AARP Maine Welcomes David Torresen- New Senior Operations Associate

Posted on 06/29/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

About AARP June 29, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:  Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   AARP Maine Welcomes New Senior Operations Associate   PORTLAND: The AARP Maine State office is pleased to welcome a new member to their team, David Torresen, who will serve in the position of Senior Operations Associate. For the past 11 years David worked at the Center for Advancing Health, a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, focused on patient engagement. During his tenure …

AARP Age Friendly Community in Paris Begins Planning With Community Survey

Posted on 06/26/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Livable Communities Paris Designated AARP Age Friendly Community; Starts Planning Process with Community Survey The small Maine town of Paris has joined 53 towns and cities across the U.S. who are part of the AARP’s Network of Age Friendly Communities. The initiative targets improvements that influence the health and quality of life of older adults in the community. Other Maine towns and cities participating in the program are Bowdoinham, Portland, Kennebunk, and Ellsworth. In Paris the initiative is being spearheaded by Sarah …

AARP Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in King vs. Burwell

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2015 CONTACT: Greg Phillips, 202-434-2560, gphillips@aarp.org, @AARPMedia   AARP Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in King vs. Burwell WASHINGTON, DC — The following is a statement by AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins on today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court: “AARP applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s King v Burwell decision today that allows individuals who purchased health insurance through the federal exchange to continue receiving subsidies to help pay premiums. The Affordable Care Act’s …

Put Your Small Business Plans into Action at our Free AARP/SBA Event

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Community | Events | Money & Work AARP and the Small Business Administration (SBA) invite you to a panel discussion designed to help you put your small business plans into action. You will get advice from experts and hear about their experiences, while learning about programs and resources available through AARP and SBA and a network of small business resource organizations including SCORE, SBDC, DECD, CEI and the IRS.  From writing your business plan to seeking start-up capital, this is information you can use. We are excited …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 06/24/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy If you’re planning to move this summer be on the lookout for unlicensed movers and fake moving companies. You should get at least three quotes from perspective moving companies before hiring one. Be aware of movers that don’t send an estimator to your house beforehand, demand cash or a large deposit up front, and/or have unrealistic low-ball offers. Make sure you know who you’re working with before any money is exchanged. Be a fraud fighter!  If you can spot a …

AARP Volunteers Speak up in Augusta on Housing Bond

Posted on 06/23/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Livable Communities AARP Maine Speaks up in Augusta! AARP Maine volunteers were at the State House this and last week to urge legislators to support a bond to provide homes and jobs across the state. Last Friday we joined a rally with construction workers to emphasize the importance of building new homes and generating new jobs, and yesterday we returned to continue the conversation. We secured the support of dozens of legislators, and continued to make our advocacy presence known at the …