Speak Up About Central Maine Power's Proposed Rate Increases

Speak Up About Central Maine Power’s Proposed Rate Increases

Posted on 04/18/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family             Speak up now or pay more later! Your Central Maine Power rates could be on the rise. Central Maine Power wants to change the way it charges customers.  The energy giant which delivers electricity to more than 500,000 Maine households is proposing a rate increase that AARP believes is unfair and unreasonable. Three ways to get involved: 1.      Sign our petition: Tell the Public Utilities Commission to vote NO on increasing profits for Central …

Listen to AARP and Attorney General Janet Mills Discuss Fraud on WVOM Radio!

Listen to AARP and Attorney General Janet Mills Discuss Fraud on WVOM Radio!

Posted on 04/17/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family Recently, AARP Maine teamed up with Attorney General Janet Mills and AARP Vermont State Director Greg Marchildon to discuss fraud prevention in our state on the wonderful radio program “Senior Talk” hosted by Carol Higgins Taylor.  You can listen to all three segments (about 25 minutes total) by clicking on the links, below.   iStock_000021750852Large.jpg  

109,000 Mainers

109,000 Mainers

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family 109,000: That’s how many Maine residents were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to a recent AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, 76,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus.   Do you have questions about where AARP stands on the critical issue of how to strengthen Social Security? AARP has a long history …

New AARP Report Profiles Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud

New AARP Report Profiles Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2014 CONTACT Dave Nathan 202-434-2598 dnathan@aarp.org New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud 34 Million May Be at Higher Risk Based on Behavior and Life Experience Washington, DC – A major national AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud.   The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” a national survey of 11,000 adults, finds that 34 …

Fighting Fraud in Maine - Resources for YOU!

Fighting Fraud in Maine – Resources for YOU!

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family The statistics are terrifying: Every three seconds someone is a victim of identity theft. Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of American’s of their hard-earned money every year.  In fact, it is estimated that in 2012, 12.6 million people were victims of identity theft alone – that’s one victim every three seconds. This is why it is so important that we all work together to combat fraud.  Consumers, organizations and government agencies all have a role to play. …

AARP Maine Issues Response to State of the State Address

AARP Maine Issues Response to State of the State Address

Posted on 02/4/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/04/2014 Contacts:         Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director lparham@aarp.org or 400-1026 Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director jmargesson@aarp.org 229-5628   AARP Maine Responds to Governor’s 2014 State-of-the-State Address Organization Disappointed by Lack of Acknowledgement of Issues Affecting Older Mainers    PORTLAND: AARP Maine is responding tonight to Governor Paul LePage’s State-of-the-State address delivered this evening in Augusta. “On behalf of our more than 230,000 members in Maine, AARP expects strong executive and legislative leadership across party lines,” said Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director.  “As the …