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USM Partners with Beach Glass Transitions to Help Caregivers Understand and Access Senior Services

The University of Southern Maine and Portland-based Beach Glass Transitions are collaborating to create a new online tool for Maine caregivers of elders called TransitionKey™. TransitionKey helps caregivers to better understand, evaluate, navigate, and access senior care services. USM’s Campus Ventures program will assemble a team of USM Computer Science & Information Technology students to help Beach Glass Transitions develop and launch the new online tool.

Funded in part by a Maine Technology Institute Seed Grant, the project serves two purposes: It will allow Beach Glass Transitions to scale and grow their senior services operations in Maine and across the New England region. The project also provides a rich learning opportunity for USM students to get “real world” experience in their fields of study.

 USM Campus Ventures is a science, technology, and manufacturing commercialization accelerator program, designed to give Maine companies access to University resources and provide internships and research opportunities for USM students.

For more information about this project, or about the University of Southern Maine Campus Ventures program, contact Gregory Cavanaugh, program manager, USM External Programs at 207-780-5450 or at