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 …

Volunteer Opportunity! AARP Foundation Seeks Tax-Aide Coordinator in Maine

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Volunteering         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 3, 2014       AARP Maine Announces Search for Next AARP Foundation Tax-Aide State Coordinator   Seeks Individual to Serve in Key Role and Represent AARP Maine Membership of 231,000     PORTLAND: AARP Maine announced today that the Association seeks a volunteer leader to serve as their new AARP Foundation Tax-Aide State Coordinator.The successful applicant will become part of a venerable tradition that spans every one of AARP’s 53 state …

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! https://arguably.bangordailynews.com/2014/05/09/people/how-this-maine-woman-could-revolutionize-travel-for-older-rural-mainers/ Photo: Troy R. Bennett, Bangor Daily News

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. Are you interested in working with us?  …

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

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 …