Honoring Frances Perkins – An Incredible New England Legacy

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Maine This month we celebrate the 79th anniversary of Social Security being signed into law. Since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, the program has helped millions of Americans and that number only continues to grow. Most Americans are aware of Social Security and likely know someone who benefits from it, but few know of the woman that was instrumental in the creation and passage of Social Security- Frances Perkins. Though Frances Perkins was born in …

Happy 79th Anniversary Social Security!

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Maine | Money & Work Just last month we celebrated the 49th anniversary of Medicare. On August 14th we are celebrate another program that has helped millions of Americans since its creation- Social Security! Today Social Security continues to help hundreds of thousands of Mainers, of all ages. There are approximately 314,392 Social Security beneficiaries in Maine,  many of whom rely on the program for their sole source of income. In fact, a report from the Center on Budget and Public Priorities reports that in …

A New Phone Scam Targeting Mainers

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family | Maine | Money & Work “Don’t hang up!” This is how the latest scam call begins, and the scam artists are hoping it will end with your giving them your money. Many Mainers have reported receiving a phone call in which they are told not to hang up and that AARP is making available a senior alert system. The caller also says that you have been referred to the program by a physician and if you buy into the program, you will receive $3,000 in …

Grandparents Day with the Portland Sea Dogs! Discounted Tix!!

Posted on 08/7/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events | Maine Ready for some fun at a discount?  August 30th is Grandparents Day with the Portland Sea Dogs and you can get tickets at a great discount if you are an AARP member!   Just click here for all the details: https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=104195&PromoCode=GoDogs   We hope you have a great time!         Image: Portland Sea Dogs

Walking Can Reap Great Rewards

Posted on 08/7/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Maine If a daily fitness walk could be put in a pill, it would be one of the most popular prescriptions in the world. It has so many health benefits. Walking can reduce the risk of many diseases — from heart attack and stroke to hip fracture and glaucoma. These may sound like claims on a bottle of snake oil, but they’re backed by major research. Walking requires no prescription, the risk of side effects is very low, and the benefits …

July 30th: Happy 49th Birthday Medicare!

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Maine July 30 of this year marks the 49th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson sitting next to former President Harry S. Truman and signing Medicare into law. In 1945, President Truman had proposed a national health insurance that did not discriminate in regard to beneficiaries but it would take twenty years for his vision to be realized in the form of Medicare. Today, millions of Americans could not imagine life without it! Nationwide, nearly 50 million people or 15% of …