Author and Scam Prevention Expert Frank Abagnale in Portland 4/20

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AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale offers lessons on avoiding scams and protecting against fraud and ID theft ONE NIGHT ONLY! AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale, who has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists for more than four decades, will offer his expert knowledge to the general public at a free event at USM in Portland on April 20th.  Registration is required and we urge you to register early before we sell out: c Abagnale, who …

Join Us for the Caregiver Tax Credit Public Hearing on 2/27

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AARP Maine is pleased to support a Caregiver Tax Credit, which would provide an income tax credit of up to $2,500 for eligible caregiver expenses for family caregivers earning less than $75,000 ($150,000 for a couple). The first step in the process is a public hearing. The Taxation Committee will hold a public hearing for the Caregiver Tax Credit on Monday, February 27th beginning at 1:00pm. We welcome our members to join us for the public hearing to demonstrate to …

AARP Launches Campaign Urging Opposition to “Age Tax”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 15, 2017 CONTACT: AARP Media, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARPMedia AARP Launches Campaign Urging Opposition to “Age Tax” Congressional Proposal Would Charge Older Americans Thousands of Dollars More for Health Insurance Washington, DC —AARP today launched a campaign against the “age tax,” a proposed unfair penalty on older adults that would line the pockets of big insurance companies, allowing them to charge older Americans over $3,000 more than they currently pay per year. .AARP launched a new series …

News Release: AARP Maine Responds to State of the State Address

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/07/2017 Contact:          Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director lparham@aarp.org 400-1026 Amy Gallant, AARP Maine Advocacy Director agallant@aarp.org 318-0284   AARP Maine Responds to Governor’s 2017 State-of-the-State Address: Raises Concerns of Mainers 50+ and Offers Policy Solutions   PORTLAND: AARP Maine is responding tonight to Governor Paul LePage’s State of the State address delivered this evening in Augusta. “Given Maine is the oldest state, AARP Maine appreciates the Governor’s concern for older Mainers,” said Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director. “However, policies that …

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. …