Effective March 12, 2020: 

Out of an abundance of caution for at-risk populations in our community, Silver Sneakers programming at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine will be postponed until further notice. We will continue to provide regular updates as this situation develops. You can also find up- to -date information located on our SJCME Alerts blog, https://blogs.sjcme.edu/alerts/

Making a positive and widespread impact by making people’s senior years more socially connected, intellectually stimulating, emotionally fulfilling, and spiritually transcendent.

In 2014, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine adopted a bold and visionary strategic plan, Sustaining the Promise: Toward Saint Joseph’s College’s Second Hundred Years. The plan called upon us to think about our future in an entrepreneurial manner; to use our natural assets in new ways that align with our mission, promise financial stability, and enable us to redevelop our campus to better serve our students, our community, and our region. 

The Institute for Integrative Aging at Saint Joseph’s College is a new program aimed at providing rural older adults access to a creative, age-friendly, learning environment. At the same time, we are creating a student body and workforce that is well-equipped to support a rapidly growing aging population through the development of new courses and certificate programs.

As a trusted entity within the region, we are able to leverage our resources and partnerships to provide innovative solutions for isolation and loneliness. Being a centrally located hub within the Lakes Region, our reach is expansive, touching five municipalities. Strong partnerships with community organizations allow us to pool our efforts and resources, giving us the ability to provide social, spiritual, educational enrichment to a variety of people. Through the development of a new generation of well-educated integrative aging professionals, Saint Joseph’s will expand its mission and core values to serve society with integrity, respect, and compassion. We are changing the culture to one that has a better understanding and acceptance of the aging process, a focus on healthier aging modalities, and the opportunity for growth and sustainability. 

We are building a rich ecosystem that supports bi-directional learning, intergenerational connectivity, and generates a ‘sense of community’, with the goal to combat social isolation and loneliness. Our programming is structured around health and wellness activities and education, encouraging older adults to nourish their emotional, intellectual, creative, physical, and spiritual selves.

Featured Event

Silver Lunches

Each Wednesday this summer, older adults of the local community are invited to take part in a farm-to-table lunch experience in the rustically beautiful setting of our historic Normandy-style Stone Barn on Sebago Lake. Each week, Chef Mary Paine will craft a different lunch menu focused on local meats, sustainable seafood, and seasonal produce. Lunches will consist of three courses: a salad or appetizer, main entrée, and dessert. Family-style seating on long tables will allow for socializing under soaring turn-of-the-century timbers. We welcome you to enjoy this community-building dining experience and celebration of sustainability brought to you by the Institute for Integrative Aging.

2020 Lunch Dates

Doors Open at 11:30, Lunch is served at 11:45.

For more information, please contact iia@sjcme.edu, or call Heather DiYenno, (207) 893-7641.

Other Upcoming Events

students at a ukulele classTake A Ukulele Class

Experience the joy of music, learn a new skill, be social, and have fun! Learning to play the ukulele is a cumulative process. Sign up for a six-week ukulele class: Beginners and Beyond Basics. Next class starting in January.

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