National Family Caregiving Forum, Tune In on Wednesday, July 8th

Posted on 07/6/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy   MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT:       National Forum on Family Caregiving Legislators, leaders from the public and private sector, and advocates will convene at a National Forum on Family Caregiving to elevate the conversation about this pressing issue of national importance that can no longer be ignored. Panelists will discuss policies and strategies that can help support the approximately 40 million Americans providing often unrecognized, care for their older parents, spouses, and other loved ones each day. This National Forum …

MSP and DEL Protected in Maine Budget

Posted on 07/6/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing On behalf of our 230,000 members in Maine, AARP congratulates the Maine legislature for working together in the spirit of bi-partisanship to override Governor LePage’s vetoes and pass the state budget which includes restored funding for programs critical to many of Maine’s most at-risk residents. In particular, AARP Maine fought hard for funding for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) and the Drugs for the Elderly program (DEL), both of which provide access to essential health care and prescription drug coverage for seniors and …

Nominate a Volunteer for Our Annual Andrus Award!

Posted on 07/2/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Community | Volunteering AARP MAINE SEEKS “ANDRUS AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE” NOMINEES Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community AARP Maine is seeking nominations for its 2015 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors those individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.  The annual award is named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who founded AARP in 1958 at the age of 73. The screening of nominees …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Fraud Did an unexpected check turn up in your mailbox this month? Be cautious of any “money” that shows up at your doorstep. If there is a requirement to send a portion of the money back to them through a wire transfer it is most likely a scam. Watch out for how much the check is offering because scammers know that anything just under $5,000 won’t be held by the bank for a long period of time. Be a fraud fighter!  …

Visit Our Open House Sept. 3

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Uncategorized AARP Maine has relocated to Portland’s historic downtown area and will host a celebratory open house on Sept. 3 from 2 to 7 p.m. The festive event will feature refreshments, live music and conversation. “This is an opportunity for AARP members to meet community leaders and political decision makers, as well as staff and volunteers,” said Lori Parham, AARP state director. “It’s a chance for everyone to share ideas and build relationships as we look toward the next legislative session …

Maine Legislature Returns for Veto Day

Posted on 06/30/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving * We’ll be live-tweeting so follow us on Twitter (@AARPME) or follow the hashtag #MEVetoDay for live updates from Augusta! The Maine Legislature returned to the State House today for the first of three Veto Days. The House and Senate will vote to sustain or override all remaining bills that have been vetoed by the governor, including the budget.   It’s been a little confusing to follow the legislative adjournment this session. Statutory adjournment- the date the legislature is scheduled to adjourn- …