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 …

Thinking about your “What’s next?”

Posted on 07/27/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources As we get older, we can fall into traps. Traps in certain ways of thinking. Traps in a particular habits we have become unaccustomed to. Most importantly, traps in how we view ourselves and the world around us. Sometimes, it takes a little imagination, and a lot of effort, to redefine those views and those ways of thinking. That’s the idea behind Life Reimagined: refining our purpose in a new way, be it through the arts, relationships, a new career …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Seeks Volunteers for 2016 Tax Season

Posted on 07/23/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Volunteering       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 07/23/15 Media Contact: Jane Margesson (207) 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Seeks Volunteers for 2016 Tax Season Volunteer-Run Program Files Over 20,000 Returns in Maine Each Year PORTLAND: 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 …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 07/22/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Fraud The computer tech support scam has become one of the top imposter scams in recent years. Be on the lookout for a suspicious email or phone call from Microsoft or another company claiming that your computer has an operating issue or virus that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Make sure you never give them any personal information or access to your computer because these scammers will steal your information and money. Be a fraud fighter!  If you …