Are You a Smart Driver?

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family     Driver Safety: An opportunity to learn new techniques and to volunteer in 2014! We can all agree that increasing the number of safe and conscientious drivers on the road can make our communities safer for all. Since 1979, AARP has offered a comprehensive and affordable driver safety course designed to teach and renew one’s defensive driving techniques. AARP Smart Driver is geared to drivers 50+, but is available to drivers of any age who wish to brush up …

Dementia Caregivers Especially Stressed and Depressed, Report Finds

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

Home & Family   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 …

Happy 79th Anniversary Social Security!

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family Just last month we celebrated the 49th anniversary of Medicare. On August 14th we are celebrate another program that has helped millions of Americans since its creation- Social Security! Today Social Security continues to help hundreds of thousands of Mainers, of all ages. There are approximately 314,392 Social Security beneficiaries in Maine,  many of whom rely on the program for their sole source of income. In fact, a report from the Center on Budget and Public Priorities reports that in …

A New Phone Scam Targeting Mainers

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family “Don’t hang up!” This is how the latest scam call begins, and the scam artists are hoping it will end with your giving them your money. Many Mainers have reported receiving a phone call in which they are told not to hang up and that AARP is making available a senior alert system. The caller also says that you have been referred to the program by a physician and if you buy into the program, you will receive $3,000 in …

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

Home & Family 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 …

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 …