‘An Evening of Romance’ Saturday Features Noel Paul Stookey, Bangor Symphony, AARP Member Discount

Posted on 02/11/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

A limited number of tickets are still available for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s “Evening of Romance” concert this Saturday, Feb. 13, at the University of Maine’s Collins Center for the Arts in Orono. The evening’s musical guest is singer-guitarist-songwriter Noel Paul Stookey, best known as the “Paul” of Peter, Paul and Mary. AARP is honored to serve as sponsor for this distinguished guest who has long called Maine home. AARP members are eligible for a 15 percent ticket discount and …

Safe Streets Public Forum in Lewiston

Posted on 02/10/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Are you concerned about walking and biking safely near schools in Lewiston? Please join us to discuss challenges and opportunities for creating safe and inviting routes to all Lewiston schools. We hope you can join the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, the Maine Safe Routes to School Program, and Healthy Androscoggin on February 23rd to share your ideas and questions, and learn about solutions that create walkable and bikeable school neighborhoods. Safe Routes To School – Lewiston Public Forum Tuesday February …

Weekly Scam Alert: Feb 10 – Sweetheart Scams on the Rise

Posted on 02/10/2016 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Many “sweetheart” scammers are targeting online dating sites to find victims. Some scammers are particularly fond of faith-based sites because people are more likely to fall for a scam if they assume that someone of their own faith could never be a con artist.  Be careful what you share online and be careful what types of questions a would-be sweetheart is asking you. Go to www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork and sign our petition to urge online …

Let’s improve Maine’s dental standards

Posted on 02/9/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

We need your help to continue our effort to increase access to oral healthcare in Maine.   Right now, legislators are considering a bill that will align educational and supervision standards for Dental Hygiene Therapists (DHTs) with new, nationally-recognized guidelines. DHTs were established in 2014 to provide safety net clinics and private practice dentists a way to extend care to people who cannot get care across our state. We need your help to make this happen.   Contact your legislator …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteers Ready to File Your Taxes…for FREE

Posted on 02/5/2016 by | AARP Maine | Comments

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteers Are Ready to File Your Taxes – For Free! Volunteer-Run Program Files Almost 20,000 Returns in Maine Each Year To find a site near you, go to www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-227-7669 or 2-1-1. During the 2015 ten week tax filing season, two hundred and eighty-four volunteers helped over twenty four thousand individuals take advantage of the services provided by the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.  Nearly all of the federal and state income tax returns prepared were filed electronically. …

REPRESENTATIVE DREW GATTINE MAKES BIPARTISAN LIST OF “CAPITOL CAREGIVERS”

Posted on 02/4/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

REP. DREW GATTINE MAKES BIPARTISAN LIST OF “CAPITOL CAREGIVERS” AARP Honors State Elected Officials for Helping Family Caregivers To recognize his work to support family caregivers in Maine, AARP names Representative Drew Gattine (D-Westbrook) as a 2015 “Capitol Caregiver,” a bipartisan group of state legislators, lieutenant governors, and governors from 25 states. These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for older Mainers to live independently at home—where they want to be. “AARP …