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Help Sought for In-home Services

Helper Serving Senior Woman With Meal In Care Home
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With a new legislative session under way, AARP Maine is urging lawmakers to improve access to services that help people continue to live in their own homes as they age. Such services include home-delivered meals and help with daily activities such as bathing and transportation.

“These services are critical for our most vulnerable citizens,” said John Hennessy, AARP associate state director for advocacy.

In a recent AARP survey, 3 out of 4 registered voters age 50-plus in Maine said funding for in-home services should be a legislative priority. Fewer than half of those still working expressed confidence that they would be able to retire.

To learn more about AARP Maine’s legislative agenda for 2015, go to aarp.org/me or call 866-554-5380 toll-free.

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