Meet AARP Maine’s Winner of the 2014 Andrus Award: Dottie Megna

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Volunteering   AARP Maine Announces Winner of Annual Andrus Award for Community Service Honor Goes to Retired Educator and Portland Resident, Dottie Megna   AARP Maine has announced that retired educator and Portland resident, Dottie Megna, is the winner of the 2014 Andrus Award named in honor of AARP’s founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. The Andrus Award celebrates and honors individuals who make a difference in the lives of others, and it is the most prestigious and visible award AARP can present …

Now Playing: New Film From AARP Maine Spotlights the Extraordinary Story of Friends of Aroostook

Posted on 12/12/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Volunteering An inspiring new short film,”With Friends Like These: Dale Flewelling & Friends of Aroostook,” is the story of retired businessman Dale Flewelling’s passionate and charming crusade to enlist friends, volunteers, leaders and businesses to help seniors in Aroostook and Washington Counties suffering daily from food insecurity. The film, produced by AARP Maine and directed by award-winning AARP filmmaker John Martin (Hungry in the West End), was shot this past July in Houlton. Watch now.   A Heart-Felt Harvest – AARP Maine …

Tips to Stay Safe From Holiday Fraud – Check out our Informative Video

Posted on 12/3/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Volunteering It’s the holiday season and, unfortunately, it’s high season for scam artists. With a jump in consumer shopping, spending and giving in December, this is also a month filled with opportunities for scammers.  There are simple tips that can help you avoid common scams.  For example, do you like to give gift cards to friends or family?  Don’t take the cards for the kiosks in stores.  Ask for them at the register.  Why?  Because scammers copy or scan the numbers on …

Friends of Aroostook – Making a Difference One Crop at a Time

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Volunteering A Heart-Felt Harvest in The County By Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director Originally published in Maine Seniors Magazine – September 2014 Our day started at 5:15 AM and while anyone who knows me knows that I am not a “morning person,” I was looking forward to getting to work. We were very lucky, too, as the torrential downpour from the day before had subsided. It was cool and a little overcast – perfect for our day’s work in the …

Are You a Smart Driver?

Posted on 08/27/2014 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 Smart Driver is geared to drivers 50+, but is available to drivers of any age who wish to brush up …

Profile of Katherine Freund in the Bangor Daily News

Posted on 05/10/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Volunteering 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! Photo: Troy R. Bennett, Bangor Daily News