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

Posted on 07/15/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events 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

Local Pride. Community Proud.

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events Local Pride. Community Proud.   AARP Maine sponsored the pride festivals in both Portland and Bangor in June and we’re excited to keep the momentum going! Staff, volunteers and interns worked together to create a community “listening post” that asked this question: Together, how we can make Maine an even better place to live for LGBT adults as they age?   Hundreds of AARP members and allies of all ages took a few minutes to answer the question and some …

Celebrating National Pride Month In Maine

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events    The cities of Portland and Bangor Maine are holding festivals in honor of June being National Pride Month, and AARP Maine will be at both! At our booth, we will be focusing on how AARP can better serve the LGBT community in Maine. We want to honor our LGBT members as well as hear your feedback. What are we doing well? What could AARP Maine do to better serve the LGBT community in Maine? Please stop by and give …

June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events It is a disturbing fact that millions of Americans have experienced some form of elder abuse, and it is still happening. Too many older Americans are being abused, neglected, or exploited by someone they thought they could trust. With World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Sunday June 15th, it is time to acknowledge this serious issue and speak up to help put an end to elder abuse. As with other types of abuse, the majority of elder abuse cases go …

AARP Maine Attending State Democratic Convention

Posted on 05/29/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events       NEWS ADVISORY:  05/27/14   Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director (207) 400-1026/ lparham@aarp.org Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628/ jmargesson@aarp.org     AARP Maine Attending State Democratic Convention   Raising awareness on issues of concern to Mainers 50+     PORTLAND: In keeping with its more than 27 year-tradition of non-partisan voter engagement on topical issues, AARP Maine is attending the State Democratic Convention and hosting a booth on both days this weekend. Throughout the …

Celebrating Older American’s Month in Maine

Posted on 05/23/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events Older Americans Month and the Programs That Make a Difference in Our Communities May is Older Americans Month and this is certainly something to celebrate.  Enacted in 1965, The Older Americans Act was the first federal government initiative to provide broad-based assistance to older adults that would help them stay in their own homes and communities for as long as possible.  If you have ever been a caregiver for an aging loved one, you probably know how much they cherish …