EQME Network for Older Adults

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The EqualityMaine Network for Older adults (formerly SAGE Maine) is a program of EqualityMaine and is an affiliate of SAGE USA, a national services and advocacy organization for older LGBTQ+ adults. In November 2019, the Network for Older Adults (or NOA) joined with EqualityMaine, to ensure the longevity and sustainability of our programs.

The Network for Older Adult’s primary focus is to support and advocate on behalf of the older adults in our community. In the past, NOA’s wonderful volunteers have run monthly dinners, movie nights, ukulele groups, and more! They also provided resources for older adults across the state in need of support and community. To help support the goals and mission of our NOA program, in 2020 an additional team member was added to the EqualityMaine staff through AmeriCorps VISTA to better support our SAGE programs and communication. In 2021 we hired a full time EqualityMaine team member to focus solely on growing the NOA program!

Much of NOA’s programming is currently virtual, though in person activities are also returning. A list of regularly occurring programs includes:

  • The NOA Speaker Series: Open to anyone across the state, this series features speakers tackling various topics on Zoom. It meets on the second Friday of each month at 1 p.m.

  • NOA Virtual Happy Hours : Join this casual statewide get-together hosted by community members! Bring your own drink, whether that’s a cocktail, coffee, or water. These are on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

  • NOA Meet and Greets: These events are a great way for the local Bangor and Arooostook communities to stay connected via Zoom. The Bangor group meets on the fourth Friday of each month, while Aroostook meets on the third Saturday.

  • EqualityMaine Calling Program: This intergenerational volunteer opportunity makes regular phone calls to members of our Network for Older Adults. These check ins are great ways to combat loneliness and learn about new programs!

  • NOA Portland Dinners: These community meals are offered each third Thursday in Portland, ME at the Equality Community Center. Through a partnership with Southern Maine Agency on Aging and a generous donation from AARP, there is no cost to our NOA participants!

A photo of many SAGE Maine members at a pride parade. They are holding a banner with the SAGE Maine logo.To obtain the Zoom link for these programs, see our calendar or keep an eye on your newsletter.

The Network for Older Adults has also hosted special event programs online, such as an intergenerational Virtual Thanksgiving and New Year’s Celebration. Send us an email to join our email list and be notified when these are added! You can also visit our SAGE Maine events calendar.

You can also find us on Meetups.

Want to support our NOA programming? Make a donation HERE!

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