— Join AARP for our free monthly social events all across Maine! They’re a great way to meet new people and find out what we’re doing in your community. The first beverage at each event is on us and friends are welcome. Augusta On-Tap: Third Thursday of each month from 4-6 PM at The Black and Tan Augusta Coffee Klatsch: Third Wednesday of each month from 8-10 AM at Lisa’s Restaurant Bangor On-Tap: Second Thursday of each month from 4:30-6:30 PM at Geaghan’s Brewery Bangor Coffee Klatsch: Second Friday of each …

— 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 …

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— Last year, we were lucky enough to partner with the Bangor Daily News our first Maine speaker series, “Dirigo Speaks.” The series featured Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), former Senator and Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, and Senator Angus King (I-Maine). It also featured not-so-well-known inspirations like Emily Kimball (the “Aging Adventurer”) and veteran political cartoonist George Danby. The goal was to convene conversations about some of the important issues facing Maine as well as highlight some of the incredible people …

— Please join us!  AARP Maine and People’s United Bank are hosting an open house on Friday, March 24th from 11-1PM featuring special guest Maine Attorney General, The Honorable Janet Mills.  We are teaming up to fight fraud in Maine and we hope you will stop in at the People’s United Bank at 467 Congress Street in Portland. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aarp-fraud-watch-network-with-maine-attorney-general-janet-mills-tickets-32539975944 **Parking at Elm Street Garage will be validated** **Refreshments will be served** The event will include demonstrations of a unique, interactive …

— 2017 started off with a bang! Our team of staff and volunteers has worked tirelessly to protect programs that impact 50+ Mainers at the state and federal levels. We implemented new programming in many communities in an effort to connect more directly with our members. We expanded our Age-Friendly Community Network to 30 over communities across Maine and we continue to boast more age-friendly communities than any other state in the nation. As you will see, much of this year’s …

— AARP Maine invites members to two special social events this month. Get your first beverage for free at an “On Tap” event at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Portland on Thursday, March 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. Then enjoy the outdoors by joining the Rise & Shine Walk on the Eastern Trail in Kennebunk on Saturday, March 25, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The walk begins and ends at Kennebunk Elementary School. Similar events are scheduled or are being …

— 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 …

— AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale offers lessons on avoiding scams and protecting against fraud and ID theft ONE NIGHT ONLY! AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale, who has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists for more than four decades, will offer his expert knowledge to the general public at a free event at USM in Portland on April 20th.  Registration is required and we urge you to register early before we sell out. We are …

— Our calendar is packed between now and March, which means we can’t wait to see you! Join us at any (or all!) of these upcoming events! Clicking on the link for each event will take you to the registration page. Let us know you’re coming! December Thursday, 12/15: Portland On Tap — Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland — 4:00PM-6:00PM Friday, 12/16: Portland Free Coffee Friday — Arabica Coffee, Portland — 7:00AM-9:00AM Saturday, 12/17: Wassailing In The Woods — Scarborough Marsh, …

— Join us! Have a beer or coffee on us. Meet us at one of our On-Tap and Coffee events in Augusta, Bangor, or Portland and find out what AARP is doing in your community. Email me@aarp.org to RSVP to any of these events. Bangor On-Tap and Coffee 4:30–7:00 p.m. | Dec. 8 Geaghan’s Tap Room, 24 Abbott Street, Brewer 8:00–10:00 a.m. |Dec. 9 Bagel Central, 33 Central Street, Bangor Portland On-Tap and Coffee 4:00–6:00 p.m. |Dec. 15 RiRa, 72 Commercial Street, Portland 8:00–10:00 a.m. …