Support Needed for Caregivers

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maine As AARP Maine prepares for the 2015 legislative session, two studies validate the need for services to relieve the burden on about 191,000 family caregivers in the state. A recent scorecard on long-term services and supports ranked Maine 38th among the states in emotional wellbeing of family caregivers. And in a recent AARP survey, 89 percent of Maine voters said it is important for elected officials to support measures that could help family caregivers. AARP provides resources for caregivers at …

Friends of Aroostook – Making a Difference One Crop at a Time

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family | Maine | Volunteering A Heart-Felt Harvest in The County By Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director Originally published in Maine Seniors Magazine – September 2014 Our day started at 5:15 AM and while anyone who knows me knows that I am not a “morning person,” I was looking forward to getting to work. We were very lucky, too, as the torrential downpour from the day before had subsided. It was cool and a little overcast – perfect for our day’s work in the …

Changes to the Property Tax Fairness Credit May Impact You

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family | Local Resources | Maine CHANGES TO THE PROPERTY TAX FAIRNESS CREDIT MAY IMPACT YOU   Are you a low to moderate income individual? Do you pay a significant amount of your income for rent and/or property tax? If so, 2014 changes to the state of Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit may impact you.   You may receive a larger credit than you received last year, may receive a credit even if you were not eligible last year and, in some instances, no longer be eligible …

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

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

Advocacy | Events | Maine 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 …

AARP Maine and WVOM’s Senior Talk: Innovative Radio Programs

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family | Maine         Did you know?  AARP Maine is a proud sponsor of Senior Talk, an innovative radio program on WVOM hosted by award-winning host, Carol Higgins Taylor.  Now in it’s 11th year, Senior Talk brings the issues that matter to you and your family right into your car or living room radio every weekend.  The shows air twice: 6:30 AM on Saturdays and at 8:00 PM on Sundays.  You can also hear podcasts of every show, too.   …

Guest Feature: Your Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Maine National Preparedness Month takes place in September, but Maine is always prepared   The following was submitted to AARP Maine by Richard Higgins, Individual Assistance Officer/State VAL Maine Emergency Management Agency   National Preparedness Month is an annual national campaign that takes place in September and as we head into the colder months,  it’s a good time to remind people to prepare themselves, their communities, and their workplaces for any kind of emergency event or disaster. We’re glad to have a whole month that …