Nelson Durgin, board president, Dana Ward, board treasurer, and Noëlle Merrill, executive director, are eager to express their extreme appreciation to the Next Generation Foundation of Maine for the exceptionally generous gift of a $1,000,000 endowment.
EAAA was selected for this gift out of hundreds of applicants which demonstrates the Next Generation Foundation’s commitment to the aging population in Maine.
Maine is the oldest state in the nation, and EAAA’s coverage area spans 13,000 square miles. This substantial endowment ensures the agency’s efforts to help seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers live well and age well will be sustainable. More than 600 people in Maine turn 60 each month.
"The Next Generation Foundation is pleased to fund an endowment at the Eastern Area Agency on Aging, which will offer financial stability as the agency responds to the growing aging population of Maine. The Trustees were impressed with the strength of EAAA on not just the staff but the board level, and its excellence in serving our seniors," said a spokesperson in a written statement.
The Next Generation Foundation has insured, through its generosity, that many more people in eastern Maine will find the support they need to live the life they deserve. For more information on EAAA, visit www.eaaa.org.