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Sharing the AARP Maine Survey Results

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After conducting a statewide telephone survey of 2,000 Maine registered voters age 50+, AARP Maine was able to gain valuable insight concerning the issues which are of greatest concern to older adults in our state. These issues include: Age-friendly communities, support for caregivers, financial security, and consumer protection. We were not surprised to find that Mainers wish to stay in their homes and communities as they age and have financial security in later life.  However, the survey revealed some startling results such as 49% of respondents with incomes of less than $20,000 having no confidence that they will ever be able to retire.

With the survey in hand, our focus turns to raising awareness about the results and urging candidates to carefully consider the issues and concerns of boomers and older voters.  As a reminder, AARP is strictly non-partisan and we never endorse candidates.

Historically, Mainers 50+ represents the strongest voting demographic in the state.  As our state director, Lori Parham, recently said "AARP Maine stands ready to work with current and future lawmakers to find viable long-term solutions that make sense for Mainers and their families.  As the oldest state per capita with 50 people turning 65 every day, the issues pertinent to Maine's older and most active voting demographic should be a top priority in the 2014 elections.”

 

Click here to listen to Parham discuss the survey on Maine Public Broadcasting Network's radio news program, Maine Things Considered.

Volunteer State President, Rich Livingston had the opportunity to discuss the survey as well, with television news station, WMTW:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt3j5qq4JaU&list=UUqvtjfI2zzRl_2W_KpEnuMg[/youtube]

Both programs aired on 7/22/2014

For a copy of the complete 2014 AARP Survey of Maine Registered Voters Age 50 and Older: http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/advocacy/info-2014/maine-registered-voters-issues-concerns.html

“AARP Maine stands ready to work with current and future lawmakers to find viable long-term solutions that make sense for Mainers and their families. As the oldest state per capita with 50 people turning 65 every day, the issues pertinent to Maine’s older and most active voting demographic should be a top priority in the 2014 elections.” - See more at: https://states.aarp.org/aarp-maine-releases-results-of-2014-registered-voter-survey/#sthash.5DcK0rbx.dpuf

“AARP Maine stands ready to work with current and future lawmakers to find viable long-term solutions that make sense for Mainers and their families. As the oldest state per capita with 50 people turning 65 every day, the issues pertinent to Maine’s older and most active voting demographic should be a top priority in the 2014 elections.” - See more at: https://states.aarp.org/aarp-maine-releases-results-of-2014-registered-voter-survey/#sthash.5DcK0rbx.dpuf

“AARP Maine stands ready to work with current and future lawmakers to find viable long-term solutions that make sense for Mainers and their families. As the oldest state per capita with 50 people turning 65 every day, the issues pertinent to Maine’s older and most active voting demographic should be a top priority in the 2014 elections.” - See more at: https://states.aarp.org/aarp-maine-releases-results-of-2014-registered-voter-survey/#sthash.5DcK0rbx.dpuf
“AARP Maine stands ready to work with current and future lawmakers to find viable long-term solutions that make sense for Mainers and their families. As the oldest state per capita with 50 people turning 65 every day, the issues pertinent to Maine’s older and most active voting demographic should be a top priority in the 2014 elections.” - See more at: https://states.aarp.org/aarp-maine-releases-results-of-2014-registered-voter-survey/#sthash.5DcK0rbx.dpuf

“AARP Maine stands ready to work with current and future lawmakers to find viable long-term solutions that make sense for Mainers and their families. As the oldest state per capita with 50 people turning 65 every day, the issues pertinent to Maine’s older and most active voting demographic should be a top priority in the 2014 elections.” - See more at: https://states.aarp.org/aarp-maine-releases-results-of-2014-registered-voter-survey/#sthash.5DcK0rbx.dpuf

“AARP Maine stands ready to work with current and future lawmakers to find viable long-term solutions that make sense for Mainers and their families. As the oldest state per capita with 50 people turning 65 every day, the issues pertinent to Maine’s older and most active voting demographic should be a top priority in the 2014 elections.” - See more at: https://states.aarp.org/aarp-maine-releases-results-of-2014-registered-voter-survey/#sthash.5DcK0rbx.dpuf

“AARP Maine stands ready to work with current and future lawmakers to find viable long-term solutions that make sense for Mainers and their families. As the oldest state per capita with 50 people turning 65 every day, the issues pertinent to Maine’s older and most active voting demographic should be a top priority in the 2014 elections.” - See more at: https://states.aarp.org/aarp-maine-releases-results-of-2014-registered-voter-survey/#sthash.5DcK0rbx.dpuf

 

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