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 …

Rep. Drew Gattine Receives AARP Capitol Caregiver Award

Posted on 02/4/2016 by | AARP Maine | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2016 CONTACT: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   REPRESENTATIVE DREW GATTINE MAKES BIPARTISAN LIST OF “CAPITOL CAREGIVERS” AARP Honors State Elected Officials for Helping Family Caregivers   PORTLAND – 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 …

Scam Alert of the Week: Feb. 3rd – Watch out for the IRS Imposter Scam

Posted on 02/3/2016 by | AARP Maine | Comments

2/3: SCAM ALERT BULLETIN BOARD: It’s tax season again and this means a surge in fake IRS calls across the country. Here is how it works: Someone claiming to be from the IRS either phones or leaves a voice message saying you owe back taxes.  They will threaten that unless you wire funds immediately, you will be arrested or even jailed.  Scammers will make this sound convincing and through “spoofing,” your caller ID may say “IRS” or something similar.  Do …

Would You Like to Host our Monthly Coffee Klatsches in Bangor or Augusta?

Posted on 02/2/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Every month, AARP Maine hosts a “coffee klatch” in Bangor and in Augusta to meet and greet AARP members and hear what’s on their minds and talk about local issues that need our collective attention.  This is part of our effort to engage more Mainers on the issues that on local issues and in their communities.  If you’re in the area we hope you’ll join us. These informal social events are a chance for you to meet community members, neighbors and …

Legislators work with AARP Maine to fight fraud

Posted on 02/1/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Last Tuesday, legislators from across the state and across the aisle worked with AARP Maine to raise awareness of common scams, fraud and identity theft. Republicans and Democrats, Senators and Representatives, as well as legislative staff, attended two informational sessions hosted by AARP Maine Fraud Watch Network volunteers at the State House. This came just days before an article in the Bangor Daily News described the devastating experience of a 91-year-old Belfast woman who was scammed out of $25,000 this …