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 …

AARP Maine’s Televised Fraud Forum Airs Sept. 21st

Posted on 09/14/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Maine Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money every year. In fact, it is estimated that in the United States, someone’s identity is stolen every two seconds. If you can spot fraud, you can stop fraud. There are simple steps each of us can take to protect ourselves and our families from these crimes. AARP is proud to be a leader in the fight to combat fraud everywhere, and right here in Maine, too. …

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 …

Giving Back – AARP Maine at Preble Street for Annual Day of Service

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maine | Volunteering AARP’s Annual Day of Service – Giving Back Across the Country Each year on September 11th, every AARP office across the country closes its doors and we all participate in a Day of Service, donating a full work day to a designated project in our own communities. Here in Maine, for the second year in a row our office has selected Preble Street Resource Center where we work alongside the remarkable people who prepare and serve meals there three times …

MPBN Radio Features Poignant Maine Caregiving Story

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maine The first in a series of three stories on caregiving aired 9/12 on MPBN’s radio news program Maine Things Considered presents the first in a series of stories from caregivers in Maine. 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 you a caregiver?  Like many in Maine, we face considerable challenges which is why AARP created an online resource called the AARP Caregiver Resource Center.  www.aarp.org/caregiving for more information.   Please listen …

September is Hunger Action Month: You Can Help

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Maine | Volunteering Combating Hunger in Maine One person going hungry in Maine is one person too many.  Ours is a state with a far-flung population and many who live here are on low or fixed incomes.  In fact, one third of Mainers 65+ rely on Social Security for 100 percent of their income, just over $1000 per month. The economic downtown of the last several years hit many retirees hard. They’ve watched their savings dwindle or even disappear and, depending on their …