Celebrating Social Security in Maine…and We Need YOU!

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Maine As We Celebrate Social Security’s Birthday, Why Not Share Your Own Story? Plus: We need your help to protect Social Security benefits – please sign our online petition!   On August 14th, Americans everywhere can celebrate 79 years of Social Security. When the Social Security Act was signed into law in 1935, almost half of all older Americans lived in poverty.  At first, Social Security was just a retirement program. Today, it offers survivors’ benefits, benefits to a retiree’s spouse, …

Local Pride. Community Proud.

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maine Local Pride. Community Proud.   AARP Maine sponsored the pride festivals in both Portland and Bangor in June and we’re excited to keep the momentum going! Staff, volunteers and interns worked together to create a community “listening post” that asked this question: Together, how we can make Maine an even better place to live for LGBT adults as they age?   Hundreds of AARP members and allies of all ages took a few minutes to answer the question and some …

June is Great Outdoors Month – It’s Time to Start Walking!

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Maine Go for a Stroll in Maine’s Great Outdoors June is National Great Outdoors Month, and what better place to celebrate than Maine? There are so many ways to get outside, enjoy the warm weather, and see some stunning parts of “Vacationland”. No matter what age you are or what your interests may be, you can find a way to celebrate the great outdoors this month! Maine is known for its beautiful coastline, so taking a walk in the sand on …

New AARP Scorecard Shows Maine Must Improve Long-Term Care System, Support for Caregivers

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maine | Press Where You Live May Decide the Kind of Care You Get When You are Older or Have Disabilities New Scorecard Gives Maine High Marks for Serving Older, Disabled Residents, but More Must Be Done to Improve Long-Term Services and Supports, Especially for Family Caregivers   PORTLAND – Maine ranks 10th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, but AARP warns that more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve how Maine effectively …

Celebrating National Pride Month In Maine

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Maine    The cities of Portland and Bangor Maine are holding festivals in honor of June being National Pride Month, and AARP Maine will be at both! At our booth, we will be focusing on how AARP can better serve the LGBT community in Maine. We want to honor our LGBT members as well as hear your feedback. What are we doing well? What could AARP Maine do to better serve the LGBT community in Maine? Please stop by and give …

June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maine It is a disturbing fact that millions of Americans have experienced some form of elder abuse, and it is still happening. Too many older Americans are being abused, neglected, or exploited by someone they thought they could trust. With World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Sunday June 15th, it is time to acknowledge this serious issue and speak up to help put an end to elder abuse. As with other types of abuse, the majority of elder abuse cases go …