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The CARE Act: Helping Family Caregivers From Hospital to Home

In preparing Mom’s medication, my 90 year old Pop would fill a syringe using the light of the kitchen window to see if the amount of dosage was correct.

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A family caregiver love story

More than half a century ago, Don and Elvira met while teaching school in a little town in Kansas. They built their life together, moving to Colorado, raising two daughters, and now have two grandchildren.

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Can you afford the health care you need?

Imagine this: You’ve been unemployed for a year and, as a result, don’t have health insurance. You have Type-2 Diabetes. You need blood tests, but they cost $600 and you can’t afford that.

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There will be no retirement for me

Meet Jeff and Capi Saxton. Jeff is a bookbinder and Capi manages a small fabric and sewing supply store. Now in their 50s, they’ve found it hard to save for retirement. “There will be no retirement for me.” Jeff says, “I’ll always have to work.”

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How we’re fighting for you in 2016

This month, as state legislative sessions start kicking-off across the country, AARP too will go to work— fighting for you and your family.

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AARP Maine honors Wells caregiver with Portrait of Care

On Saturday, Dec. 12, AARP Maine honored Wells resident Amy Madge with a Portrait of Care at The Whitney Galleries. Madge is one of 53 caregivers nationwide to receive a hand-painted Portrait of Care from AARP. She is among 40 million Americans – 178,000 from Maine – who help older parents, spouses and other loved […]

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