Free Shredding and Medicine Disposal Events Coming Up in Bangor, Augusta and Portland!

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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 …

AARP Maine Announces 2017 Legislative Agenda

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  January 3, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:      Amy Gallant (207) 318-0284 agallant@aarp.org Lori Parham (207) 400-1026 lparham@aarp.org     AARP Maine Releases 2017 Legislative Agenda Focus on caregivers, housing, financial security, and affordable utilities for Mainers 50+   PORTLAND: As the 128th legislative session begins, AARP Maine announces its 2017 Legislative Agenda which includes a focus on support for working caregivers, affordable housing, protection of home and community-based services, and equitable utility rates.   “On behalf of our more than …

Fraud Watch – Freeze Out Identity Theft!

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Did you know? This Maine law can help protect your identity – for free! Each of us has a credit report which compiles our credit history – bank loans, credit cards mortgages, etc. – into one place.  This credit report is used by banks and lenders to determine our worthiness as borrowers. Before buying a house or a car, for example, the bank will examine your credit report. Every report contains our credit history and status of any loans. Depending on activity, …

Fun Upcoming Social Events from AARP Maine

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Our calendar is packed between now and March, which means we can’t wait to see you! Join us at any (or all!) of these upcoming events! Clicking on the link for each event will take you to the registration page. Let us know you’re coming! December Thursday, 12/15: Portland On Tap — Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland — 4:00PM-6:00PM Friday, 12/16: Portland Free Coffee Friday — Arabica Coffee, Portland — 7:00AM-9:00AM Saturday, 12/17: Wassailing In The Woods — Scarborough Marsh, …

Holiday Greeting from State Director Lori Parham

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Season’s Greetings from AARP Maine, As 2016 comes to a close, I am happy to share our latest member newsletter with you. It has been quite a year for AARP in Maine. 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 24 communities …

Ring in the Holidays with a Free Beer or Coffee with AARP Maine

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Join us! Have a beer or coffee on us. Meet us at one of our On-Tap and Coffee events in Augusta, Bangor, or Portland and find out what AARP is doing in your community. Email me@aarp.org to RSVP to any of these events. Bangor On-Tap and Coffee 4:30–7:00 p.m. | Dec. 8 Geaghan’s Tap Room, 24 Abbott Street, Brewer 8:00–10:00 a.m. |Dec. 9 Bagel Central, 33 Central Street, Bangor Portland On-Tap and Coffee 4:00–6:00 p.m. |Dec. 15 RiRa, 72 Commercial Street, Portland 8:00–10:00 a.m. …

Fraud Watch Wednesday Scam Alert 10/26

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10/26 SCAM ALERT As the value of gold rises, gold coin scams rise with it. A tried and true way gold coin con artists find their victims is through cold calling. A caller may try to convince you that buying gold coins is a hot investment and that you can double or triple your money practically overnight. The caller may send coins, but they will be nowhere near the value you paid for them. Professional gold coin dealers don’t make …

Fraud Watch Wednesday Scam Alert 10/19

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The US Postal Service and Department of Justice are warning people about mass mailing scams. These mailings appear to be personalized but they are actually mass-produced form letters promising wealth or good fortune. They inform you, for example, that you’ve won a big prize but you have to pay processing fees or taxes to claim it. Never send money to receive sweepstakes or lottery winnings – consumers are never required to pay money to receive these kinds of awards. If …

AARP Maine HONORS SEARSPORT RESIDENT WITH ANNUAL VOLUNTEER AWARD

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AARP Maine Announces Winner of Annual Andrus Award for Community Service Honor Goes to Volunteer Fire Fighter and Searsport Resident, Frank Whiting PORTLAND: AARP Maine announced today that retired volunteer fire fighter and Searsport resident, Frank Whiting, is the winner of the 2016 Andrus Award named in honor of AARP’s founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. The Andrus Award celebrates and honors individuals who make a difference in the lives of others, and it is the most prestigious and visible award …

Fraud Watch Wednesday Scam Alert 10/12

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10/12 SCAM ALERT It pays to look closely at your credit card statement. You may see a “test charge” – a small charge, like $1. It may seem insignificant but it could be a sign that a scammer has stolen your credit card and is testing it with a small amount to see if it works. Some merchants legitimately place a test charge on your account – like gas stations and hotels; these charges eventually drop off. But if you …