URGENT! If you were scammed and sent payment via Western Union, you may be able to get your money back.

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IMPORTANT NEWS! Attorney General Janet Mills requests all Mainers who were scammed out of money and asked to utilize Western Union as a payment method to contact her office as they may be eligible for restitution payments. Under a recent settlement with the federal government consumers may be eligible for some restitution if the payments were sent between 1/1/2004 and 1/19/17. In January, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement it made with Western Union that will require them to …

AARP Applauds Withdrawal of Health Bill

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AARP Applauds Withdrawal of Health Bill Press Center, March 24, 2017 Media Contacts: AARP Media Relations, media@aarp.org, 202-434-2560, @AARPMedia WASHINGTON, DC  — In a statement today, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond applauded the withdrawal of the House health care legislation that would have harmed millions of older Americans and their families: “The leadership’s decision to withdraw the bill from consideration proves that the voices of Americans are very powerful. This harmful legislation would have added an Age Tax on older …

Free Shredding and Medicine Disposal Events Coming Up in Maine Communities!

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Scams and frauds are on the rise, but Mainers can take active steps to protect themselves and their families!  AARP Maine is once again collaborating with the Maine Sheriff’s Association to host free shredding events and medicine disposal events.  Please join us and bring your friends and family! Would you like to volunteer with us for one of these events?  Shredding events are fun, too!  Call Jane at 1-866-554-5380 or email me@aarp.org for information. SHRED IT! Bring all sensitive paperwork that includes account …

Join Atty. General Janet Mills at Fraud Prevention Event 3/24 in Portland!

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Please join us!  AARP Maine and People’s United Bank are hosting an open house on Friday, March 24th from 11-1PM featuring special guest Maine Attorney General, The Honorable Janet Mills.  We are teaming up to fight fraud in Maine and we hope you will stop in at the People’s United Bank at 467 Congress Street in Portland. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aarp-fraud-watch-network-with-maine-attorney-general-janet-mills-tickets-32539975944 **Parking at Elm Street Garage will be validated** **Refreshments will be served** The event will include demonstrations of a unique, interactive …

AARP Maine Attending Upcoming PUC Mtgs on Basic Landline Telephone Deregulation

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  DATE: March 16, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:      Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org         AARP Maine Attending PUC Community Meetings on Deregulation of Basic Landline Telephone Service in 5 Towns, Urges Outreach to Local Residents   PORTLAND: Beginning this spring, FairPoint customers in five of Maine’s most populous towns will start to see changes in their basic landline telephone service as new deregulation measures are rolled out.  The changes can be …

UMaine, AARP Maine, Release Report on Fiscal Impact of Insufficient Retirement Savings

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  DATE: March 14, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:      Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org                  University of Maine, AARP Maine Report on Fiscal Impact of Insufficient Retirement Savings Improved Retirement Savings for Workers Could Save the State $15.6 Million by 2032   PORTLAND: New research by the University of Maine commissioned by AARP Maine reveals the fiscal impact of inadequate retirement savings in the state.  “The Fiscal Implications …

Upcoming FairPoint Dereg Mtgs in Cape Elizabeth, Gorham, Waterville, Kennebunk, Scarborough

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AARP Maine Attending PUC Community Meetings on Deregulation of Basic Landline Telephone Service in 5 Towns, Urges Outreach to Local Residents   PORTLAND: Beginning this spring, FairPoint customers in five of Maine’s most populous towns will start to see changes in their landline telephone service as new deregulation measures are rolled out.  The changes can be confusing. AARP Maine is working to ensure that local residents are aware of the meetings and have access to information about the changes and …

Age-Friendly Maine Continues to Grow as Castine Joins the Network

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Communities across Maine, large and small, face a formidable challenge: How to meet the growing needs of their residents as they age.  While we hear of “snowbirds” going south for the winter, many Mainers reside here year-round and others are considering Maine as a place to retire. Maine towns would benefit from looking ahead to develop strategies that support age-friendly communities where there are adequate housing and transportation options, and opportunities for older Mainers to participate in community and civic …

Message from Our State Director!

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2017 started off with a bang. Our team of staff and volunteers has worked tirelessly to protect programs that impact 50+ Mainers at the state and federal levels. We implemented new programming in many communities in an effort to connect more directly with our members. We expanded our Age-Friendly Community Network to 30 communities across Maine and we continue to boast more age-friendly communities than any other state in the nation! As you will see, much of this year’s advocacy …

AARP Opposes Health Care Bill

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In a statement this week, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond announced AARP’s opposition to the House plan that would make changes to our current health care system, such as shortening the life of Medicare, hiking costs for those who can least afford higher insurance premiums, risking seniors’ ability to live independently, and giving tax breaks to big drug companies and health insurance companies: “AARP opposes this legislation, as introduced, that would weaken Medicare, leaving the door open to a …