AARP Maine’s Press Release on Our Legislative Agenda

Posted on 01/5/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy January 5, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lori Parham (207) 400-1026 lparham@aarp.org Jane Margesson (207) 229-5628 jmargesson@aarp.org AARP Maine Releases 2015 Legislative Agenda Focus on health and financial security for Mainers 50+ PORTLAND: With the 127th legislative session just underway, AARP Maine is releasing today their 2015 legislative agenda which includes a focus on health and long-term care, consumer protections, financial security, livable communities and certain tax reforms. Of note is AARP Maine’s support of the proposals under the KeepMEHome …

AARP Maine Announces Legislative Priorities for 2015

Posted on 12/23/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy AARP Maine 2015 Legislative Priorities   KeepMEHome AARP supports the proposals under the KeepMEHome Initiative aimed at helping older Mainers age in place including: An affordable Housing bond to provide affordable housing to middle income seniors; Property Tax relief for older Mainers; Increased pay for direct care workers.   Health & Long-Term Care AARP supports access to affordable, efficient long-term care services that promote consumer independence and choice. We will work to ensure that: Maine people without health coverage, including …

AARP Maine is looking for volunteers to serve in key roles

Posted on 12/23/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy   AARP Maine is committed to helping all Mainers and their families through strong advocacy, outreach and education efforts. Working hand-in-hand with advocates at the state house and beyond is part of that commitment. Following the November elections, we are excited to build upon that momentum and recruit advocates for the legislative session in 2015. Check out our exciting agenda! Why is this important? In Maine, almost 1/3 of Mainers 65+ on Social Security rely on their benefit for 100% …

AARP Recognizes the Almost 200,000 Caregivers in Maine

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2014   Contact: Lori Parham AARP Maine State Director 400-1026 or lparham@aarp.org   NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH AARP Recognizes Remarkable Silent Army of Mainers; Launches “I Heart Caregivers”   ***Audio and video available***   PORTLAND –November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 42 million Americans, almost 200,000 in Maine, who help care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – as …

I Heart Caregivers – Please Share Your Story

Posted on 11/21/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy Every day, a silent and remarkable army of Americans performs a great labor of love: Caring for aging parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and friends so they can remain in their own homes.  They are on duty 24/7, and often they cannot take a break. Yet they wouldn’t have it any other way. These caregivers are truly unsung heroes. Many caregivers face enormous challenges.  For some it is hard to keep a job.  For others, it is a daily struggle just to get …

AARP Maine Wraps Up Tour, Ready to Work with New Legislature, Governor

Posted on 11/4/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy     MEDIA RELEASE November 4, 2014 CONTACT: Jane Margesson: AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 orjmargesson@aarp.org   Lori Parham: AARP Maine State Director (207) 400-1026 or lparham@aarp.org   AARP Maine Engages Thousands in Voter Engagement Tour, Stands Ready to Work with New Legislature, Governor   25 Non-Partisan Community Conversations Held Across the State Reveal Financial Security and Health Concerns Top Priorities for Maine’s Most Active Voting Demographic   PORTLAND: AARP Maine wraps up their statewide Voter Engagement Tour on …