— A home gardens tour, a moonlit walk and a celebrated author’s talk are among the local events AARP Maine is offering this summer. Stroll through the hidden gardens of Portland’s Munjoy Hill neighborhood on Sunday, July 9. The first 75 people to sign up receive free admission. Walk the Eastern Trail by the light of a full moon Monday, Aug. 7, and learn about its flora and fauna from Carole Brush, director of the Eastern Trail Alliance. Listen to best-selling …

— 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 …

— AARP Maine is hosting several free meet-and-greet events this month for AARP members and their guests. Celebrate Portland Pride on Saturday, June 17, at AARP Maine’s table in Deering Oaks Park. There will be free giveaways and a fun prize wheel for people of all ages. Baseball fans can enjoy a game and picnic dinner on Wednesday, June 28, at 7 p.m., when the Portland SeaDogs take on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. The  event, valued at $24, is free, …

— 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. We are also delighted to present our free speaker series call Dirigo Speaks featuring wonderful speakers including best-selling authors and community leaders.         Our monthly events include: Augusta On-Tap: Third Thursday of each month from 4-6 PM at The Black and Tan Augusta …

— 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 …