Our Mission:

Promoting life-long learning, health, wellness, nutrition, community engagement and social well-being of all older and disabled adults.

Key Milestones: 

1965 Older Americans Act passed by Congress.
1972 Five Area Agencies on Aging designated by Governor.  We are the Central Senior Citizens’ Association with services for transportation and take out meals.
1977 We begin Meals on Wheels, using volunteers only - the first in the state to use this method.
1979 The Muskie Center developed with a major emphasis on Adult Day Care.
  Advocacy efforts on the part of the Aging Network and 1,000 older adults results in support for Home Based Care and later Medicaid Waiver home care.  Area Agencies administer both of these programs.
  Our name is changed to Central Maine Area Agency on Aging to reflect the increased visibility of Area Agencies.
  Strategic Planning efforts resulted in decentralized model and community center development
1988 Name change to Senior Spectrum reflecting our Strategic Planning response; we need a new easy name reflecting our need for increased visibility as a “one stop resource”.
1992 Winslow Place began for housing adults with moderate needs.
1996 Won bid on statewide Assessment project
1996 William S. Cohen Center opened.
  Began Senior Connections dba Bridges, offering services for a fee.
1998 Assessment Project ends.  Benefactor’s generous gift assists in the purchase of One Weston Court as permanent site for the home office.
1999 Launched Maine’s most prestigious senior show – The Mature Lifestyle EXPO.
2000 Developed Housing Referrals of Maine under Spectrum Housing.
2001 Development of the federally mandated Family Caregiver Support Program.
2003 Bridges merges with Spectrum Generations.
2006 Strategic Plan approved, assuring our vision and goals through 2010.
2006 The Muskie Center in Waterville is donated to the organization.
2007 The Knox Community Center in Rockland was purchased.
2008 The Coastal Community Center in Damariscotta was purchased.
  Our name was changed to Spectrum Generations to reflect our work with adults of all ages.
2010 The Southern Midcoast Community Center was opened.
2011 Gerard Queally is named as the new President and CEO
  Our growing involvement with the medical community helps insure patients a smooth and safe transition from hospital to home.
2012 We Sustain Maine, our award winning senior nutrition program using local food products from Maine farms, completed its kitchen upgrades insuring we had the storage and equipment to offer healthier Meals on Wheels and community center dining meals year round.
2013 The Southern Midcoast Community Center relocates to the People Plus space in Brunswick as the Southern Midcoast Aging and Disability Resource Center.

We thank our valued staff, dedicated volunteers, and community partners for our many successes!