AUG 21, 2019
AARP Maine today released new state data and an infographic illustrating the impact of high prescription drug prices for Maine residents, specifically those living with cancer, prediabetes or diabetes, and heart disease. AARP unveiled the infographic at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) annual conference as part of AARP’s nationwide Stop Rx Greed campaign to lower drug prices for all Americans.
JUL 23, 2019
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AUG 20, 2019
It’s back to school season and for many parents and grandparents of college students, and that may mean looking for ways to help pay for school. Please beware of scholarship, financial aid and government grant scams. Fraudsters guarantee to award a scholarship as long as you pay an upfront processing fee for their services, but then you never see any scholarship money. To apply for true federal student aid, use the FAFSA, the official online form which is free to submit. Save your money and put it towards education instead.
MAY 3, 2019
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 - either alcoholic or non-alcoholic - at each event is on us. Bring a friend - all are welcome!
We all want to please our bosses, especially when they need help. This fact is not lost on some scammers who have started sending fake boss messages asking employees for a favor. Several reports have emerged this summer of employees getting texts or emails from their “boss” asking them to purchase gift cards and send the account numbers. The supposed boss might be travelling or claim they are too busy to take care of the task. But once the gift cards are purchased and the information sent, the money is gone.
AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Maine for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!
It’s time for that once-every-10-years job opportunity! If you are looking to earn extra income for your household, you may want to consider becoming a U.S Census worker. To prepare for the 2020 census, the U.S Census Bureau is hiring thousands of recruits to work temporary jobs across the nation.
AARP Community Challenge Announces 159 Grantees, Including Six Maine Recipients Awards support “quick action” projects with long-term goals
AARP Opens New Fitness Park in BANGOR to Commemorate 60th Anniversary BANGOR: Today, AARP Maine Volunteer State President, Pat Pinto, opened the AARP-sponsored fitness park in Broadway Park in Bangor with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Over the next several years, AARP plans to sponsor a fitness park in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. FitLot, a national nonprofit, will construct over a dozen parks in 2019, which will include FitLotTM exercise equipment that can be adapted to meet a wide range of fitness levels and abilities.
RAISE YOUR VOICE BEFORE THEY RAISE YOUR RATES: AARP Maine Urges CMP Customers to Attend Public Hearings and Oppose Latest Proposed Rate Hike
Central Maine Power (CMP) wants to raise electric rates for their customers for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year. The 46.5 million rate increase would raise all residential customers’ monthly bills by $5, regardless of a customer’s usage.
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