Tips to Stay Safe From Fraud – Check out our Informative Video

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Every year, scammers steal billions of dollars from millions of Americans.  We’re fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Let’s work together to stop these fraudsters in their tracks. Would you like to learn tips on how to keep yourself and your family safe from the scam artists’ latest tricks? See the televised 30-minute televised forum which airs on Saturday, January 24th at noon on WFVX Fox 22 out of Bangor.  AARP Maine Communications …

Protect Your Identity From Thieves

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Identity theft is a major concern for Mainers age 50-plus, yet many do not take precautions to reduce their risk. According to a 2014 AARP state survey, 4 out of 10 registered Maine voters age 50-plus have encountered a scam or know someone who has in the past five years. A 2014 AARP national study of identity theft shows that many Americans are not taking precautions to reduce their risk: 52 percent do not check their free credit report each …

AARP Maine is looking for volunteers to serve in key roles

Posted on 12/23/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family   AARP Maine is committed to helping all Mainers and their families through strong advocacy, outreach and education efforts. Working hand-in-hand with advocates at the state house and beyond is part of that commitment. Following the November elections, we are excited to build upon that momentum and recruit advocates for the legislative session in 2015. Check out our exciting agenda! Why is this important? In Maine, almost 1/3 of Mainers 65+ on Social Security rely on their benefit for 100% …

Help Sought for In-home Services

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family With a new legislative session under way, AARP Maine is urging lawmakers to improve access to services that help people continue to live in their own homes as they age. Such services include home-delivered meals and help with daily activities such as bathing and transportation. “These services are critical for our most vulnerable citizens,” said John Hennessy, AARP associate state director for advocacy. In a recent AARP survey, 3 out of 4 registered voters age 50-plus in Maine said funding …

AARP Recognizes the Almost 200,000 Caregivers in Maine

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2014   Contact: Lori Parham AARP Maine State Director 400-1026 or lparham@aarp.org   NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH AARP Recognizes Remarkable Silent Army of Mainers; Launches “I Heart Caregivers”   ***Audio and video available***   PORTLAND –November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 42 million Americans, almost 200,000 in Maine, who help care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – as …

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 …