Time to Nominate a Great Volunteer for AARP's Annual Award!

Time to Nominate a Great Volunteer for AARP’s Annual Award!

Posted on 04/16/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Volunteering           AARP MAINE SEEKS “ANDRUS AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE” NOMINEES Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community   PORTLAND — AARP Maine announced today that the organization is seeking nominations for its 2014 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors those individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.  The annual award is named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, …

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

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

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.  …

Safe Driving This Winter and...how about volunteering?

Safe Driving This Winter and…how about volunteering?

Posted on 01/28/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Volunteering Driver Safety: An opportunity to learn new techniques and to volunteer in 2014!   We can all agree that increasing the number of safe and conscientious drivers on the road can make our communities safer for all. Since 1979, AARP has offered a comprehensive and affordable Driver Safety course designed to teach and renew one’s defensive driving techniques. AARP Driver Safety is geared to drivers 50+, but is available to drivers of any age who wish to brush up on …

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Caregiver Resources Can Make a Difference

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Volunteering The Winter Months Can Be Tough for Caregivers.  Together, we can help. When you are a caregiver, taking time to care for yourself can be a huge challenge.  Finding an hour or two for quiet, personal time is important for everyone, but for caregivers, setting aside this private time can become even harder.  In the winter months, many caregivers feel especially isolated and even depressed, making the situation seem even more difficult. Long-term care is an issue that affects people …

Hunger in Maine - Read Portland Press Herald Report and More

Hunger in Maine – Read Portland Press Herald Report and More

Posted on 01/5/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Volunteering Please read special Portland Press Herald Report on hunger in Maine 01/05/14: http://specialprojects.pressherald.com/aging/swallowing-their-pride-to-avoid-going-hungry/   Helping Those Going Hungry in Maine One person going hungry in Maine is one person too many.  Ours is a state with a widespread population and many who reside 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 turmoil of the last several years …