Know Before You Go: Voter Guides Available

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy AARP has produced voters guides to help clarify candidates’ positions on issues affecting Mainers age 50-plus. In addition, AARP Maine is touring communities across the state to engage voters in discussing issues. The guides provide side-by-side comparisons of gubernatorial candidates’ strategies to improve long-term care and keep utilities affordable. They also show how candidates for the U.S. House and Senate would strengthen financial security and health care. “These are important races, and we hope voters will find it useful to …

AARP Maine Embarks on Our 2014 Elections Tour! Please join us!

Posted on 08/29/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy     Election Day is just around the corner and AARP Maine is getting ready to embark on a statewide elections tour throughout October and into November!  We’re stopping in communities from York County all the way to Aroostook and we hope to meet you and your family along the way! What’s on your mind this election season?  Protecting Social Security?  Finding ways to stay in your own home and community in the years ahead?  Protecting Medicare?  We are hosting …

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 …

Sharing the AARP Maine Survey Results

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

Advocacy 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.  …

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 …