Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy It’s time to be on the look-out out for phony subscription invoices this month. If you receive an offer or renewal for magazines and newspapers that sound too good to be true, don’t make any payments! Be sure to call the publisher and verify that it is legitimate before giving any personal or credit card information. Take the time to double check, and you can beat the scammers at their own game. Be a fraud fighter!  If you can spot a scam, you …

AARP Maine Hosts KeepME Home Lobby Day

Posted on 04/14/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Events | Home & Family             NEWS RELEASE 04/14/15   Contact Amy Gallant, Advocacy Director (207) 318-0284, agallant@aarp.org Jane Margesson, Communications Director (207) 229-5628, jmargesson@aarp.org   AARP Maine “KeepMe Home Lobby Day” in Augusta Spotlights Issues of Concern to Older Mainers     AUGUSTA: AARP Maine brought together a large representation of its 230,000 Maine membership to the State House today to spotlight issues of concern to older residents and to push for the restoration of funding for certain essential …

Thank you, Volunteers! It’s National Volunteer Week!

Posted on 04/13/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Community | Volunteering Your Time Makes a World of Difference!   The week of April 13th is National Volunteer Week and at AARP Maine, we are grateful and honored to work with extraordinary volunteers every year.  The work of these dedicated individuals propels AARP’s mission “to serve, not to be served.”  This phrase was coined by our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, more than 50 years ago and it is certainly still true today. As State Director, I am privileged to work side-by-side with …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy  Much like the IRS scams, fraudsters may be impersonating someone from the attorney general’s office and threatening consumers with arrest unless a supposed debt is immediately paid. Don’t fall for it! Here’s what you need to know as you hang up on calls and delete emails without opening links or attachments: The office of the Attorney General, law enforcement or federal agencies do NOT work on behalf of third-party collectors, much less threaten arrest for unpaid debts. If you legitimately owe something, …

AARP Maine Speaks Up for Caregivers by Supporting the CARE Act in Maine (LD666)

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving Calling all caregivers!  It’s time to call your legislators! Tune in to WVOM FM to hear AARP Maine’s Lori Parham and State Rep. Drew Gattine discuss important legislation. There is a group of people in Maine who frequently go unnoticed and underappreciated. They are the nearly 200,000 unpaid caregivers who provide assistance to family members or friends who can no longer take care of themselves. Family caregivers play a critical role in care transitions, especially as their loved ones move from …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy Don’t get fooled this April, scammers are ready to “separate” you from your hard-earned money! Be cautious of emails from financial or tax institutions saying you need to update or verify account information. Refrain from giving any personal information or opening attachments. This is likely a scam as your bank would never ask you to verify sensitive information by email. Don’t let scammers get the last laugh. Be a fraud fighter!  If you can spot a scam, you can stop a …