Eastern Area Agency on Aging is Cutting Back on Assisted Living Services 

Eastern Area Agency on Aging is cutting back on assisted living services.They tell us lack of state funding is one of the big reasons why.It will affect about 90 people living at three facilities in Bangor, Millinocket and Camden.More than fifty people who work at those places will lose their jobs.The Agency’s Executive Director Noelle Merrill says they’re upset with the decision but don’t see a way around it.” We gave it our best shot. We have worked with the state through many transitions and we just reached the point where we can’t afford to provide this service any longer and I’m so sorry.”Merrill says they have offered to work with the Department of Health and Human Services staff to help transition affected residents to new providers.