AARP Survey: Consumers Must do More to Avoid Identity Theft

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

Local Resources   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 …

Changes to the Property Tax Fairness Credit May Impact You

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Local Resources CHANGES TO THE PROPERTY TAX FAIRNESS CREDIT MAY IMPACT YOU   Are you a low to moderate income individual? Do you pay a significant amount of your income for rent and/or property tax? If so, 2014 changes to the state of Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit may impact you.   You may receive a larger credit than you received last year, may receive a credit even if you were not eligible last year and, in some instances, no longer be eligible …

Guest Feature: Your Emergency Preparedness Checklist

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

Local Resources National Preparedness Month takes place in September, 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 that takes place in September and as we head into the colder months,  it’s a good time 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 …

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