JAN 21, 2020
AARP Maine is hosting a webinar for small businesses on Wednesday, February 5th at 12PM. The webinar will focus on how to improve retirement security for Mainers and what that means for small business owners.
JAN 14, 2020
AARP MAINE today released a survey of 602 registered voters aged 25 to 64 who say they are not financially prepared for retirement. Nearly all respondents aged 35 and over (90%) wish they had more money saved for retirement, and 88% of respondents also believe it is very important to be able to save for retirement while working.
DEC 20, 2019
AARP Maine is hiring an Associate State Director, Advocacy and Outreach to execute grassroots advocacy campaigns that support AARP’s policy goals through volunteer and member engagement. Interested? Apply here! Know someone who might be interested? Give them this flyer!
DEC 12, 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!
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a series of public meetings to discuss the design of a wholesale prescription drug importation program. These meetings are one component of the stakeholder engagement process outlined in the Department’s provisionally adopted rule to implement P.L. 2019, ch. 472, An Act to Increase Access to Low-cost Prescription Drugs.
The holidays may be over, but Porch Pirate season never ends. While at-home deliveries are at their highest over the holiday season, direct-to-home shopping happens every day around the country. Here are some simple steps you can take to safeguard your orders: schedule deliveries for times when you are home; ask neighbors to pick up packages for you if you can’t be home; ask the shipper to put packages out of sight, like on a side porch or under a bush; and use parcel lockers if they are available in your area. Also, be aware of emails claiming a package is being held and the shipper needs more information. These can be phishing attacks meant to capture payment information or to get you to download malicious software.
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!
If you’re like a lot of Americans, you spent a lot this holiday season and you might be in the mood to tackle your debt in the New Year. Getting yourself out of debt is hard work. It takes time and discipline. Be wary of offers of guaranteed quick fixes. Con artists prey on consumer’s frustration over finances by offering the keys to getting your finances in order. These offers usually involve up-front fees, bad advice like stopping communication with your creditors and vague details on what services they actually provide. If you need help getting out of debt, turn to an organization like the nonprofit National Foundation for Credit Counseling.
Looking for a job that fits your life and schedule? Part-time work is a great option for experienced workers who want to earn extra money, gain work-life balance or get a job during retirement. Register today for our free online expo to explore the opportunities.
It’s New Year’s Resolution time. Time to make a commitment to be fraud aware in 2020. For the next 52 weeks, like clockwork, scammers will be on the prowl looking to steal our money or sensitive information. While there is no way to stop these attempts from happening, we can all take steps to make sure we don’t fall victim. Remember the basics: only share sensitive information when needed with people who you know and trust – like your doctor; don’t click on web links from untrusted emailers; and if someone asks you to make a payment using a gift card, it is a scam.
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!
Can you afford to lose $120,000? That’s the average cost to victims of financial exploitation, a growing crime estimated to impact one in five adults.
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