Tips to Stay Safe From Fraud – Televised Forum on Sat. Nov. 22nd

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? Tune in on Saturday, November 22nd at 12:00 noon for a special 30-minute televised forum on WFVX Fox 22 out of Bangor.  AARP Maine Communications Director, Jane Margesson, leads the discussion on …

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 …

AARP Maine Wraps Up Tour, Ready to Work with New Legislature, Governor

Posted on 11/4/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Maine | Press     MEDIA RELEASE November 4, 2014 CONTACT: Jane Margesson: AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628   Lori Parham: AARP Maine State Director (207) 400-1026 or   AARP Maine Engages Thousands in Voter Engagement Tour, Stands Ready to Work with New Legislature, Governor   25 Non-Partisan Community Conversations Held Across the State Reveal Financial Security and Health Concerns Top Priorities for Maine’s Most Active Voting Demographic   PORTLAND: AARP Maine wraps up their statewide Voter Engagement Tour on …

Goal: Support Aging in Place

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Maine Nearly 4 in 5 Mainers age 50-plus say it is extremely or very important to remain at home as they age, a recent AARP survey found. In response, AARP Maine is urging lawmakers to support respite for caregivers and other services that can help people age in place rather than moving into a long-term care facility.  “Maine people have spoken, and they have been clear: Staying in their home and community for as long as possible is their preference,” said …