AARP Maine Embarks on Our 2014 Elections Tour! Please join us!

Posted on 08/29/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events     Election Day is just around the corner and AARP Maine is getting ready to embark on a statewide elections tour throughout October and into November!  We’re stopping in communities from York County all the way to Aroostook and we hope to meet you and your family along the way! What’s on your mind this election season?  Protecting Social Security?  Finding ways to stay in your own home and community in the years ahead?  Protecting Medicare?  We are hosting …

Happy 104th Birthday to Cora Brown of the AARP Greater Portland Chapter!!

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events                 Happy Birthday to Cora Brown who turned 104 this week! Cora is one of 2 remaining charter members of the Chapter, which was established 51 years ago. The other, Lora Coffin, is 92 and still attends meetings, as Cora did at that age. The Chapter has honored them both by according them lifetime membership status.  On behalf of all of us at AARP, we send you our warmest wishes!   Are you …

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 …

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

Posted on 08/7/2014 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:   We hope you have a great time!         Image: Portland Sea Dogs

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 …

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 …