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 …

AARP Gives ‘Champion of the 50+’ Award to Senator Collins

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2016 Contact: Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director jmargesson@aarp.org or (207) 229-5628     AARP Gives ‘Champion of the 50+’ Award to Senator Collins for Important Work on Issues Impacting Age 50+ American Families     BANGOR – Today AARP announced US Senator Susan Collins as a recipient of the 2016 of the “Champion of the 50+” legislative leadership award for her significant achievements during the 114th Congress that benefit the lives of the …

State Legislative Candidates Support Pledge to Release Senior Affordable Housing Bond

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Media Alert: For Immediate Release October 6, 2015 Contact: Greg Payne, Maine Affordable Housing Coalition, 756-0751   Aging, Housing and Construction Sector Leaders Release List of More Than 160 State Legislative Candidates Supporting Pledge to Release Senior Affordable Housing Bond   PORTLAND – More than 160 candidates for the 128th Maine Legislature – Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike – have signed a pledge to support legislation which would release the proceeds of the voter-approved Senior Affordable Housing Bond, if Governor …

Fraud Watch Wednesday Scam Alert 10/5

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10/5 SCAM ALERT Beware of online dating scams. Con artists set up fake profiles and lure people in with made-up stories. Now they are conning their victims into committing online bank fraud. Once they establish a “relationship” with a victim, these scammers come up with reasons to ask their new love interest to set up a bank account. The scammers then transfer stolen money into the account and get their victims to wire the money out of the country. The …

Volunteers Needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE PROGRAM Nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service   AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers in Maine for the upcoming tax filing season by recruiting interested individuals.  Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that, during the tax season, offers free tax filing help to those who need it most, especially to adults 50 and older. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment.  There …

Maine Leads the U.S. on Age-Friendly Communities!

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Leading the U.S. on Age-Friendly Communities: More than 20% of the towns and municipalities that have joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities are right here in Maine! Thanks to the collaborative efforts of community leaders, AARP Maine, citizen activists, elected officials and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, Maine now boasts 22 towns that have joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly communities.  When we work together, we can help cities, towns and neighborhoods become great places for people of all ages. …