— AMERICANS 50-PLUS ARE THE NATION’S MOST POWERFUL VOTING BLOC. This election, Medicare, Social Security, support for family caregivers, and prescription drug costs are all on the line. AARP Maine is proud to co-sponsor televised debates* this fall.  Tune in to hear where the candidates stand on the issues you and your family care about.   Gubernatorial debates: October 23, 2018 from 7-8PM WVII ABC/ 7 Fox/22 Bangor November 1, 2018 from 7-8PM WGME CBS /13 Fox/23 Portland (co-sponsored with the Bangor …

— At AARP, we have a proud 32-year history of non-partisan voter engagement, providing voters with information on where the candidates stand on issues important to our members and their families, so they can make their own decisions on Election Day. It’s important that more Hoosiers make their voices heard. Here in Indiana, nearly 400,000 fewer voters 50+ voted in the 2014 midterm elections as they did in the 2016 presidential election. Just this year, only 20 percent of eligible voters …

— Here’s the latest information we have on how to meet your member of Congress during the 2018 August Congressional Recess. We’ll be updating this list and please let us know of any events you hear of at aarpwa@aarp.org. District 1 – Suzan DelBene No events scheduled. District 2 – Rick Larsen No events scheduled. District 3 – Jaime Herrera Beutler No events scheduled. District 4 – Dan Newhouse Wednesday, August 29th 2018 “Senior Symposium” When: 11:00AM to 2:00 PM Where: Omak Elks Lodge, …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Michigan for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!   EVENTS AUGUST Tuesday, August 21  –  Free Screening of Juliet, Naked. AARP members & a guest are invited to a free screening of Juliet, Naked starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd. …

— Congress did a good thing earlier this year when it passed a law that helps millions of seniors save money on prescription drugs. But now lobbyists for big drug companies are working overtime to persuade lawmakers to renege on the deal. This would be a terrible blow to seniors. Tens of millions of them rely on the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit to help them pay for life-saving medicines. On average, people with Medicare Part D take 4.5 prescriptions …

— AARP Maine 2018 Voter Engagement Events and Community Conversations Be The Difference Community Conversations AARP Maine invites voters of all ages to participate in Community Conversations to discuss issues that matter most to you. Complimentary refreshments will be at each Community Conversation. Please RSVP through the links provided.   Thursday, Sept. 13 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Bangor Public Library 145 Harlow St., Bangor RSVP here.   Tuesday, Sept. 18 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Maine Beer Café 439 US …

—   This year’s elections are some of the most important in our lifetimes. Medicare, Social Security, and other critical issues are on the line!   Our votes will decide whether Washington gets to work, or puts our future at risk. This year, AARP has launched “Be the Difference. Vote,” a multifaceted campaign designed to maximize the influence of America’s 50-plus voters. The campaign seeks to get the largest possible turnout of voters age 50-plus to the polls while putting front and …

— By Nora Duncan AARP Connecticut State Director How to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations is one of the most important decisions facing federal policymakers. This campaign season, questions about Social Security’s fate belong on the forefront. Born in the depths of the Great Depression, Social Security is showing signs of financial distress. Sooner or later, our national leaders will need to step in to secure its long-term future. And whether you’re a potential beneficiary of Social Security …

— Today, in Maine, 95% of retired Mainers 65-plus receive Social Security benefits Before President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into Law on August 14th 1935, many retired Americans fell into poverty, without a safety net to provide for them in their retirement years. Thankfully, the deal was struck with Americans 83 years ago– pay into Social Security throughout your working life and you will be guaranteed an income when you choose to retire. The Social Security Program not only provides …

— How to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations is one of the most important decisions facing federal policymakers. This campaign season, questions about Social Security’s fate belong on the forefront. Born in the depths of the Great Depression, Social Security is showing signs of financial distress. Sooner or later, our national leaders will need to step in to secure its long-term future. And whether you’re a potential beneficiary of Social Security or simply among those paying into the …