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

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

Events 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 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 …

Now Playing: New Film From AARP Maine Spotlights the Extraordinary Story of Friends of Aroostook

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

Events An inspiring new short film,”With Friends Like These: Dale Flewelling & Friends of Aroostook,” is the story of retired businessman Dale Flewelling’s passionate and charming crusade to enlist friends, volunteers, leaders and businesses to help seniors in Aroostook and Washington Counties suffering daily from food insecurity. The film, produced by AARP Maine and directed by award-winning AARP filmmaker John Martin (Hungry in the West End), was shot this past July in Houlton. Watch now.   A Heart-Felt Harvest – AARP Maine …

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

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

Events 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 Voter Engagement Tour Kicks Off with a Bang!

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events Check out the great coverage of the tour kickoff on WABI (CBS): http://bit.ly/1oRfa4X and Channel 7 (NBC): http://on.wcsh6.com/Zec9EM   MEDIA RELEASE October 7, 2014 CONTACT: Jane Margesson: AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628  or  jmargesson@aarp.org   Lori Parham: AARP Maine State Director (207) 400-1026  or  lparham@aarp.org   AARP Maine Voter Engagement Tour Kicks Off in Bangor with Over 100 in Attendance First of over 20 Non-Partisan Community Conversations Reflects Financial, Health Concerns of Maine’s Most Active Voting Demographic BANGOR: AARP …

Happy 79th Anniversary Social Security!

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

Events 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 …