AARP Maine and American Red Cross Team up on Fire Safety & Scam Prevention

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Community | Fraud September is National Disaster Preparedness Month and AARP Maine is collaborating with the American Red Cross (ARC) in Maine to raise awareness about fire prevention. The ARC goal is to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries by 25 percent statewide over the next five years. The campaign urges every household in Maine to have functioning smoke detectors and to make an emergency escape plan. By working together, the two non-profits will reach a broader audience across the state. The Red Cross has embarked on a statewide fire prevention and awareness campaign. …

Fight Fire and Fraud

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Fraud | Home & Family | Livable Communities | Uncategorized AARP Maine is working with the Red Cross to raise awareness about fire prevention. The goal is to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries by 25 percent statewide over the next five years. The campaign urges every household to have smoke alarms and an emergency escape plan. In addition, the two organizations are distributing AARP Fraud Watch Network handbooks. “By working together, AARP and the Red Cross can more effectively reach out to our communities to protect families, property and financial …

Demand Accountability for Your Retirement Investments

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Money & Work Mainers work hard for their money and deserve a new standard of accountability to help them choose the best investments for themselves, their families and their future. Along with millions of Americans, they depend on 401(k)-style plans for their retirement savings. These plans allow workers to invest a portion of their paycheck before taxes are taken out. Such plans often involve complex financial decisions, so many of us have to use and trust investment professionals for guidance. The Department of …

Tool Time for Age-Friendly Bowdoinham

Posted on 08/27/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Community | Livable Communities Tool Time for Age-Friendly Bowdoinham Bowdoinham is one five Maine communities which are members of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. It began its age friendly planning process in 2012 under the auspices of the WHO and is first to be implementing portions of its action plan. The 2012 needs assessment identified the following five ways that Bowdoinham could become a more aging friendly community: (1)  provide readily-available information about community events and access to services; (2) develop transportation alternatives; …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 08/26/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Fraud Online dating can be a fun, exciting way to meet new people. Unfortunately it’s also become an opportunity for scammers to deceive innocent people and steal their money. After building an emotional connection, scammers will pretend to be desperate for money due to a tragedy or unexpected trip. Remember: if someone you meet online makes excuses about meeting in person and/or starts asking for money, they may be a scam artist. If your potential love is really an imposter, report …

Welcome to AARP TEK Academy

Posted on 08/24/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Events | Technology AARP TEK Academy provides a FREE opportunity to better understand the virtually limitless online resources that are right at your fingertips- but can feel lost in the confusing interface of the internet or your device. Looking for a recipe new recipe? How about the local movie listings? Maybe you’re looking for directions to a new restaurant, or the reviews for that restaurant. Interested in learning more about cyber security and improve your passwords? Learn about all these and more at …