—   On November 2nd, 70 AARP members participated in our Annual Meeting at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell. To provide plenty of opportunities for questions, members were invited to submit questions throughout the day. Here are those questions.   Are there any caregiver trainings that include fiduciary responsibilities and end of life planning, durable power of attorney, health care directives, etc.?   The Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) throughout Maine offer ‘Savvy Caregiver’ training classes. The program is free, and …

— AARP Maine is proud to partner with the Smithsonian Channel, Maine State Museum, Library, and Archives and the Houlton Higher Education Center to bring a very special documentary to Maine. The Smithsonian Channel’s Americans Underground: Secret City of WWI features a remarkable history of Maine soldiers. Each event will include a discussion with the Maine National Guard Historian, one of the film’s historical advisors. All events are free but seating is limited- register today. Bangor: Wednesday, Nov. 8 | 4:30 p.m. – …

— Scams and frauds are on the rise, but Mainers can take active steps to protect themselves and their families!  AARP Maine is once again collaborating with the Maine Sheriff’s Association to host free shredding events and medicine disposal events. Please join us and bring your friends and family! In April, we worked with the County Sheriff’s Offices in Augusta, Bangor and Portland and together, we shredded over 50,000 pounds this year! Would you like to volunteer with us for one of these …

— AARP in Maine is bringing you more opportunities to connect with our community and with people like you. Celebrate, learn, and enjoy!   AARP Maine Annual Fall Social Glickman Library | University of Southern Maine 314 Forest Avenue | Portland Thursday, Oct. 5 | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  AARP Maine invites members, volunteers, neighbors, and community partners to our annual Fall Social. Live music and complimentary refreshments will be provided. Bradbury Mountain Hike and Picnic Bradbury Mountain State Park | …

— Ready to join AARP Maine’s Speakers Bureau?  Why not attend one of our trainings? Join AARP Maine’s Volunteer Speakers’ Bureau. Communications and Marketing Professor Mary Lynn Engel will provide an introductory workshop to 40 staff and volunteers. Our goal is to develop a team of volunteer speakers who can represent AARP Maine’s mission and message about the organization as whole and specific issue areas. RSVP is REQUIRED!  Questions? Email me@aarp.org or call 207-776-6303   PORTLAND – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th: RSVP …

— Welcome to Fall!  A message from AARP Maine State Director, Lori Parham:   Can it already by autumn?  If you are like me, you are wondering where the time has gone as we head into one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. AARP Maine staff and volunteers have been hard at work all summer, particularly on health care as we followed the Senate and the roller-coaster ride of health care bills and votes.  I want to acknowledge those …

— EXCITING NEWS! This discount has been extended to Sunday, August 27th! Presented by Portland Stage and Maine State Music Theatre. AARP members enjoy $10 off the regular ticket price for the upcoming show The All Night Strut for shows on August 15 through August 27. Regular ticket price is $46-50, AARP price is $36-40. A $3 processing fee per ticket applies to all ticket sales. To purchase tickets: Members can access the tickets directly through Portland Stage using discount code RP2017. …

— Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Work for Yourself@50+ has the information you need to succeed. It will help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment. The decision to start your own business can be both exciting and daunting. Work for Yourself@50+ breaks the choices down for older adults in an approachable way through …

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— We’re excited to continue Dirigo Speaks 2017! The lineup this year has been fantastic and we appreciate all of you who have come out to join us at the Bangor Public Library. Please stay tuned here for upcoming announcements and details on more speakers and local events. Dirigo Speaks Presents: The Next Act – Starting a Business After 50  WHEN: Tuesday, November 14th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM WHERE: First Floor Atrium, Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME …

— Did you know?  AARP Maine is in the news every week talking about issues of concern to Mainers 50+, upcoming events and much more!  We talk about health care, caregiving in Maine, fun, social events, scam and fraud awareness, age-friendly communities and ways we can work together to bring positive initiatives to our state.   Tune in and let your friends know, too! RADIO: WLOB with Ray Richardson – First and Third Mondays at 8:30AM.  Broadcasts out of Portland. WZON with …