AARP Maine Testifies before the National Commission on Hunger

Posted on 07/31/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Health & Wellbeing AARP Maine testified about the status of food insecurity among Mainers over 50 before the National Commission on Hunger at a public hearing on July 30 in Portland, Maine. Information about food insecurity among older Mainers: Between 8% and 14% of Maine seniors are food insecure, according to estimates by the US Department of Agriculture and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger. Feeding America predicts a 50% increase in the number of seniors facing hunger in Maine by 2025. …

Where Does the Time Go? Medicare Turns 50!

Posted on 07/30/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Health & Wellbeing   Today, July 30th, commemorates the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, which taken together provide health insurance coverage to more than 100 million Americans. For 50 years, these programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving the economic security of our nation. President Lyndon B. Johnson shepherded Medicare legislation through Congress in 1965.  And, the first 50 years have been a success.  But, with 78 million boomers signing up for …

“Watch Your WiFi”: Maine Consumers Put Convenience Ahead of Cyber Safety

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Fraud       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2015 CONTACT: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director 207-229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   Maine Consumers Put Convenience Ahead of Safety on Laptops and Mobile Devices AARP Launches “Watch Your Wi-Fi” Campaign to Increase Awareness of Risks on Free Public Wi-Fi   PORTLAND, ME – A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a quiz about online and …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Fraud Credit card fraud continues to be a huge issue for millions of Americans. Scammers have found a way to steal from innocent people by using skimming devices that they attach to the exterior of an ATM or any machine that requires you to enter a pin number. Be on the lookout for anything suspicious on or around these devices, such as scuff marks or loose bits around the pad or place where you insert your card. If you notice anything …

I Heart Caregivers – “Portraits of Care” Story Collection

Posted on 07/28/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Caregiving | Uncategorized Every day, a silent and remarkable army of Americans performs a great labor of love: Caring for aging parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and friends so they can remain in their own homes.  They are on duty 24/7, and often they cannot take a break. Yet they wouldn’t have it any other way. These caregivers are truly unsung heroes. Unfortunately many caregivers face enormous challenges.  For some it is hard to keep a job.  For others, it is a daily struggle just to …

AARP Smart Driver Course in Portland on August 14th

Posted on 07/28/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Driver Safety         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2015 Contact: John Hammon, Volunteer Instructor P.O. Box 1094   •  Raymond, ME 04071-1094 Phone: (207) 655-4943 • Email: jhammon1@live.com AARP Smart Driver Course in Portland on August 14 Registration is required before August 7th   PORTLAND:  The AARP Smart Driver course will be presented on Friday, August 14, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, at the AARP State office, 53 Baxter Blvd., Portland. Advance registration by August 7 is requested …