Links to Other Sites
ENCorps Leadership Corps
Some members of the Gold LEAF Institute Senior College - UMF are also members of the Encore Leadership Corps (ENCorps).
For more information about ENCorps, visit their website at http://www.encoreleaders.org/about-encorps/ .
ENCorps is about taking care of all of Maine, from its beautiful natural resources to its cities and towns and the people who live here. ENCorps is designed specifically for Mainers 50 years of age and older, regardless of their background or experience. ENCorps is a program for everyday Maine people who care about the world around them and want to do their small part to make it better.
Legal Services for the Elderly (LSE)
Free legal help for Maine's residents age 60 and older is available from Legal Services for the Elderly (LSE). Call the helpline 1-800-750-5353.
LSE is a non-profit supported by grants from the U.S. Administration on Aging, State of Maine, Maine's Agencies on Aging, the United Way, the Maine Bar Foundation and donations from private attorneys, clients and others. Since 1974, LSE has helped thousands of Maine seniors with issues like these:
- A friend or relative is hurting, threatening, or taking advantage of you.
- Someone is trying to get guardianship over you.
- You are the victim of a scam.
- Bill collectors are bothering you.
- You may lose your home or be evicted.
- You have been denied MaineCare (Medicaid) benefits or drugs under Medicare Part D.
- You want to know how to plan ahead in case somethin g happens to you.
- You have a problem with Social Security.
- You are worried you'll lose your house if you go to a nursing home.
- You were pressured into signing a loan you can't afford to pay.
Road Scholar Institute Network (RSIN) [Formerly named Elderhostel Institute Network (EIN)]
Newsletter, with articles and information, is online at www.roadscholar.org/ein/intro. asp
The Community Connector, sponsored by the Franklin Community Health Network
Franklin County Chamber of Commerce
Farmington Downtown Association
RSD #9 Adult Education Click here for the current list of class offerings.
Narrow Gauge Cinema
Maine Senior Guide is an on-line resource for Maine seniors. The people who work on the site gladly accept information, corrections, etc., so feel free to contact them. Gold LEAF sent them some information about the Maine Senior College Network, and they quickly incorporated it into the site.
Maine Senior College Network Links
Maine Senior College Network Learning for the fun of it with Maine's Senior Colleges! There are no tests, no papers, and no grades. Each senior college plans exciting, intellectually stimulating non-credit courses (taught by volunteers) as well as providing a range of exciting learning opportunities for adults over the age of 50. Follow the links to your nearest college; their website will provide more detailed information as well as their most current listing of available classes.
National Resource Center The National Resource Center for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes plays a lead role in disseminating information on effective educational programming for older learners. In addition to providing information and connections via a web site, the Resource Center publishes a national research journal, plans an annual national conference, and provides a number of other ways for OLLIs and the Maine Senior College Network to connect with one another.
Encore Leadership Corps (ENcorps) ENCorps is about taking care of all of Maine, from its beautiful natural resources to its cities and towns and the people who live here. ENCorps is designed specifically for Mainers 50 years of age and older, regardless of their background or experience.
Maine Association of Retirees (MAR) The Maine Association of Retirees (MAR) exists to protect and expand the rights and benefits of Maine retired teachers, state/county/municipal government employees, and to support a fiscally sound retirement system. MAR has 15,000+ members. One of the benefits MAR offers to its members is reimbursement of senior college costs (up to $15/year) for active participation.
2-1-1 Maine Resource Directory: Get Connected. Get Answers The 2-1-1 Maine Resource Directory includes agency, program and service information as well intake procedures, eligibility requirements, hours of operation, web addresses and other vital information.
asbestos.com/treatment/specialists/ Get information about Mesothelioma and find a treatment center near you. Mesothelioma specialists are medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists who specialize in the treatment of mesothelioma cancer. Knowing the right qualities to look for and understanding the role these experts play will help you choose the right specialist for you.