“It’s an exciting time in our history. Leaders across northern New England are building collaborative, community responses to the needs of older adults aging in their communities. This new online tool we’re launching today will guide communities through the process, give them access to tools other communities have successfully used, and connect them to other community leaders engaged in the work.”
- Jess Maurer, TSLCA Project Manager, on the TSLCA Community Network (June 2016)

TSLCA in the News

As New Hampshire’s Population Ages, State Helps Residents Prepare
WMUR – March 7, 2019

“As the elderly population continues to grow, the bureau is working to help the state with the adjustment. One way is through the Tri-State Learning Collaborative, a partnership with Maine and Vermont, two neighboring states that are experiencing a similar shift.

“The goal of the Tri-State Learning Collaborative is to look at local communities’ best practices, things that are happening to support those who are aging,” Aultman said.”

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More Information About Aging in Place Strategies in Maine
Bangor Daily News – March 7, 2017

The Maine Council on Aging convenes organizations and agencies across the state to focus on the needs of aging Mainers. It also is a partner in the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging, which connects aging-in-place organizersfrom Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to share problems and solutions.”

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As Rural America Ages, Volunteers Give a Hand
Stateline, October 25, 2016

“There isn’t enough money in Maine to deal with this problem,” said Jess Maurer, executive director of the Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging. “It’s going to have to be community by community, using volunteers and public and private resources.”

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How Community Nurses Help Aging Mainers Stay Safe in Their Homes
Bangor Daily News – October 14, 2016

“The nurses in Camden, Harpswell and Belfast all work in different ways to meet the needs of their communities. There are other community-based programs in Maine, including district nursing agencies in Rockland and Boothbay and a freestanding public health program in the inland community of Dexter. As low-profile and far-flung as they are, they represent an important piece of the solution to caring for aging Mainers in their homes and communities, according to nurse Laurie Harding, who leads the Upper Valley Community Nursing Project based in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Harding was a presenter at the recent Summit on Aging hosted by the Maine Council on Aging at the Augusta Civic Center. She also is a member of the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging, which seeks to share experience and develop aging-related collaborations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.”

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Hundreds Will Attend Summit on Aging in Augusta
Portland Press Herald – September 19, 2016

“The third annual event will highlight innovative strategies that individuals, organizations and communities are using to improve the health and well-being of older adults.”

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There’s Now 1 Less Excuse for Your Town to Not Help Older Adults
Bangor Daily News – June 2, 2016

“It’s essential for local people to be involved in local decisions, but the current patchwork of efforts can also create redundancies and inefficiencies. That’s why this move to connect communities is so important.”

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TSLCA Launches New Network to Support Growing Age Friendly Community Movement
VTDigger.org – June 1, 2016

“Each page integrates tools that other communities have used, national reports and resources, and TSLCA webinars that dive deeper into the subject.”

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First-in-the-Nation Multi-State Learning Collaborative to Host Regional Summit on Aging
VTDigger.org – February 22, 2016

“Communities are collaborating with an array of partners to help older adults live well in their homes and communities and to build stronger communities that are livable for all ages. The Tri-State Summit on Aging will highlight these exciting efforts and provide an opportunity for leaders from these communities to learn from each other and from experts working on issues like housing, transportation, technology and health care.”

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Connecting age-friendly ideas across northern New England
Bangor Daily News – January 15, 2016

“The new organization [TSLCA] maintains an online clearinghouse for exchanging information about volunteer-based programs that are keeping elders safe in their homes in each state.”

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A year later, how this grassroots effort to help elders live at home is snowballing
Bangor Daily News – December 25, 2015

“The group makes a point to speak at conferences and is a member of the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging, which shares information on successful strategies that help older adults thrive in their homes and communities across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.”

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10 Mainers to be Thankful for in 2015
Portland Press Herald – November 26, 2015

“If you’re looking for silver linings, one advantage of being the state with the country’s oldest median age is that it puts Maine at the leading edge in tackling issues that affect the elderly.”

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