support of their care partners, to live in their community of choice.
|The Older Americans Act passed is by Congress, and as such, is the first federal level initiative aimed at providing comprehensive services for older adults.
|In Maine, the five Area Agencies on Aging are designated by Governor Kenneth M. Curtis. We are named the Central Senior Citizens’ Association with services for transportation and takeout meals.
|We begin Meals on Wheels, using volunteers only - the first in the state to use this method.
|The Muskie Center is opened by the City of Waterville and managed by Central Senior Citizens' Association with a major emphasis on Adult Day Care.
|Our name is changed to Central Maine Area Agency on Aging to reflect the increased visibility of Area Agencies on Aging throughout the nation.
|501(c)(3) status is determined by the IRS.
|Our name is changed to Senior Spectrum, reflecting our Strategic Planning response and needing a memorable name, reflective of the desire for increased visibility as a “one stop resource”.
|William S. Cohen Center opened in Hallowell.
|Benefactor’s generous gift assists in the purchase of One Weston Court as permanent site for the home office.
|Developed and launched our Family Caregiver Support Program.
|Senior Spectrum launches its Bridges Home Services division, providing personnel support services to hundreds of older adults in central and midcoast Maine.
|The Muskie Community Center is donated to the organization by the City of Waterville.
|The Coastal Community Center in Damariscotta was purchased and opened.
|Our name was changed to Spectrum Generations to reflect our work with adults of all ages.
|The Southern Midcoast Community Center was opened in Topsham.
|Muriel Scott, President and CEO, and an original employee of Central Senior Citizens' Association passes away. Gerard Queally is named as the new President and CEO
|CMS Innovations Grant Community-based Care Transitions (CCTP): In partnership with Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) and MaineHealth PHO, we served Sagadahoc, Lincoln, and Knox Counties plus the towns of Harpswell and Brunswick, and actively engaged with the discharge teams of Pen Bay Hospital, Mid-Coast Hospital and Maine Medical Center in managing the care transitions of 615 patients.
|We Sustain Maine, our award-winning senior nutrition program using local food products from Maine farms, completed its kitchen upgrades ensuring we the storage and equipment to offer healthier Meals on Wheels and community center dining meals throughout the year.
|The Southern Midcoast Community Center relocates to the People Plus Community Center, building a strong bond of cooperation between the two organizations in greater Brunswick area. Our service areas are now referred to as the Southern Midcoast Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).
HealthReach Community Health Centers awarded Spectrum Generations funding to improve access to quality care from its Maine Access Foundation Grant. With the support of the John T. Gorman Foundation, we reinstituted our Money Minders program, promoting senior independence.
|Our ADRC service is embedded with Beacon Health Care Critical Care Team (CCT) for Somerset and Northern Kennebec.
|Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC) Community Health Worker (CHW) Grant: This grant directly addressed improving care for rural, high-risk community based older, disabled and/or care giving adults who have chronic conditions who were at high risk for experiencing increased adverse events such as emergency department care, hospitalization, use of Long Term Care (LTC) facilities and early death. By using early intervention and community and home-based services our CHW service reduced the risk of high cost interventions and resources and engaged over 80 patients to be more active and involved in their own health care.
|Spectrum Generations started its first year of a three-year grant with the Legacy Corps Program which helps caregivers of veterans and military members sustain their loved ones at home.
|The first annual Sukeforth Family Festival of Trees premiered in Waterville.
|Mid-Maine Medical Practice (Maine General Health) ADRC Grant: From April-December 2015 our Aging and Disability Counselor (ADRC) engaged 19 complex patients whome the practice felt were at high risk for increasing utilization and have plateaued in addressing their health care needs.
|Our Adult Day Break (ADB) program expands to offer services to Intellectually Disabled adults through our Community and In-Home Support programs. The ADB Room at the Cohen Community Center is remodeled to better provide these services to our consumers.
|Awarded a 2 year, $636,000 ACL grant to build a sustainable CDSME network in Maine.
|With a grant from the Next Generation Foundation, we purchased two handicapped-accessible vans for our Bridges Adult Day Program and touchpad door entry systems.
|The Coastal Community Center in Damariscotta relocates to the Central Lincoln County YMCA, enhancing a strong bond of cooperation between the two organizations in Lincoln county with complementary services focusing on health and wellness of all ages.
|A 3-year $840,000 ACL grant supports the expansion and sustainability of statewide network of workshops addressing chronic health issues through our Healthy Living for ME venture.
|As one of three Area Agencies on Aging in Maine, we finalized our Joint Venture, Healthy Living for ME with partners SeniorsPlus and Aroostook Agency on Aging.
|We updated the names of three of our agency locations, to more accurately reflect the services available and areas served: Lincoln County Regional Center, Midcoast Regional Center, and Knox Resource Office.
|A 3-year $450,000 ACL grant supports the expansion and sustainability of statewide network of workshops offering falls prevention through our Healthy Living for ME venture.