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

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

Local Resources                 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 …

Exciting New Discount for AARP Members in Maine!

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Local Resources At AARP believe that no one’s possibilities should ever be limited by their age. We constantly strive to help people realize their goals and dreams. Have you ever dreamed of learning to sail on Maine’s lakes or off the rocky coast? AARP Maine is excited to announce a new agreement with SailMaine that will allow AARP members to take their fun and educational sailing courses at a discounted rate! SailMaine is a nonprofit community sailing center located on the Portland …

Profile of Katherine Freund in the Bangor Daily News

Posted on 05/10/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Local Resources This is a wonderful article in the Bangor Daily News by Opinion Page Editor Erin Rhoda.  The article profiles Katherine Freund, 64, who started the Independent Transportation Network that may be one of the most creative answers to Maine’s transportation challenges for seniors and those in rural communities.  Read this and be inspired! https://arguably.bangordailynews.com/2014/05/09/people/how-this-maine-woman-could-revolutionize-travel-for-older-rural-mainers/ Photo: Troy R. Bennett, Bangor Daily News

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

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

Local Resources 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  

Fighting Fraud in Maine – Resources for YOU!

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

Local Resources 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. …

New Resources Help Mainers Guard Against Fraud

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources As part of the Maine Fraud Prevention Alliance, AARP Maine is encouraging members to use the DASH Fraud Prevention Kit. The kit includes tips on how to handle unsolicited phone calls, junk mail, emails, texts and door-to-door sales to guard against scams. “As we enter tax season with Social Security numbers circulating, now is a critical time to be on guard,” said Jane Margesson, spokeswoman for AARP Maine. If you have a cautionary tale to help others avoid fraud, call …