FREE SHREDDING Events in MAINE in 2019!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-21T17:31:00-04:00">April 21, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-27T16:56:17-04:00">April 27, 2019</time> by AARP Maine

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 …

Welcome to Spring! A Message from Our State Director, Lori Parham

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-19T11:06:00-04:00">April 19, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-19T11:05:49-04:00">April 19, 2019</time> by AARP Maine

From Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director Welcome to spring! I’m excited to share with you the latest happenings across Maine. Each quarter we bring you news from around the Pine Tree state, hoping to highlight the issues of most interest to you and your family. Do you love politics and the political process? You may be one of the 50 or more activists and volunteers who join us during the legislative session for our weekly Tuesdays at the State …

Ready to Share Your Talents and Expertise with AARP Maine? We Would Love to Hear From You!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-16T10:02:52-04:00">April 16, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-16T10:03:30-04:00">April 16, 2019</time> by AARP Maine

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 …

SAGE Announces Spring Lecture Series

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-02-12T16:04:51-04:00">February 12, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-19T07:17:07-04:00">February 19, 2019</time> by AARP Maine

Ready for eclectic, electric lectures? By Paul Doherty, SAGE Chair Each fall and spring, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USM presents a series of Tuesday morning lectures through the SAGE program.  Billed as “Intellectual Fun for People Over 50,” the lectures cover a wide array of topics of current interest. SAGE speakers are recognized experts from the arts, government, non-profit, education, business, and civic communities in Maine.  Please see the FAQ Section, below, but don’t hesitate to reach out if you have additional …

Could you be the next AARP Maine Volunteer State President?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-25T12:27:00-04:00">January 25, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-01-25T12:26:48-04:00">January 25, 2019</time> by AARP Maine

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

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-16T15:05:33-04:00">January 16, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-11T08:29:16-04:00">February 11, 2019</time> by AARP Maine

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 …

Welcome to Winter! A message from our State Director, Lori Parham

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-16T09:51:00-04:00">January 16, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-01-16T15:08:08-04:00">January 16, 2019</time> by AARP Maine

Greetings from Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director As the New Year gets underway, I am happy to share our latest member newsletter with you. 2018 was quite a year for AARP in Maine. Our team of staff, volunteers and member activists worked tirelessly to highlight urgent issues that impact 50+ Mainers at the state and federal levels during the elections.  We hosted many programs around the state to bring your voices to both Augusta and Washington.  We also offered …

12/26 Scam Alert: Utility Provider Calls

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-12-25T13:58:00-04:00">December 25, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-12-07T14:01:53-04:00">December 7, 2018</time> by AARP Maine

12/26 Scam Alert: During the winter season, we see an increase in scammers calling consumers and pretending to be a representative from their local utility provider.  The fraudster will claim that your previous payments haven’t cleared or that you owe them money. They will tell you that you need to pay the outstanding over the phone, or else your power, heat, or water will be turned off within the hour. The swindler will insist that you didn’t pay the bill …

12/19 Scam Alert: Rentals

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-12-18T13:55:00-04:00">December 18, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-12-07T13:58:12-04:00">December 7, 2018</time> by AARP Maine

12/19 Scam Alert: Many people travel during the holidays to visit with family and friends. Be cautious of false rental advertisements online. Do not use third party websites to book hotels and be particularly wary of home rentals. Verify listings through online consumer feedback before you close the deal. Some scammers will copy photos and details from real rental listings.  They then accept pre-payment for booking the house or apartment.  You may only discover that you have nowhere to stay …

12/12 Scam Alert: Seasonal Jobs

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-12-11T13:50:00-04:00">December 11, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-12-07T13:54:32-04:00">December 7, 2018</time> by AARP Maine

12/12 Scam Alert: Over 500,000 people start seasonal jobs during the holiday season. Scammers like to take advantage of seasonal workers by posing as potential employers on third-party websites. When prospective employees apply for these job listings, they will be asked to provide personal information such as their date of birth, address and social security number for “verification purposes.” Scammers can then use this information to steal your identity. One big red flag to look out for is a job …