AARP Recognizes the Almost 200,000 Caregivers in Maine

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maine   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2014   Contact: Lori Parham AARP Maine State Director 400-1026 or   NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH AARP Recognizes Remarkable Silent Army of Mainers; Launches “I Heart Caregivers”   ***Audio and video available***   PORTLAND –November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 42 million Americans, almost 200,000 in Maine, who help care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – as …

Medicare Open Enrollment 10/15 – 12/7

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maine Medicare Open Enrollment runs from 10/15 – 12/7.  This is a once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your plan!    Medicare open enrollment, which begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, is the one time each year when you can make changes to get the health and drug coverage that fit you best. Your needs and Medicare plan benefits can change over time, so use the open enrollment period to compare your options and if necessary, switch to …

Tips to Stay Safe From Fraud – Check out our Informative Video

Posted on 11/21/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Maine | Volunteering Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen.  Fraud and scams rob Americans of billions of dollars every year. We’re fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Would you like to learn tips on how to keep yourself and your family safe from the scam artists’ latest tricks? See the televised 30-minute televised forum which originally aired on WFVX Fox 22 out of Bangor.  AARP Maine Communications Director, Jane Margesson, leads the discussion on identity theft, lottery scams, online fraud and much …

I Heart Caregivers – Please Share Your Story

Posted on 11/21/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maine Every day, a silent and remarkable army of Americans performs a great labor of love: Caring for aging parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and friends so they can remain in their own homes.  They are on duty 24/7, and often they cannot take a break. Yet they wouldn’t have it any other way. These caregivers are truly unsung heroes. Many caregivers face enormous challenges.  For some it is hard to keep a job.  For others, it is a daily struggle just to get …

Tune in for an AARP Maine Elections Wrap-up!

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Maine Tune in!  This weekend on WVOM FM, AARP Maine’s Lori Parham and John Hessessy give an elections wrap-up on Senior Talk hosted by Carol Higgins Taylor. Now that the elections are over, AARP Maine discusses what the results will mean for older Mainers.  Learn about AARP’s legislative priorities, which are partly based on survey results from 2,000 registered voters in Maine.  You can listen to podcasts from previously recorded programs, too! Image: istock

Learn How to Save Money and Make Smart Choices w/ Jean Chatzky

Posted on 11/6/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events | Maine | Money & Work If you would like to learn how to save money and make smart choices, whether you are a retiree or just thinking about retiring, tune in to hear Jean Chatzky on “Senior Talk” on WVOM FM.  The program is now available by podcast. Jean Chatzky, AARP’s financial ambassador, is a best-selling author and an award-winning personal finance journalist. She is the finance editor for NBC’s Today show and the host of Cash Call With Jean Chatzky on RLTV.  Jean believes knowing how to manage money is one …