Learning Community

Learning Community

A Catalyst for Change

The Cedars has a long history of forging partnerships with the goals of educating the caregivers of tomorrow and aligning ourselves with like-minded innovators in programs and approaches to care. Maine is facing a growing proportion of older adults and a shrinking workforce. By 2020, Maine will be the second oldest state in our nation, 25% percent of Mainers will have cognitive difficulties, and 34% will require assisted living. Approximately 80 percent of older Americans are living with at least one chronic condition. Many of the elderly who require long-term nursing care have multiple medical conditions and have functional limitations. To meet these challenges, The Cedars has developed the Learning Community. Our four-pronged approach will address:

  • Education
  • Workforce Development
  • Research and Product Development
  • Advocacy

Effective Partnerships Drive Innovation

We are currently collaborating with over 35 organizations who approach education, research, workforce development or advocacy with the same vigor as we do, including:

  • The University of Maine system
  • University of Maine Center on Aging
  • University of Southern Maine
  • The Muskie School of Public Service
  • University of New England
  • Southern Maine Community College
  • Joseph’s College
  • Maine College of Art
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Maine Partnership to Improve Dementia Care
  • Southern Maine Agency on Aging