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— AARP Maine is hosting community conversations to address the high cost of prescription drugs. Mainers know firsthand what it’s like to get caught in a financial crunch when it comes to paying for prescription drugs, and the increasing cost of medications is hitting older Mainers particularly hard. Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world, and costs are rising four times as fast as overall inflation. We’ve invited State Legislators and community members to discuss the challenges Mainers …

— Interested in sharing your experience and talents as a volunteer? We would love to hear from you! Click here to see our volunteer brochure: Maine State Volunteer Brochure 2019 You have a lifetime of experience to offer. Why not share your talents right here in Maine? Through outreach, advocacy and service, AARP volunteers and staff work together to enhance the quality of life for Mainers of all ages. Whether it is behind the scenes supporting the daily work of AARP …

— 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 community partners to host free shredding events.  All of our events will also include safe disposal of your unwanted or expired medications.  Please join us and bring your friends and family! Questions?  Call Jane at 1-866-554-5380 or email me@aarp.org for information. SHRED IT! Bring all sensitive paperwork that includes account numbers, birth dates, passwords, PINs, signatures and …

— Celebrate summer with AARP Maine! We invite our members and their guests to enjoy the following community events. Kennebec River Rail Trail Weekly Walk Every Thursday beginning April 4th| 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Kennebec River Waterfront (by the colorful Adirondack Chairs) Water Street | Hallowell Start your Thursdays with fresh air and good company. Together we will decide to walk toward Augusta or Gardiner for an out-and-back walk together. Bring your friends and make new ones. Cost: Free for all! Registration: No registration necessary. …

— AARP Maine Welcomes New Volunteer State President, Patricia Pinto of Portland FMI: Contact Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   AARP Maine is pleased to introduce our new Volunteer State President, Patricia Pinto of Portland.  This exciting and influential role is part of a venerable tradition for every one of AARP’s 53 state offices nationwide.  In Maine, Pinto will serve as leader and spokesperson for the more than 230,000 AARP members who reside here.   In …

—   “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” – William Faulkner Speaking up is perhaps one of the defining traits of our American independence. The freedom to speak and the right to advocate for change is what makes our government more accessible. It’s what makes it more flexible. It’s what makes it a government “of, by, …

— AARP Maine Tuesdays at the State House is an easy and accessible way for AARP members to participate in the legislative process and to become more familiar with the workings of the Maine State House. Interested in our legislative agenda for 2019? Read our state platform here: 687104 ME 2019 Issue Platform Flyer. We also have a helpful infographic: AARP Maine 2019 State Issue Platform Infographic Looking for other volunteer opportunities? See below or click here for our brochure: Maine State Volunteer …

— Could you be the next AARP Maine Volunteer State President? Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and inspire others?  If so, we would love to hear from you!     AARP Maine is conducting a statewide search for the position of Volunteer State President.  This is a leadership volunteer position that offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to utilize your skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of Mainers …

— AARP Maine Celebrates Release of Senior Housing Bond Funds   **Do you need assistance locating affordable housing options for you or someone you know? For information and to get your questions answered, contact: Maine Housing Authority Avesta Housing Your local housing authority 2-1-1 CAP agencies Maine Area Agencies on Aging   On Tuesday, January 15th, AARP Maine held a news conference in the State House Hall of Flags to celebrate the release of Senior Housing Bond funds earmarked for older …

— December 5, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:      Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director jmargesson@aarp.org or 207-229-5628   AARP Maine Releases 2019 Legislative Agenda Continues Weekly “Tuesdays at the State House” for AARP Volunteer Advocates   PORTLAND: As the 129th legislators are sworn in, AARP Maine announces its 2019 Legislative Agenda which includes a focus on long term care system reform, restoration of home and community-based services, housing and livable communities, financial security, fair utility rates, and broadband expansion. AARP Maine concluded …