Often missing in encore narrative are the economic needs of older women. Jess Maurer makes sure it isn’t forgotten. As Executive Director of the Maine Council on Aging, she was instrumental in the development of the report on the Economic Security of Older Women in Maine, and has been relentless in addressing ageism. Providing leadership within Maine’s aging network, she supports Maine’s Legislative Caucus on Aging and oversees the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging, a regional learning collaborative aimed at increasing the collective impact of community-driven aging initiatives. She annually organizes statewide and regional events that advance aging policy, including the Maine Wisdom Summit.