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

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!

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

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 …

Special Feature: Building Communities for All Ages

Special Feature: Building Communities for All Ages

Posted on 08/27/2013 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Local Resources Building Communities for All Ages On January 1, 2011 the first baby boomers began turning 65. This marked the beginning of the greatest demographic shift in our nation’s history.  Here in Maine, 50 people are turning 65 every day.  Clearly the massive demographic shift has implications for every generation and will profoundly affect governments, businesses, individuals and local communities.  The question is whether cities and towns will be able to meet their residents’ needs as they age. In order to …

Combatting Hunger In Maine

Combatting Hunger In Maine

Posted on 08/27/2013 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Local Resources Combatting Hunger in Maine I think we can all agree that 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 …

Hunger in Maine and How You Can Help

Hunger in Maine and How You Can Help

Posted on 11/14/2012 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Local Resources The Problem Nationwide, hunger among older Americans has increased 80 percent in the last 10 years. Maine now ranks highest in New England for what is known as “food insecurity” among those 50+. See Also: The Drive to End Hunger 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 age and health, it may not be possible to recoup those losses. Further, 1/3 of those on …