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 …

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

Posted on 12/3/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events It’s the holiday season and, unfortunately, it’s high season for scam artists. With a jump in consumer shopping, spending and giving in December, this is also a month filled with opportunities for scammers.  There are simple tips that can help you avoid common scams.  For example, do you like to give gift cards to friends or family?  Don’t take the cards for the kiosks in stores.  Ask for them at the register.  Why?  Because scammers copy or scan the numbers on …

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 …

July 30th: Happy 49th Birthday Medicare!

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

Events 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 …