Learn How to Save Money and Make Smart Choices w/ Jean Chatzky

Posted on 11/6/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Events | Maine | Money & Work If you would like to learn how to save money and make smart choices, whether you are a retiree or just thinking about retiring, tune in to hear Jean Chatzky on “Senior Talk” on WVOM FM.  The program is now available by podcast. Jean Chatzky, AARP’s financial ambassador, is a best-selling author and an award-winning personal finance journalist. She is the finance editor for NBC’s Today show and the host of Cash Call With Jean Chatzky on RLTV.  Jean believes knowing how to manage money is one …

AARP Maine Wraps Up Tour, Ready to Work with New Legislature, Governor

Posted on 11/4/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Maine | Press     MEDIA RELEASE November 4, 2014 CONTACT: Jane Margesson: AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 orjmargesson@aarp.org   Lori Parham: AARP Maine State Director (207) 400-1026 or lparham@aarp.org   AARP Maine Engages Thousands in Voter Engagement Tour, Stands Ready to Work with New Legislature, Governor   25 Non-Partisan Community Conversations Held Across the State Reveal Financial Security and Health Concerns Top Priorities for Maine’s Most Active Voting Demographic   PORTLAND: AARP Maine wraps up their statewide Voter Engagement Tour on …

Goal: Support Aging in Place

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Maine Nearly 4 in 5 Mainers age 50-plus say it is extremely or very important to remain at home as they age, a recent AARP survey found. In response, AARP Maine is urging lawmakers to support respite for caregivers and other services that can help people age in place rather than moving into a long-term care facility.  “Maine people have spoken, and they have been clear: Staying in their home and community for as long as possible is their preference,” said …

AARP Survey: Consumers Must do More to Avoid Identity Theft

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

Home & Family | Local Resources | Maine   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 …

AARP Maine Voter Engagement Tour Kicks Off with a Bang!

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Maine Check out the great coverage of the tour kickoff on WABI (CBS): http://bit.ly/1oRfa4X and Channel 7 (NBC): http://on.wcsh6.com/Zec9EM   MEDIA RELEASE October 7, 2014 CONTACT: Jane Margesson: AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628  or  jmargesson@aarp.org   Lori Parham: AARP Maine State Director (207) 400-1026  or  lparham@aarp.org   AARP Maine Voter Engagement Tour Kicks Off in Bangor with Over 100 in Attendance First of over 20 Non-Partisan Community Conversations Reflects Financial, Health Concerns of Maine’s Most Active Voting Demographic BANGOR: AARP …

Listen to MPBN’s Three-Part Radio Series on Caregiving

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maine Caregivers in Maine and the Challenges They Face: The third story in MPBN’s Maine Things Considered caregiving series spotlights 81-year-old Anne Palmer, who is caring for her 44-year-old disabled son, Todd, and worries about his future.         The second story in the series aired on 9/19 focuses on Janice Miller who cared for her husband, George, during his battle with ALS.   The first story in this caregiving series aired 9/12 on MPBN.  The first broadcast features a mother …