University of Maine Center on Aging Associates Program

 The University of Maine Center on Aging (CoA), established in 2002, is a multi-disciplinary center within the University of Maine System devoted exclusively to aging-related education and training, research and evaluation, and community service. As the state and nation continue to age, we face unprecedented opportunities for supporting our older population through education, research and service. To that end, the Center invites faculty, researchers and practitioners to support us in carrying out our mission of facilitating activities on aging in the areas of education, research and evaluation, and community service. The Center on Aging associates program provides an opportunity for affiliation with the Center and its work by formalizing working relationships between faculty and community professionals in the field of aging and the Center.

Benefits of becoming a Center on Aging Associate:

• Participation in a professional network focused on aging research, education, and practice

• Discounts to Center on Aging conferences, trainings, and events

• Collaborative opportunities for grantswriting, publication, and conference presentations

• Grants management and administration for faculty and community professionals without access to centralized grants support

• Opportunities for student internships and special project assignments in your department, laboratory, or community agency

• Individual membership in the Maine Gerontological Society and Maine Council on Aging through the Center’s organizational account (only for UM systemwide faculty and staff)

• Subscription to the on-line CoA Silverwire and UMaine Aging Initiative newsletters

• Invitation to University of Maine System Aging Initiative special events.

Associate Qualifications:

• Evidence of active publication and dissemination of work in the field of aging or a closely related field (faculty associates)

• Evidence of commitment to the field of aging through active participation in community boards, groups, or committees or the delivery of aging services (external associates)


In order to maintain active associate status, faculty and external associates must complete, on a periodic basis, an associate biographical form and provide updates on aging related activities. In addition, associates must demonstrate at least one of the following activities in order to maintain associate status each year.

• Present at a CoA-sponsored event, training or conference

• Partner on a grant application or co-sponsored program

• Participate in a CoA board, committee, or advisory group

• Participate in associate network meetings

• Provide linkages to projects and partnerships with CoA where appropriate 

• Participate in or partner on other Center-related activities not listed above

Application Instructions: To be considered for a CoA associate role, please complete and return the associates application form along with a copy of your latest CV or resume. The associates selection committee will review all applications to ensure that associates meet the above noted qualifications. In particular, the committee is looking for evidence of a commitment to the field of aging. Each associate appointment is 3 years in length and renewable.


Jennifer Crittenden,  Asssociate Director

327 Camden Hall,  25 Texas Ave Bangor, ME 04401.


For a list of our current associates click here

UMaine Center on Aging Faculty and External Associates Application

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                              Camden Hall

                25 Texas Ave Bangor, ME 04401

          Office: 207-262-7920 * Fax: 207-262-7921

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By pressing “submit” you are indicating that you have reviewed the Center on Aging Associates Program benefits and obligations and wish to be considered for associate status.  Center on Aging Associate status is awarded in three-year terms and is subject to satisfying the obligations outlined in the program outline linked below. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jennifer Crittenden, CoA Associate Director, at or 207-262-7923.