AARP Maine Releases Results of 2014 Registered Voter Survey

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

Press   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2014 CONTACT: Jane Margesson: AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 or   Lori Parham: AARP Maine State Director (207) 400-1026 or 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 …

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

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

Press 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 …

AARP Maine Disappointed with Failure of Senate to Override LePage Veto of Medicaid Expansion

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Press         RELEASE: 04/11/2014 Contact:        Lori Parham (207) 400-1026 Jane Margesson (207) 229-5628 AARP Maine Disappointed with Failure of Senate to Override Governor’s Veto of Medicaid Expansion Pledges to Keep Fighting for Access to Health Care Coverage for Older Adults PORTLAND: AARP Maine, a leader of the Cover Maine Now coalition, expressed disappointment today that the Maine Senate was unsuccessful in overriding Governor Paul LePage’s veto of LD 1487, the bill which calls for the expansion of affordable health care services under the Affordable Care Act.   “On behalf of our 230,000 members …

New AARP Report Profiles Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2014 CONTACT Dave Nathan 202-434-2598 New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud 34 Million May Be at Higher Risk Based on Behavior and Life Experience Washington, DC – A major national AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud.   The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” a national survey of 11,000 adults, finds that 34 …

Did you hear AARP on Maine Things Considered on MPBN?

Posted on 09/20/2013 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Press AARP was featured on a recent segment of MPBN’s Maine Things Considered along with Governing Magazine talking about building age-friendly communities in Maine and some of the challenges and solutions.  This  informative program includes the extended version of the interview on MPBN’s website.  For more information on how you can get involved in your own community, go to   To listen to the podcast, go to         Photo: Jane Margesson

Choosing Wisely: An Initiative to Improve the Quality and Safety of Health Care

Posted on 08/27/2013 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Press Choosing Wisely®: An Initiative of the ABIM Foundation AARP Maine is pleased to have a seat at the planning table, representing the best interests of Mainers over the age of 50, the cohort that is the biggest consumer of healthcare services in the oldest-profile state in the country.  Choosing Wisely – Maine has developed a specific list of the half-dozen tests and procedures most over-used, redundant and sometimes dangerous, specifically in Maine.  Working closely with Maine Quality Counts, the Maine …