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Goal: Support Aging in Place

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Nearly 4 in 5 Mainers age 50-plus say it is extremely or very important to remain at home as they age, a recent AARP survey found. In response, AARP Maine is urging lawmakers to support respite for caregivers and other services that can help people age in place rather than moving into a long-term care facility. 

“Maine people have spoken, and they have been clear: Staying in their home and community for as long as possible is their preference,” said John Hennessy, AARP advocacy director. 

AARP is recruiting volunteer advocates and will provide training on how to work effectively with lawmakers in Augusta or in their home districts by telephone and email. 

For details or to get involved, email or call Hennessy at 207-776-6303.

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