AARP Maine Releases Results of 2014 Registered Voter Survey

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

Home & Family   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 …

Local Pride. Community Proud.

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

Home & Family Local Pride. Community Proud.   AARP Maine sponsored the pride festivals in both Portland and Bangor in June and we’re excited to keep the momentum going! Staff, volunteers and interns worked together to create a community “listening post” that asked this question: Together, how we can make Maine an even better place to live for LGBT adults as they age?   Hundreds of AARP members and allies of all ages took a few minutes to answer the question and some …

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

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

Home & Family 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 …

June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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

Home & Family 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 …

Help Stop Elder Abuse

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family To help raise awareness about elder abuse and exploitation, AARP Maine is cosponsoring the annual Androscoggin County Elder Abuse Task Force resource fair in Lewiston on June 12. The event features speakers and booths with information on local resources to protect the elderly from fraud, abuse or neglect. Each year there are more than 14,000 calls to the state’s Adult Protective Services hotline. The free event includes lunch, and registration is required. To register, go to safevoices.org. To report a …

Speak Up About Central Maine Power’s Proposed Rate Increases

Posted on 05/15/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family         Speak up now or pay more later! Your Central Maine Power rates could be on the rise. Central Maine Power wants to change the way it charges customers.  The energy giant which delivers electricity to more than 500,000 Maine households is proposing a rate increase that AARP believes is unfair and unreasonable. Three ways to get involved: 1.      Sign our petition: Tell the Public Utilities Commission to vote NO on increasing profits for Central Maine Power. …