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SEP 15, 2020
Findings Show Social Security and Medicare Transcend Party Lines for Mainers 50 and Older
SEP 15, 2020
Biden leading in presidential race, Senate race statistical tie
SEP 15, 2020
Vote safely from home or at the polls this November.
SEP 15, 2020
View the latest information and articles from AARP Maine.
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Nearly half of US adults say they are trying to lose weight, and with many people worried about weight gain while stuck at home during the pandemic, that number may very well rise. Unfortunately, scammers know this and are trying to take advantage for their own financial gain. In fact, diet scams are the most common types of health care fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission.
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It’s back to school season in the time of coronavirus, and for many families it means more working from home and attending school from home. Scammers will take advantage of this to scare people into thinking their device has been attacked by malicious software – a nightmare for workers and students alike.
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During the week of August 17th, AARP Maine’s State Director, Lori Parham, was on Maine Public’s Maine Calling to discuss Social Security’s 85 year history and the future of the program. The conversation is available to listen to here! On Wednesday the 19th, our Outreach Director, Japhet Els, was on WLOB Radio’s Ray Richardson Show to talk about this election season, voting options, absentee ballots, the USPS, and more. Visit this link and scroll to Part 9 to listen.
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AARP announced that eight Maine organizations will receive 2020 Community Challenge grants – part of the largest number of grantees to date with more than $2.4 million awarded among 184 organizations nationwide.
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This week, AARP Maine announced our commitment to #ProtectVoters50Plus this election season with a video from our Volunteer State President Pat Pinto, as well as a feature here on our website. Leading up to November, Mainers and all Americans 50+ deserve to vote safely, and candidates need to address the issues that matter to us: Protecting Social Security and Medicare, and lowering prescription drug prices. Learn more at aarp.org/election2020.
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Welcome to a new weekly website series where we will be sharing highlights from our week here at AARP Maine!
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SOCIAL SECURITY IS CELEBRATING A BIG BIRTHDAY ON AUGUST 14th: IT'S 85th! Will you sign our Social Security birthday card?
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Campaign to Focus on Protecting Voters 50-plus and Making Their Voices Heard
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The Coronavirus has created a perfect storm for scammers. One unique scam to arise this summer is scammers posing as contact tracers working for state health departments.
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