Such an Important Medical Test

Such an Important Medical Test

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Maine With March being Colon Cancer Awareness Month, it might be a good time to consider getting checked.  A recent article in the Wall Street Journal raises some good points.  In fact, a doctor from the Cleveland Clinic quoted in the WSJ piece had this to say: “Every time a patient with colon cancer comes into my office, I think, ‘This didn’t need to happen. Why didn’t this person get a colonoscopy five years ago?’ ” Here is an important flyer …

Stamp Out Hunger in Maine on May 10th!

Stamp Out Hunger in Maine on May 10th!

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events | Maine | Volunteering Help AARP Stamp Out 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.  One third of Mainers 65+, for example, rely on Social Security for 100 percent of their income, just over $1000 per month.  Every extra expense can have a ripple effect forcing at-risk seniors to have to choose between paying their basic living …

We Need You! Volunteer Maine Elections Advocates!

We Need You! Volunteer Maine Elections Advocates!

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Maine | Volunteering We are getting ready for the election season and we need YOU! AARP Maine is recruiting volunteers to help with nonpartisan outreach to voters across the state on issues such as health care and retirement security.  All volunteers will be fully trained and readied to help us run voter workshops, staff tables at events, speak to community groups and help coordinate a voter bus tour in the fall to listen to Mainers across the state. Our training is set for May 13th.  …

Aging in Maine Film Screening Tour

Aging in Maine Film Screening Tour

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Maine Organizers of the Camden International Film Festival have announced their Aging in Maine screening tour, a new statewide program that brings award-winning documentary films and discussions to several different Maine communities between March and July 2014. The tour is the second part of CIFF’s inaugural Engagement Summit: Aging in Maine, a unique program that connects Maine-based nonprofit leaders with the documentary films and filmmakers to develop community-based social action campaigns designed to engage audiences in thoughtful inter-generational dialogue around the …

Register Now for AARP's Life@50+ Event in Boston this May

Register Now for AARP’s Life@50+ Event in Boston this May

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Maine This is it!  AARP’s popular Life@50+ event is coming to Boston on May 8-10th.  Register now and you’ll see all the wonderful reasons why so many of our members from across the country make this an annual tradition. Highlights include: Multi-award winner Whoopi Goldberg is joined by legendary talk show host and comedian Jay Leno in conversation, live on stage, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Life@50+ has more dynamic speakers for Boston including music superstar and Rock and Roll Hall of …

109,000 Mainers

109,000 Mainers

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maine 109,000: That’s how many Maine residents were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to a recent AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, 76,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus.   Do you have questions about where AARP stands on the critical issue of how to strengthen Social Security? AARP has a long history …