How to Foil Identity Thieves & AARP Maine Testifies on Credit Freeze Bill

Posted on 02/26/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Finances 50+         Contact: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves AARP Maine to Testify on Legislation to Amend State’s Credit Freeze Law   PORTLAND— To coincide with common scams that surface during tax season, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched an educational effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a 60-second new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people …

AARP Maine Testifies in Support of Access to Landline Telephone Service

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Finances 50+ Statement of Lori Parham, Ph.D., State Director, AARP Maine on Provider of Last Resort Service before the Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee February 24, 2015 Good afternoon Chairs Woodsome & Dion and members of the Committee. My name is Lori Parham and I am the State Director for AARP in Maine representing more than 230,000 members 50+ statewide. AARP is a non-profit, non-partisan member organization representing the interests of 50+ Mainers and their families. As you consider the PUC report …

The HistoryMakers: Living Black History at the Library of Congress

Posted on 02/24/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Community The HistoryMakers: Living Black History at the Library of Congress We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, Till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. Those words, from the second verse of the Black National Anthem, perhaps best describe a new permanent exhibit at the Library of Congress. It is …

President Joins AARP CEO “Save our Retirement” Coalition

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Money & Work FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2015 CONTACT: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARPMedia   President Joins AARP CEO, “Save Our Retirement” Coalition to Praise Progress on Better Standard for Retirement Investment Advice   WASHINGTON, DC – Today President Barack Obama joined AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins (above) and members of the Save Our Retirement coalition to announce that a major step has been taken on a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that would update requirements for those who give …

Wintry Conditions Could Jeopardize Home Safety – Here’s How to Help

Posted on 02/19/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family With repeated blizzards and winter storms dumping feet of snow on most of us, we are concerned that some of our neighbors may need help in raking the snow off their roofs or keeping their driveways and walkways cleared of snow. More concerning, there are increasing reports of carbon monoxide poisoning due to vents and chimneys blocked with snow. Please make sure to check in on any neighbors, particularly those who are living alone and may not be able to …

Phishing Emails Targeting Anthem Customers

Posted on 02/16/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Community | Finances 50+ Don’t Get Caught by Fake Phishing Emails!    Last week you likely saw the news about Anthem’s data breach affecting more than 80 million customers, with cyber criminals gaining access to names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and other sensitive information.Phishing Emails Targeting Anthem Customers: In a one-two punch for victims, individuals who were impacted by the massive cyberattack are now being targeted by scammers with emails designed to trick Anthem customers into giving up sensitive personal information – a …