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Lindsey Kartaszewicz

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Sharing the AARP Maine Survey Results

Posted on 07/25/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

You spoke up and we’re listening! After conducting a statewide telephone survey of 2,000 Maine registered voters age 50+, AARP Maine was able to gain valuable insight concerning the issues which are of greatest concern to older adults in our state. These issues include: Age-friendly communities, support for caregivers, financial security, and consumer protection. We were not surprised to find that Mainers wish to stay in their homes and communities as they age and have financial security in later life.  …

Exciting New Discount for AARP Members in Maine!

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

At AARP believe that no one’s possibilities should ever be limited by their age. We constantly strive to help people realize their goals and dreams. Have you ever dreamed of learning to sail on Maine’s lakes or off the rocky coast? AARP Maine is excited to announce a new agreement with SailMaine that will allow AARP members to take their fun and educational sailing courses at a discounted rate! SailMaine is a nonprofit community sailing center located on the Portland …

AARP Maine Welcomes New Outreach Director

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

The AARP Maine State Office is excited to announce that Japhet Els has joined the team as Outreach Director. Japhet has more than ten years of experience in grassroots campaigns and communications and is eager to utilize his knowledge and skills with AARP Maine. As Outreach Director, Japhet will be responsible for engaging AARP members, volunteers, policymakers, and other community partners on issues that impact Mainers 50+ and their families. Working on a political campaign in 2003, Japhet became fascinated …

Celebrating National Pride Month In Maine

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

   The cities of Portland and Bangor Maine are holding festivals in honor of June being National Pride Month, and AARP Maine will be at both! At our booth, we will be focusing on how AARP can better serve the LGBT community in Maine. We want to honor our LGBT members as well as hear your feedback. What are we doing well? What could AARP Maine do to better serve the LGBT community in Maine? Please stop by and give …

June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

It is a disturbing fact that millions of Americans have experienced some form of elder abuse, and it is still happening. Too many older Americans are being abused, neglected, or exploited by someone they thought they could trust. With World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Sunday June 15th, it is time to acknowledge this serious issue and speak up to help put an end to elder abuse. As with other types of abuse, the majority of elder abuse cases go …

Celebrating Older American’s Month in Maine

Posted on 05/23/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Older Americans Month and the Programs That Make a Difference in Our Communities May is Older Americans Month and this is certainly something to celebrate.  Enacted in 1965, The Older Americans Act was the first federal government initiative to provide broad-based assistance to older adults that would help them stay in their own homes and communities for as long as possible.  If you have ever been a caregiver for an aging loved one, you probably know how much they cherish …