Frank Abagnale’s Fraud Prevention Speech at USM Now Available

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Just a few weeks ago, AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador, Frank Abagnale, spoke to a sell-out crowd at USM in Portland about scam and fraud prevention. Abagnale, who has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists for more than four decades, provided his expert knowledge on scams, and identity theft.  He also shared details about his amazing story which was made into a movie called “Catch Me If You Can” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks based on Abagnale’s book …

Time to Nominate Your Volunteers for AARP Maine’s Annual Award!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2017   Contact: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director 207-229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   AARP MAINE SEEKS “ANDRUS AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE” NOMINEES Annual Award Recognizes Volunteers Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community   PORTLAND: AARP Maine is seeking nominations for its 2017 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors those individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.  The annual award is named …

AARP Maine Hosts Annual Day at the State House

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RELEASE: May 16, 2017 Contact:      Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org     AARP Maine Hosts Annual Day at the State House Focus on Maine Age-Friendly Communities   AUGUSTA: AARP Maine hosted their annual Day at the State House today with a focus on Maine’s 37 community participants in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities (NAFC).  The Day at the State House offered the opportunity for AARP members and volunteers to meet and greet legislators, attend …

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, …

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! In April, we worked with the County Sheriff’s Offices in Augusta, Bangor and Portland and together, we shredded over 50,000 pounds this year! Would you like to volunteer with us for one of …

Happy Volunteer Week and Thank you! A msg. from Lori Parham

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Thanking Volunteers Across Maine: A message from Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director Each year during the month of April, we honor volunteers across the country with a special week: National Volunteer Week.  In 2017, this celebratory week of April 23rd-29th offers a wonderful opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers in Maine.  If, as I am, you are lucky enough to work with volunteers, I hope you will join me as we celebrate the accomplishments of these amazing individuals. Dr. Martin …

Fraud Expert Frank Abagnale Speaks to Sell-Out Crowd in Portland

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April 20, 2017 Contact: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   AARP Maine Hosts World Fraud Expert, Frank Abagnale, at Portland Scam Awareness Event 500+ residents, members of law enforcement, state agency reps attend PORTLAND:  AARP Maine held their largest scam awareness event to date this evening, designed to raise awareness about scams and fraud.  The featured speaker was Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., an expert on outsmarting con artists whose story was portrayed in the feature film …

Maine Caregiver Resource Guide: Your Source for Services and Supports

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Our Maine Caregiver Resource Guide is available!  Please send an email to me@aarp.org if you would like us to send you an electronic copy or you can contact us and we’ll send you a hard copy. Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life. You may have become a caregiver suddenly or perhaps your role has evolved over time. No matter where you are in the continuum of caregiving—starting to plan, helping to coordinate a big move, or …

Tuesdays at the Statehouse – Why Not Join Us?

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AARP Maine Tuesdays at the State House is an easy and accessible way for AARP members to be present and comfortable with the workings of the Maine State House.  Would you like to join us?  Every other Tuesday, we get together as a group so we can learn about the inner-workings of the State House, meet our legislators, attend committee hearings and discuss our legislative priorities. Send an email to me@aarp.org and we’ll let you know how to sign up! …

Recap of the American Healthcare Act: Voices of Americans Were Heard

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RECAP of the American Healthcare Act Voices of Americans were heard when the Controversial bill was pulled. by David Frank, Mary C. Hickey, AARP, March 24, 2017 with additional copy provided by AARP Maine The much-anticipated vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) — touted as a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare — was postponed indefinitely on Friday, March 24th, after leaders of the House of Representatives determined they did not have the votes to pass it. AARP, which …