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Network for Older Adults

Network for Older Adults (formerly SAGE Maine, an affiliate of SAGE USA) is a program of EqualityMaine. Network for Older Adults (or NOA) is a statewide program that seeks to support, connect, and advocate with LGBTQ+ older adults in our community. In November 2019, NOA joined with EqualityMaine to ensure the longevity and sustainability of the network.

In the past, NOA’s members and volunteers have organized monthly dinners, movie nights, ukulele groups, and more! They also provided resources for older adults across the state in need of support and community.

NOA currently has ongoing in person and virtual programming! A list of regularly occurring programs include:

  • Community Meals: Monthly meals in Augusta, Bangor, Ellsworth, Houlton, and Portland.
  • Virtual Statewide Zoom Gathering: Statewide get-together on Zoom happening on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. Please see our events calendar for the Zoom link!
  • Virtual Bangor Area Meet & Greet: Casual gathering on Zoom with folks from the Bangor area! These get-togethers take place on the fourth Friday of each month at 1:00 PM.
  • Speaker Series: [Returning in August 2024] 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 1:00 PM.

If you’re interested in receiving NOA emails and/or mailings, please sign up here or contact Izzy Ostrowski, NOA Coordinator, by email at izzy@equalitymaine.org or call/text 860-966-5352. If you have any questions, concerns, feedback, etc. about NOA, please reach out to Izzy!

Where can I find and receive information about NOA events and programming?