— 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! Would you like to volunteer with us for one of these events?  Shredding events are fun, too!  Call Jane at 1-866-554-5380 or email me@aarp.org for information. SHRED IT! Bring all sensitive paperwork that includes account …

— 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 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 advocacy …

— 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 …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/07/2017 Contact:          Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director lparham@aarp.org 400-1026 Amy Gallant, AARP Maine Advocacy Director agallant@aarp.org 318-0284   AARP Maine Responds to Governor’s 2017 State-of-the-State Address: Raises Concerns of Mainers 50+ and Offers Policy Solutions   PORTLAND: AARP Maine is responding tonight to Governor Paul LePage’s State of the State address delivered this evening in Augusta. “Given Maine is the oldest state, AARP Maine appreciates the Governor’s concern for older Mainers,” said Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director. “However, policies that …

— Just because it’s chilly outside, doesn’t mean we don’t know how to have a good time! We’re working in your neighborhood and hope you’ll join us. Here are some of the fun opportunities we have coming up that we hope you’ll join us for. All are welcome! Tuesday, February 14th: Tuesday’s at the Statehouse What better way to celebrate Valentines Day then by showing a little love to our state legislators in Augusta? Our monthly “Tuesday’s at the Statehouse,” event …

— In a recent AARP survey, Augusta residents 50 and older said key factors in deciding where to live as they age include quality housing, affordability, safety and being close to family. Other needs reported by respondents included information about community services; low-cost social and recreational opportunities; safe, accessible sidewalks; and separate pathways for bicyclists and pedestrians on area roadways. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities aims to help cities, towns and rural areas become more “livable.” A livable community is …

— 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, …

— Season’s Greetings from AARP Maine, As 2016 comes to a close, I am happy to share our latest member newsletter with you. It has been quite a year for AARP in Maine. 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 24 communities …

— Join AARP Maine staff, volunteers and members each month for a free drink, yummy food and great company. Portland On-Tap events are at RiRa at 72 Commercial Street on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Sign in to receive a drink token and your first wine/beer/well drink is on us. We’ll order appetizers to share and have information about upcoming events. Click here to RSVP for Portland On-Tap on October 20th, 4:00-6:00pm Click here to RSVP …

— The newly released Maine Guide to Building Age-Friendly Communities aims to make it easier for cities and towns across the state to meet the needs of an aging population. Designed for elected officials, municipal planners and citizen activists, the guide explores ways to improve transportation, make streets more walkable, provide housing that is livable at any age and encourage older Mainers to remain active in their communities. “There is no single one-size-fits-all solution to making an age-friendly community,” said Patricia …