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

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Maine | Volunteering Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Every year, scammers steal billions of dollars from millions of Americans.  We’re fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Let’s work together to stop these fraudsters in their tracks. 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 airs on Saturday, January 24th at noon on WFVX Fox 22 out of Bangor.  AARP Maine Communications …

Choosing Wisely Community Forum in Portland

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events | Maine Choosing Wisely: Making Better Health Care Choices for You & Your Family A Community Forum Join “At Home on Munjoy Hill” (AHOM) & Maine Quality Counts on Sunday, Feb 8, 2-4PM East End School, 195 North St, Portland Bring a friend, bring your family, and join us for an engaging discussion! The U.S. spends more on health care than any other developed country – and gets worse results. At the same time, we know that as patients, we sometimes ask …

Greater Portland AARP Tax-Aide Sites (NOTE: AARP Office is NOT a Site This Year)

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Local Resources | Maine **Please note that AARP Maine’s State Office at 1685 Congress Street is NOT serving as an AARP Tax-Aide site in 2015.   The following are the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Tax Preparation Sites/ Locations/ Times for the Greater Portland Area from 1/31/2015 to 4/15/2015.   For sites in other parts of Maine, please go to www.aarp.org/taxaide   Monday:          South Portland City Hall, 9 to last appointment 5PM. 207-699-4280 (WI) American Legion Hall, Yarmouth, 12 – 4. 207-829-4675 Tuesday:         Gorham  St. Anne’s Church, 9 to last app’t …

AARP Maine’s Press Release on Our Legislative Agenda

Posted on 01/5/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Maine | Press January 5, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lori Parham (207) 400-1026 lparham@aarp.org Jane Margesson (207) 229-5628 jmargesson@aarp.org AARP Maine Releases 2015 Legislative Agenda Focus on health and financial security for Mainers 50+ PORTLAND: With the 127th legislative session just underway, AARP Maine is releasing today their 2015 legislative agenda which includes a focus on health and long-term care, consumer protections, financial security, livable communities and certain tax reforms. Of note is AARP Maine’s support of the proposals under the KeepMEHome …

Protect Your Identity From Thieves

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Maine | Money & Work Identity theft is a major concern for Mainers age 50-plus, yet many do not take precautions to reduce their risk. According to a 2014 AARP state survey, 4 out of 10 registered Maine voters age 50-plus have encountered a scam or know someone who has in the past five years. A 2014 AARP national study of identity theft shows that many Americans are not taking precautions to reduce their risk: 52 percent do not check their free credit report each …

AARP Maine Announces Legislative Priorities for 2015

Posted on 12/23/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Maine AARP Maine 2015 Legislative Priorities   KeepMEHome AARP supports the proposals under the KeepMEHome Initiative aimed at helping older Mainers age in place including: An affordable Housing bond to provide affordable housing to middle income seniors; Property Tax relief for older Mainers; Increased pay for direct care workers.   Health & Long-Term Care AARP supports access to affordable, efficient long-term care services that promote consumer independence and choice. We will work to ensure that: Maine people without health coverage, including …