— NEWS RELEASE: October 18, 2018   Contact: Jane Margesson AARP Maine State Director 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org     AARP Maine’s Gubernatorial Candidate Tele-Town Hall Audio Files Now Online  Series of AARP Member Tele-Town Halls Engaged Thousands of Mainers 50+   PORTLAND: AARP Maine recently held a series of tele-town hall forums with three candidates for Governor: 10/2/18 with Janet Mills, 10/9/18 with Terry Hayes and 10/16/18 with Shawn Moody. The audio files from all three tele-town hall forums are now …

— Four Steps to Take During Medicare Open Enrollment Click here to print our flyer: Medicare 2018 Open Enrollment Flyer MAINE Medicare Open Enrollment is the only time of the year when over 290,000 Medicare recipients in Maine can review and make changes to their Medicare coverage. October 15th through December 7th is Medicare Open Enrollment season and any changes you make will be in place on January 1, 2019. During open enrollment you can: Join a Medicare Prescription Drug plan; Switch …

— AARP Idaho will host a statewide telephone town hall on Tuesday, October 16, at 11:00 a.m. (MTN) to discuss timely health insurance issues that affect older Idahoans, such as Medicare open enrollment, Medicare fraud and the new Medicare cards. Dean Cameron, director of the Idaho Department of Insurance, and Shannon Hohl, supervisor of the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors program, will provide up-to-date information about Medicare and answer callers’ questions. Lupe Wissel, AARP state director, will moderate the discussion. Medicare …

— Watch our three part series to hear directly from the candidates on issues critical to 50+Rhode Islanders Remember that AARP is non-partisan, full stop. We do not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns, candidates, or PACs. Our power rests in the fact that our 38 million members VOTE! We asked all major candidates to participate in our voter guide. Each was given the questions in advance and 60 seconds to respond. We did not edit their answers. Full Text …

— Press release from Attorney General Mike Hunter OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in effect for all 77 counties after the state was recently hit by several rounds of heavy rain and storms, causing flooding, tornadoes and damage throughout the state. The law, also referred to as the price gouging statute, triggers automatically after a declaration of emergency and prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent for the price of …

— You’ll be saying “Humbug” too if you miss Scrooge and Tiny Tim in this holiday classic. The Palace Theatre  tradition continues with Charles Dickens’ classic story of Scrooge and Tiny Tim.  And AARP members and their guests receive a $10 per Adult ticket discount.  The discounted performances of A Christmas Carol will be held November 30 through December 23 at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street, in downtown Manchester.  Performances will be held at both 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Known …

— After finding an older woman living in a chicken coop because she couldn’t afford decent housing or health care, a retired educator named Ethel Percy Andrus got angry, then got organized. And in doing so, she radically changed the landscape of America. Ethel Percy Andrus: One Woman Who Changed America is the first comprehensive history of Andrus, the founder of AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. …

— 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. In addition, the debate on October 23rd in Bangor is open to the public to attend, but REGISTRATION is required due to space limitations.  Join us for …

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— Statement from AARP Arizona Concerning Political Ad Sponsored by DSCC and Other Campaigns A political ad that mentions AARP is currently being broadcast in Arizona. AARP did not authorize the DSCC ad and we did not participate in its production. AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. 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 …

— Retail prices for many of the most commonly-used brand name drugs by older adults rocketed upward by an average of 8.4 percent in 2017, outstripping the general inflation rate of 2.1 percent. The annual average cost of therapy for just one brand name drug increased to almost $6,800 in 2017. For more than a decade, brand name drug prices have exceeded the general inflation rate of other consumer goods by a factor of two-fold to more than 100-fold, according to …