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AARP Maine, Alzheimer’s Assoc. Maine Chapter, MS Society and MCOA Celebrate Maine Family Caregivers Month
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By Cathleen MacCaul, Advocacy Director, AARP Washington
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by  Susan Reinhard, Jean Accius, Lynda Flowers and Ari Houser
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(Ridgeland, MS) – Mississippi ranks 48 th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, and AARP warns much more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands.  Despite the ranking, Mississippi has seen growth in key areas. Those areas are:
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New Hampshire ranks #47 when it comes to offering services that help keep people in their homes and communities as they age.  AARP warns more must be done – at an accelerated pace – to meet changing demographic demands.  New Hampshire’s long-term care system needs serious overhaul in order to give people the care they want, in the setting of their choices, at a lesser price.  Nearly all – 95% -- of New Hampshire residents say they want to age at home, and not a nursing home.
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The story of public policy in Pennsylvania in 2015 began with new occupants of three of the most important positions in the Commonwealth’s political structure – Governor Tom Wolf, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, and House Majority Leader Dave Reed.  They took on the leading roles in the on-again, off-again state budget drama that played out over the course of the year, beginning with the Governor’s budget address in March.
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The state legislative session begins soon and here is AARP Oregon's priorities. We can use your help. If you are interested in our advocacy efforts, sign up for regular updates at aarp.org/getinvolved.
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Below is AARP testimony presented on Nov. 13 to state senators who serve on the Aging Nebraskans Task Force regarding the need for an Aging and Disability Resource Center to serve older Nebraskans and their families. This issue will be a top legislative priority for AARP Nebraska in 2015. For more information, contact Mark Intermill at mintermill@aarp.org or 1-866-389-5651 toll free.
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November is National Family Caregiver Month, and AARP Mississippi will highlight the need to support caregivers and those for whom they care.
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