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Honoring Frances Perkins – An Incredible New England Legacy

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

This month we celebrate the 79th anniversary of Social Security being signed into law. Since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, the program has helped millions of Americans and that number only continues to grow. Most Americans are aware of Social Security and likely know someone who benefits from it, but few know of the woman that was instrumental in the creation and passage of Social Security- Frances Perkins. Though Frances Perkins was born in …

Happy 79th Anniversary Social Security!

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Just last month we celebrated the 49th anniversary of Medicare. On August 14th we are celebrate another program that has helped millions of Americans since its creation- Social Security! Today Social Security continues to help hundreds of thousands of Mainers, of all ages. There are approximately 314,392 Social Security beneficiaries in Maine,  many of whom rely on the program for their sole source of income. In fact, a report from the Center on Budget and Public Priorities reports that in …

A New Phone Scam Targeting Mainers

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

“Don’t hang up!” This is how the latest scam call begins, and the scam artists are hoping it will end with your giving them your money. Many Mainers have reported receiving a phone call in which they are told not to hang up and that AARP is making available a senior alert system. The caller also says that you have been referred to the program by a physician and if you buy into the program, you will receive $3,000 in …

July 30th: Happy 49th Birthday Medicare!

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

July 30 of this year marks the 49th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson sitting next to former President Harry S. Truman and signing Medicare into law. In 1945, President Truman had proposed a national health insurance that did not discriminate in regard to beneficiaries but it would take twenty years for his vision to be realized in the form of Medicare. Today, millions of Americans could not imagine life without it! Nationwide, nearly 50 million people or 15% of …

AARP Maine Voices Mixed Reaction to PUC’s Decision on Central Maine Power’s Rate Increase

Posted on 07/29/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

NEWS RELEASE:  07/29/14 Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director (207) 400-1026/ Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628/   AARP Maine Voices Mixed Reaction to PUC’s Decision on Central Maine Power’s Rate Increase Calls the Negotiated Proposal Only a Small Win for CMP’s 500,000 Customers PORTLAND: AARP Maine voiced a mixed reaction today following the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) announcement of its final decision regarding a steep rate increase proposed earlier this year by Central Maine …

Sharing the AARP Maine Survey Results

Posted on 07/25/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

You spoke up and we’re listening! After conducting a statewide telephone survey of 2,000 Maine registered voters age 50+, AARP Maine was able to gain valuable insight concerning the issues which are of greatest concern to older adults in our state. These issues include: Age-friendly communities, support for caregivers, financial security, and consumer protection. We were not surprised to find that Mainers wish to stay in their homes and communities as they age and have financial security in later life.  …