Forum Helps Seniors Understand Potential Impact Of State Budget Cuts 

The governor’s proposed two-year budget has drawn the ire of many around the state.Wednesday in Hallowell, the AARP held an educational forum at Spectrum Generations where they outlined the impact that some the budget cuts would have on Maine seniors.Under the governor’s plan, the Drugs for the Elderly Program would be eliminated. That program serves 80,000 Maine seniors.Cuts to Medicare Part-B would eliminate that program for another 40,000 seniors.Organizers of the forum say if these cuts were to pass, seniors would have some difficult decisions to make. Another educational forum for seniors is being held Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. at Spectrum Generations on Gold Street in Waterville.