Nominate a Volunteer for Our Annual Andrus Award!

Posted on 07/2/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Community | Volunteering AARP MAINE SEEKS “ANDRUS AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE” NOMINEES Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community AARP Maine is seeking nominations for its 2015 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, who founded AARP in 1958 at the age of 73. The screening of nominees …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Fraud Did an unexpected check turn up in your mailbox this month? Be cautious of any “money” that shows up at your doorstep. If there is a requirement to send a portion of the money back to them through a wire transfer it is most likely a scam. Watch out for how much the check is offering because scammers know that anything just under $5,000 won’t be held by the bank for a long period of time. Be a fraud fighter!  …

Visit Our Open House Sept. 3

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Uncategorized AARP Maine has relocated to Portland’s historic downtown area and will host a celebratory open house on Sept. 3 from 2 to 7 p.m. The festive event will feature refreshments, live music and conversation. “This is an opportunity for AARP members to meet community leaders and political decision makers, as well as staff and volunteers,” said Lori Parham, AARP state director. “It’s a chance for everyone to share ideas and build relationships as we look toward the next legislative session …

Maine Legislature Returns for Veto Day

Posted on 06/30/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving * We’ll be live-tweeting so follow us on Twitter (@AARPME) or follow the hashtag #MEVetoDay for live updates from Augusta! The Maine Legislature returned to the State House today for the first of three Veto Days. The House and Senate will vote to sustain or override all remaining bills that have been vetoed by the governor, including the budget.   It’s been a little confusing to follow the legislative adjournment this session. Statutory adjournment- the date the legislature is scheduled to adjourn- …

AARP Maine Welcomes David Torresen- New Senior Operations Associate

Posted on 06/29/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

About AARP June 29, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:  Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   AARP Maine Welcomes New Senior Operations Associate   PORTLAND: The AARP Maine State office is pleased to welcome a new member to their team, David Torresen, who will serve in the position of Senior Operations Associate. For the past 11 years David worked at the Center for Advancing Health, a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, focused on patient engagement. During his tenure …

AARP Age Friendly Community in Paris Begins Planning With Community Survey

Posted on 06/26/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Livable Communities Paris Designated AARP Age Friendly Community; Starts Planning Process with Community Survey The small Maine town of Paris has joined 53 towns and cities across the U.S. who are part of the AARP’s Network of Age Friendly Communities. The initiative targets improvements that influence the health and quality of life of older adults in the community. Other Maine towns and cities participating in the program are Bowdoinham, Portland, Kennebunk, and Ellsworth. In Paris the initiative is being spearheaded by Sarah …