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: https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=104195&PromoCode=GoDogs   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 …

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 …