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Our Mission

Since 1974, Legal Services for the Elderly has been helping Maine seniors protect their rights to live independently and with dignity. Legal Services for the Elderly's mission is to provide free, high quality legal services to Maine's socially and economically needy elderly aged 60 and over. While many people recognize income as a barrier to obtaining necessary legal help, many seniors with social needs also face barriers to getting assistance. Social needs include needs caused by non-economic factors such as physical and mental disabilities, language barriers, and cultural, social or geographic isolation.