— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/07/2017 Contact:          Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director lparham@aarp.org 400-1026 Amy Gallant, AARP Maine Advocacy Director agallant@aarp.org 318-0284   AARP Maine Responds to Governor’s 2017 State-of-the-State Address: Raises Concerns of Mainers 50+ and Offers Policy Solutions   PORTLAND: AARP Maine is responding tonight to Governor Paul LePage’s State of the State address delivered this evening in Augusta. “Given Maine is the oldest state, AARP Maine appreciates the Governor’s concern for older Mainers,” said Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director. “However, policies that …

—                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 18, 2015  Contact: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   AARP Maine’s Applauds Unanimous Support of CARE Act by House and Senate Legislation Will Better Support Family Caregivers as They Safely Help Seniors Stay at Home PORTLAND: AARP Maine celebrates the CARE Act, LD 666, An Act to Allow a Patient to Designate a Caregiver in the Patient’s Medical Record, which received unanimous support by …

— June 12, 2015 Contact: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   AARP Maine Hosts “Scam Jam” to Fight Maine’s Top Crime – Identity Theft – and Other Scams Maine Attorney General Addresses Audience of 300 AUGUSTA:  AARP Maine held the state’s first “Scam Jam” yesterday, an event designed to raise awareness about common scams and fraud in Maine with speeches and workshops conducted by state agencies leading the fight against these crimes.  300 Maine residents, members of …

— 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 …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/03/2015      PORTLAND:  AARP Maine is responding tonight to Governor Paul LePage’s State-of-the-State address delivered this evening in Augusta.   “On behalf of our more than 230,000 members across Maine, AARP expects all of our elected leaders in Augusta to come together to best serve Maine people,” said Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director.  “The Governor has put forward a spirited set of proposals when it comes to issues that impact the 50+ community here in Maine,” said Parham, “and there are aspects that we’re …

— January 5, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lori Parham (207) 400-1026 lparham@aarp.org Jane Margesson (207) 229-5628 jmargesson@aarp.org AARP Maine Releases 2015 Legislative Agenda Focus on health and financial security for Mainers 50+ PORTLAND: With the 127th legislative session just underway, AARP Maine is releasing today their 2015 legislative agenda which includes a focus on health and long-term care, consumer protections, financial security, livable communities and certain tax reforms. Of note is AARP Maine’s support of the proposals under the KeepMEHome …

—     MEDIA RELEASE November 4, 2014 CONTACT: Jane Margesson: AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 orjmargesson@aarp.org   Lori Parham: AARP Maine State Director (207) 400-1026 or lparham@aarp.org   AARP Maine Engages Thousands in Voter Engagement Tour, Stands Ready to Work with New Legislature, Governor   25 Non-Partisan Community Conversations Held Across the State Reveal Financial Security and Health Concerns Top Priorities for Maine’s Most Active Voting Demographic   PORTLAND: AARP Maine wraps up their statewide Voter Engagement Tour on …

—   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 …

— 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 …

—         RELEASE: 04/11/2014 Contact:        Lori Parham (207) 400-1026 lparham@aarp.org Jane Margesson (207) 229-5628 jmargesson@aarp.org 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 …