Tips to Stay Safe From Fraud – Televised Forum on Sat. Nov. 22nd

Posted on 11/21/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen.  Fraud and scams rob Americans of billions of dollars every year. We’re fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Would you like to learn tips on how to keep yourself and your family safe from the scam artists’ latest tricks? Tune in on Saturday, November 22nd at 12:00 noon for a special 30-minute televised forum on WFVX Fox 22 out of Bangor.  AARP Maine Communications Director, Jane Margesson, leads the discussion on …

I Heart Caregivers – Please Share Your Story

Posted on 11/21/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family Every day, a silent and remarkable army of Americans performs a great labor of love: Caring for aging parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and friends so they can remain in their own homes.  They are on duty 24/7, and often they cannot take a break. Yet they wouldn’t have it any other way. These caregivers are truly unsung heroes. Many caregivers face enormous challenges.  For some it is hard to keep a job.  For others, it is a daily struggle just to get …

Goal: Support Aging in Place

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Nearly 4 in 5 Mainers age 50-plus say it is extremely or very important to remain at home as they age, a recent AARP survey found. In response, AARP Maine is urging lawmakers to support respite for caregivers and other services that can help people age in place rather than moving into a long-term care facility.  “Maine people have spoken, and they have been clear: Staying in their home and community for as long as possible is their preference,” said …

Medicare Open Enrollment 10/15 – 12/7

Posted on 10/15/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family Medicare Open Enrollment runs from 10/15 – 12/7.  This is a once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your plan! http://bit.ly/1w3Prv6    Medicare open enrollment, which begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, is the one time each year when you can make changes to get the health and drug coverage that fit you best. Your needs and Medicare plan benefits can change over time, so use the open enrollment period to compare your options and if necessary, switch to …

AARP Survey: Consumers Must do More to Avoid Identity Theft

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family   ID Thieves Embrace New High-tech Tools as Consumers Fall Further Behind in Fight to Protect Their Identities   New report reveals consumers are stuck in analog world as ID thieves go digital   PORTLAND: A new nationwide survey shows that consumers continue to put themselves at risk of identity theft by ignoring simple protection tips like shredding personal documents, checking credit reports and locking mailboxes.  But the report, along with recent eye-opening interviews with convicted ID thieves, reveal Americans …

Listen to MPBN’s Three-Part Radio Series on Caregiving

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family Caregivers in Maine and the Challenges They Face: The third story in MPBN’s Maine Things Considered caregiving series spotlights 81-year-old Anne Palmer, who is caring for her 44-year-old disabled son, Todd, and worries about his future.         The second story in the series aired on 9/19 focuses on Janice Miller who cared for her husband, George, during his battle with ALS.   The first story in this caregiving series aired 9/12 on MPBN.  The first broadcast features a mother …