— 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. You can also join us at our FREE ongoing social events listed below: **PLEASE NOTE: Augusta, Bath/Brunswick and York events will NOT take place in the month of December 2017 Augusta On-Tap: Third Thursday of each month from 4-6 PM at The Black 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 …

— Forty Communities Commit to Livable, Age-Friendly Practices PORTLAND: With the recent additions of Old Orchard Beach and Stonington, AARP Maine today announced that a total of 40 towns and communities in the state have joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities (NAFC).  Maine leads the nation in the number of towns, large and small, that are making a difference in the lives of residents of all ages through creative and collaborative efforts. “In an age-friendly community, residents benefit from an …

— By Guest Blogger, Betty Balderston, Maine Legal Services for the Elderly Elder abuse is a growing problem throughout the U.S. and in Maine. Studies show that 11-24 percent of people over the age of 60 experience some form of abuse or neglect each year. Maine is the oldest state in the U.S., and over 30,000 older Mainers are victims of elder abuse.  According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, nearly 90 percent of abusers are family members. All of …

— 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. …

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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 …