Changes to the Property Tax Fairness Credit May Impact You

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family | Local Resources | Maine CHANGES TO THE PROPERTY TAX FAIRNESS CREDIT MAY IMPACT YOU   Are you a low to moderate income individual? Do you pay a significant amount of your income for rent and/or property tax? If so, 2014 changes to the state of Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit may impact you.   You may receive a larger credit than you received last year, may receive a credit even if you were not eligible last year and, in some instances, no longer be eligible …

Your Turn to Ask the Candidates: MPBN’s Maine Calling

Posted on 09/28/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Maine Voters 50+ and the 2014 Election Across party lines, voters 50 and older worry that a secure future will be out of reach. They want candidates to focus on improving their financial security, as they think their incomes have not kept up with their cost of living—especially health costs, taxes and retirement security. The overwhelming majority of 50-plus voters want to live independently as they age, and they see this as a critical election issue. MPBN’s radio call-in program Maine Calling …

Listen to MPBN’s Radio Series on Caregiving

Posted on 09/27/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maine Caregivers in Maine and the Challenges They Face:   The second story in MPBN’s Maine Things Considered caregiving series focuses on Janice Miller who cared for her husband, George, during his battle with ALS.  Please listen to the remarkable story of how friends and neighbors stepped in to help the Millers face their challenges.     The first story in this caregiving series aired 9/12 on MPBN.  This first broadcast features a mother and daughter from Windham who face distinct challenges. http://news.mpbn.net/post/desire-age-place-presents-challenges-maine-caregivers Are …

AARP Maine and WVOM’s Senior Talk: Innovative Radio Programs

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family | Maine         Did you know?  AARP Maine is a proud sponsor of Senior Talk, an innovative radio program on WVOM hosted by award-winning host, Carol Higgins Taylor.  Now in it’s 11th year, Senior Talk brings the issues that matter to you and your family right into your car or living room radio every weekend.  The shows air twice: 6:30 AM on Saturdays and at 8:00 PM on Sundays.  You can also hear podcasts of every show, too.   …

Guest Feature: National Preparedness Month

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Maine September is National Preparedness Month, but Maine is always prepared   The following was submitted to AARP Maine by Richard Higgins, Individual Assistance Officer/State VAL Maine Emergency Management Agency   National Preparedness Month is an annual national campaign in September to remind people to prepare themselves, their communities, and their workplaces for any kind of emergency event or disaster. We’re glad to have a whole month that highlights the importance of being prepared, but it’s just as important every other …

Volunteer Opportunity! AARP Driver Safety Coordinator in Maine

Posted on 09/11/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family | Maine | Volunteering We’re recruiting!!  We are looking for our next Maine State Coordinator for AARP’s Driver Safety Program. AARP Driver Safety (ADS) is seeking a highly qualified person to serve as the Maine State Coordinator. This is an unpaid volunteer position which requires both a commitment to the policies and direction of Driver Safety, and the ability to use effective leadership skills to advance the program at the state level. We are seeking a qualified volunteer leader with the ability and initiative to meet new …