— 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!

— AARP Maine is working with more than a dozen towns across the state to better prepare for an aging population. These communities want to help residents age in place and foster their engagement in civic, economic and social life. A recent AARP survey of Bangor residents age 50-plus explored ways to make their community more livable. Respondents identified transportation as the most important issue, with more than 9 in 10 pointing to the need for well-maintained streets and roads that …

— The holiday season provides a time for many family members who live apart to become reacquainted with each other, enjoying cherished meals, participating in long-held traditions, shopping at post-Christmas sales and doing a good deal of driving from one place to another. Over the course of a week of expeditions, children and grandchildren of older drivers may become concerned with impairments faced by many of us as we age, whether visual, cognitive or mobility-related. Families are faced with a complex …

— Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 7-11, aims to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensuring older adults remain active in their communities – shopping, working or volunteering – with the confidence that transportation will not be the barrier to strand them at home. This week the American Occupational Therapy Association, sponsor of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, draws attention to different aspects of older driver safety on its website: • Anticipating Changes That Can Affect …

—         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2015 Contact: John Hammon, Volunteer Instructor P.O. Box 1094   •  Raymond, ME 04071-1094 Phone: (207) 655-4943 • Email: jhammon1@live.com AARP Smart Driver Course in Portland on August 14 Registration is required before August 7th   PORTLAND:  The AARP Smart Driver course will be presented on Friday, August 14, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, at the AARP State office, 53 Baxter Blvd., Portland. Advance registration by August 7 is requested …