Research: Addressing the challenges of our aging population
The University of Maine’s Aging Initiative is leading in aging-focused research, education and services to assist our aging population to live and thrive in Maine. Maine has the highest median age of any state and it is rising at one of the fastest rates in the nation. Changing demographics in Maine and nationwide are creating new opportunities and challenges associated with an aging population. Through cross-campus collaboration and partnerships with community agencies UMaine has established multidisciplinary research that is responding to the major public health issues affecting aging Americans today.