AARP Maine Has Moved to a New Office

Posted on 03/30/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Contact Us   AARP Maine has moved to a new location in Portland!  We are now at 53 Baxter Boulevard, Portland, ME 04101. All our contact information is the same: 1-866-554-5380 www.aarp.org/me   Media inquiries should be directed to: Jane Margesson jmargesson@aarp.org or cell (207) 229-5628   Image: googlemaps

SCAM ALERT! New Telephone Scam Hits Maine

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2015   CONTACT Jane Margesson (207) 229-5628 jmargesson@aarp.org   Warning Re: New Telephone Scam in Maine  Fraudulent Callers Claim They Are Monitoring a Computer Virus   PORTLAND – AARP Maine received information today from the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce concerning fraudulent telephone calls being made to residents from callers claiming to be from a company called MCI-ITS S-Telesy.  The caller ID phone number is 213-337-0014. The caller asks for computer passwords and personal information …

Sign our Petition! We Cannot Afford Cuts to Programs for Those Most At Risk!

Posted on 03/23/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving We want you to meet Margie Higgins.Margie is a native Mainer, born in Bar Harbor and now living in Bangor. Like more than 30 percent of seniors over 65 in Maine, Margie lives solely off of her once-a-month Social Security check. For her, that’s just $1,291 per month. Like many folks here in Maine, Margie has healthcare needs that would normally far exceed her ability to pay out-of-pocket for: heart trouble, blood pressure and osteoporosis which force her to take four …

AARP Maine Launches Petition to Protect MSP and DEL

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community The Medicare Savings Program or MSP covers Part B premiums for Medicare which pays for all doctor visits, preventive care, ambulance services and outpatient care.  It also covers Medicare Part D prescription drug costs and co-payments. Depending on their circumstances, older and disabled Mainers will lose some or all coverage for things like prescription drugs, hospital deductibles, skilled nursing care and more. How can our most at-risk residents absorb these health costs?  The answer is they cannot.  They will stop …

Speaker Eves and Sen. Burns Join AARP Maine for Tele-town Hall Meeting

Posted on 03/19/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family AARP Maine’s Live Tele-Town Hall with Speaker Eves and Senator Burns Reveals Deep Concerns for Mainers 50+ Thousands of AARP Members Participate, Issues Raised on Property Taxes, Aging in Place, Caregiving and Affordable Housing   PORTLAND: On Thursday, March 12th House Speaker Mark Eves (D-North Berwick) and State Senator David Burns (R-Whiting) participated in a live AARP Maine-sponsored tele-town hall. The discussion focused on the challenges facing Mainers 50+.  Almost 12,000 AARP members from across the state joined the town …

AARP Maine Welcomes Amy Gallant – New Assoc. State Dir. for Advocacy and Outreach

Posted on 03/17/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Volunteering  March 17, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:          Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   AARP Maine Welcomes New Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach   PORTLAND: The AARP Maine State office is pleased to welcome a new member to their team, Amy Regan Gallant, who will serve in the position of Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach. Gallant brings abundant experience working and volunteering in the field, advocating for Maine’s most vulnerable populations. …