Guest Feature: National Preparedness Month

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Local Resources September is National Preparedness Month, but Maine is always prepared   The following was submitted to AARP Maine by Richard Higgins, Individual Assistance Officer/State VAL Maine Emergency Management Agency   National Preparedness Month is an annual national campaign in September to remind people to prepare themselves, their communities, and their workplaces for any kind of emergency event or disaster. We’re glad to have a whole month that highlights the importance of being prepared, but it’s just as important every other …

September is Hunger Action Month: You Can Help

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Local Resources Combating Hunger in Maine One person going hungry in Maine is one person too many.  Ours is a state with a far-flung population and many who live here are on low or fixed incomes.  In fact, one third of Mainers 65+ rely on Social Security for 100 percent of their income, just over $1000 per month. The economic downtown of the last several years hit many retirees hard. They’ve watched their savings dwindle or even disappear and, depending on their …

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! 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