Tips on Donating After a Natural Disaster and How to Avoid Scammers

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Community | Fraud Tips on Donating After a Natural Disaster and How to Avoid Scammers in the Process By Richard Higgins, Maine Emergency Management Agency The earthquake that devastated Nepal this weekend is generating an overwhelming amount of response from the international community. Nepal needs—and has issued pleas for—help and assistance. Governments, international groups such as the Red Cross, faith-based organizations, and volunteer groups are rallying their memberships and donor base to raise funds and donate goods and services to the relief effort. …

New AARP Report Deflates Myths re: Workers 50+

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Community CONTACT: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARPMedia AARP Maine Communications Director, Jane Margesson: 207-229-5628, jmargesson@aarp.org AARP Report Deflates Myths, Shows 50+ Workers Are ‘Critical Components” of Successful Businesses Maine Has Highest Percentage of 50+ Workers in the Nation   Washington – A new AARP study debunks myths about age 50+ workers, showing that they have productive advantages that can make them a “critical component” of a successful business. The report, “A Business Case for Workers Age 50+:  A Look at …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy Flowers aren’t the only thing coming back to life this April; identity theft is growing, too. Make sure to check your bank and credit card accounts each month to see if there is any unusual activity and shred all sensitive documents before throwing them in the trash. Don’t give any personal information –social security or credit card number- to anyone you don’t know. Be a fraud fighter!  If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam. Contact local …

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 …