Join us for Election Night Party at Baxter Brewing in Lewiston!

Posted on 10/27/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy Election Day is almost here and you’re invited to Baxter Brewing Company to watch the results come in! AARP Maine’s statewide Voter Engagement Tour wraps up on November 4 and we would like to invite you to this special event. We are hosting an Election Night party at Baxter Brewing Co. in Lewiston to talk about the results as they come in, and to discuss what we can all look for from Washington and Augusta in the next legislative session. …

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 …

AARP Maine Embarks on Our 2014 Voter Engagement Tour! Please join us!

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy     Election Day is just around the corner and AARP Maine is getting ready to embark on a statewide voter engagement 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 “community …

Your Turn to Ask the Candidates: MPBN’s Maine Calling

Posted on 09/28/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy Voters 50+ and the 2014 Election Across party lines, voters 50 and older worry that a secure future will be out of reach. They want candidates to focus on improving their financial security, as they think their incomes have not kept up with their cost of living—especially health costs, taxes and retirement security. The overwhelming majority of 50-plus voters want to live independently as they age, and they see this as a critical election issue. MPBN’s radio call-in program Maine Calling …

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 …

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 …