Comments for: Official: 85 percent of elders abused in Maine never report it

Posted Dec. 11, 2012, at 12:13 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 11, 2012, at 4:16 p.m.

BANGOR | Like many elderly people who have saved for their retirements, Meredith Purcell’s 89-year-old mother thought she was set for life. Now she’s living on her meager Social Security income of $1,300 a month — barely enough to pay for her home in a low-income housing project. According …


This story was updated to reflect that Meredith Purcell now lives on $1,300 a month Social Security income, not $1,100, according to the Attorney General’s office.

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