AARP Maine Releases Results of 2014 Registered Voter Survey

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2014 CONTACT: Jane Margesson: AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   Lori Parham: AARP Maine State Director (207) 400-1026 or lparham@aarp.org AARP Announces Results of 2014 Survey of Registered Maine Voters 50 and Older   Maine’s Most Active Voting Demographic Weighs in on Issues Important to Them, Indicates Candidates Must Address Issues to Win Their Votes   PORTLAND: AARP Maine announced today the results of their 2014 Survey of Registered Maine Voters …

Celebrating Social Security in Maine…and We Need YOU!

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy As We Celebrate Social Security’s Birthday, Why Not Share Your Own Story? Plus: We need your help to protect Social Security benefits – please sign our online petition!   On August 14th, Americans everywhere can celebrate 79 years of Social Security. When the Social Security Act was signed into law in 1935, almost half of all older Americans lived in poverty.  At first, Social Security was just a retirement program. Today, it offers survivors’ benefits, benefits to a retiree’s spouse, …

New AARP Scorecard Shows Maine Must Improve Long-Term Care System, Support for Caregivers

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy Where You Live May Decide the Kind of Care You Get When You are Older or Have Disabilities New Scorecard Gives Maine High Marks for Serving Older, Disabled Residents, but More Must Be Done to Improve Long-Term Services and Supports, Especially for Family Caregivers   PORTLAND – Maine ranks 10th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, but AARP warns that more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve how Maine effectively …

Celebrating National Pride Month In Maine

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy    The cities of Portland and Bangor Maine are holding festivals in honor of June being National Pride Month, and AARP Maine will be at both! At our booth, we will be focusing on how AARP can better serve the LGBT community in Maine. We want to honor our LGBT members as well as hear your feedback. What are we doing well? What could AARP Maine do to better serve the LGBT community in Maine? Please stop by and give …

June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy It is a disturbing fact that millions of Americans have experienced some form of elder abuse, and it is still happening. Too many older Americans are being abused, neglected, or exploited by someone they thought they could trust. With World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Sunday June 15th, it is time to acknowledge this serious issue and speak up to help put an end to elder abuse. As with other types of abuse, the majority of elder abuse cases go …

AARP Maine Attending State Democratic Convention

Posted on 05/29/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy       NEWS ADVISORY:  05/27/14   Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director (207) 400-1026/ lparham@aarp.org Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628/ jmargesson@aarp.org     AARP Maine Attending State Democratic Convention   Raising awareness on issues of concern to Mainers 50+     PORTLAND: In keeping with its more than 27 year-tradition of non-partisan voter engagement on topical issues, AARP Maine is attending the State Democratic Convention and hosting a booth on both days this weekend. Throughout the …