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 …

AARP Maine Voter Engagement Tour Kicks Off with a Bang!

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy Check out the great coverage of the tour kickoff on WABI (CBS): http://bit.ly/1oRfa4X and Channel 7 (NBC): http://on.wcsh6.com/Zec9EM   MEDIA RELEASE October 7, 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 Maine Voter Engagement Tour Kicks Off in Bangor with Over 100 in Attendance First of over 20 Non-Partisan Community Conversations Reflects Financial, Health Concerns of Maine’s Most Active Voting Demographic BANGOR: AARP …

Dementia Caregivers Especially Stressed and Depressed, Report Finds

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy   By Amy Goyer   Family caregivers who are caring for loved ones with cognitive and behavioral health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease and depression, face particularly demanding challenges, according to a  new report from AARP and The United Hospital Fund. As a result of all the demands on them, a majority of these caregivers say they feel stressed much of the time as they try to juggle their caregiving responsibilities with other work or family obligations. As primary caregiver for my dad, who …

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

Advocacy NEWS RELEASE:  07/29/14 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 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 …