Eastern Trail

AARP Maine is proud to sponsor the Eastern Trail Alliance Annual Meeting.  Last night, AARP Maine joined the Eastern Trail Alliance and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine to hear more about the Close the Gap campaign at the Clambake Restaurant in Scarborough. Maine’s Eastern Trail is a 65-mile stretch of bicycle and pedestrian path- both on and off road- from South Portland to Kittery. It is part of the East Coast Greenway that spans 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida. …

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5/25 Scam Alert Bulletin Board: Paying to collect a prize you believe you’ve won? This is likely a sweepstakes scam. A large sum of money or free trip may sound nice, but if you are being asked to pay something in order to receive the prize, then it is not legitimate! Here is what to watch out for: If the promoter asks for your credit card number, checking account number, or personal information it’s a scam. If you legitimately win …

Governor Signs Mississippi Caregiver Act

 Host a Caregiving Conversation and Help Build Support for Caregivers in Maine There are currently 178,000 family caregivers in the state of Maine who take care of a loved one every day.  Many of these individuals are holding down jobs, raising a family, or both.  Most caregivers are women.  All of these unsung heroes make daily sacrifices as they juggle multiple roles and responsibilities. We’re launching an effort to bring more attention to caregivers and we hope you can help. …

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5/18 Scam Alert Bulletin Board: Sightseeing, sun-bathing, and the vacation of your lifetime may sound perfect, but make sure it isn’t too good to be true after all. Unfortunately, this time of year vacation scammers are looking for unwary travelers. If you and or your friends/family are planning a vacation anytime soon, make sure to double check your source.  Look out for unsolicited emails and phone calls offering hard-to-believe deals. If you are going through a travel agency, make sure …

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  AARP Maine Legislative Update   Over the past few months, AARP Maine Staff and volunteers have been hard at work in our state capital. During the 127th legislature (2015-2016), AARP Maine worked on a number of issues impacting Mainers 50+ and their families. For example, we protected prescription drug programs for older Mainers and passed legislation to support caregivers when a loved one is discharged from the hospital. Now, in Maine, you can protect yourself from identity theft and …

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Tune into MPBN Maine Calling TODAY at 1:00 for a program that will DISRUPT AGING. Dr. Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director, will be joined by Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative and creative thinkers working in medicine today. Listen online or on the radio (90.1 FM in the Portland area). To participate in the show, call 1-800-399-3566, email talk@mpbn.net, Tweet @MaineCalling or find MPBN Maine Calling on Facebook. Dr. Bill Thomas’s 2016 Age of Disruption Tour brings …

Patricia Oh

Welcome to Patricia Oh, AARP Maine’s new Age-Friendly Consultant! Patricia Oh, LMSW, MS, is excited to join the AARP team to work with towns and cities in Maine that are making age-friendly changes. All across the state, town residents, social service and health providers, and municipal officials are working to make their communities better places for residents to grow up and to grow old. Patricia is eager to learn from the communities engaged in this work and to develop tools …

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5/11 Scam Alert Bulletin Board: With the 2016 elections around the corner, scammers have found a new way to try and trick you. Here’s how it works:  The con usually starts with a scammer spoofing a presidential candidate’s number so that the call appears to come from their campaign headquarters. The call will seem legitimate because they will use an impersonator to imitate the candidate’s voice.  They will ask you to press #1 to make a donation by entering your …

Lori Parham

Welcome to the Spring Edition of the AARP Maine Newsletter! I’m excited to share with you the latest happenings across Maine. Each quarter we bring you news of what is happening in the Pine Tree state, depending on your interests. Do you love politics and the political process? You will enjoy our update of the legislative session. The AARP Maine team of staff and volunteers worked tirelessly on your behalf in Augusta to ensure the voices of 50+ Mainers were …

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Our new Maine Caregiver Resource Guide is now available!  Please send an email to me@aarp.org if you would like us to send you an electronic copy. Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life. You may have become a caregiver suddenly or perhaps your role has evolved over time. No matter where you are in the continuum of caregiving—starting to plan, helping to coordinate a big move, or taking care of a family member in your home—having resources at …