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AARP Maine celebrates the Credit Freeze and CARE Act

After a long, challenging legislative session, AARP Maine is proud of the successful results which will have a positive impact on Mainers in 2015 and in the years to come. A highlight for AARP Maine was the passage of two bills that volunteers and staff strongly advocated for this session. An identity theft prevention bill, […]

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Nov. 3, vote YES on Question 2 for affordable senior housing

By Amy Gallant Last spring, a woman in her 80’s called an affordable housing developer because she needed to move into a more accessible and affordable home, and she was told she would have to wait for 5 or 6 years. She said, I don’t have that kind of time to wait, and hung up. […]

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AARP Fraud Watch Network turns tables on con artists

MAINE — The AARP Fraud Watch Network lit up the phone lines on September 17th in Boston as part of a “Reverse Boiler Room,” dialing hundreds of people to warn them about two leading “imposter scams” hitting thousands of Mainers. Borrowing a favorite tactic of con artists, AARP Fraud Watch Network staff and volunteers operated […]

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Protect retirement investors, close ERISA loophole

Surveys have shown that Americans understandably assume that all advisers are already required to act in their best interest under the “fiduciary” standard.

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Maine elder care provider to discontinue service

PORTLAND, Maine — One of Maine’s largest providers of personal care support for the elderly and disabled has announced that it is ending service in Maine. The Portland Press Herald reports that MAS Home Care of Maine said Wednesday that as of July 29, it will be discontinuing the home care services it provides that receive […]

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Maine to step into debate over ‘death-with-dignity’ laws

AUGUSTA — A divisive national debate over whether dying patients should have the power to end their own lives will sweep into Maine this week when the Republican-controlled state Senate begins to consider so-called “death-with-dignity” legislation. Sen. Roger Katz’s bill, which the Republican from Augusta says the Senate could take up as early as Monday, […]

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