— 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!

— Don’t miss these fun, local events hosted by AARP Maine. For more information, contact us at me@aarp.org or 207.776.6303. Hidden Gardens of Munjoy Hill – THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY Sunday, July 8 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fort Allen Park Eastern Promenade | Portland Take a peek at the beautiful gardens hidden among charming Munjoy Hill streets. A limited number of complimentary tickets for AARP members must be reserved in advance, first come first served. Register here, and …

— 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.  Some of our events will also include medication disposal .  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 Social Security and/or driver’s …

— Chooo choooo! THE POLAR EXPRESS™ is coming to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company! AARP members receive an exclusive discount of $15 per person for the THE POLAR EXPRESS™ on Saturday, December 1st at 2:30-4:00pm. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE Boarding begins at 2:30pm at Ocean Gateway located at 14 Ocean Gateway Pier in Portland. The train will begin the journey to “the North Pole” promptly at 2:45pm. The train ride is approximately 50 minutes. Plan on extra time for photos and to …

— A picnic and professional baseball game kick off AARP Maine’s slate of fun summer events. Discount tickets are available for a Portland Sea Dogs game preceded by a picnic on Friday, June 8. AARP members can celebrate the Spring Fling in Bangor on Wednesday, June 13, and tour the Hidden Gardens of Munjoy Hill in Portland on Sunday, July 8. Later in the summer, the Maine State Music Theatre and Portland Stage will offer AARP members discount tickets for the …

— From Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director Welcome to the Spring 2018 Edition of the AARP Maine E-Newsletter! 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 dozens of activists and volunteers who joined us during the legislative session …

— AGELESS MAINE READERS: Would you like a free copy of the inaugural March issue of Ageless Maine?  Send us a note: me@aarp.org.  The publisher of Ageless Maine is also offering a subscription discount through their website.  Just put “50+” into the Checkout box to receive your discount here. A MESSAGE FROM LORI PARHAM, AARP Maine State Director: It is an honor for AARP Maine to collaborate with Maine Media Collective on the inaugural issue of Ageless Maine, a new publication designed …

— AARP Maine is proud to sponsor the Maine Jewish Film Festival’s presentation of the documentary Big Sonia on Sunday, March 11 at the Nickelodeon Cinemas in downtown Portland. The 93-minute film will be introduced by AARP Maine and will be followed by a discussion with Leah Warshawski, who co-directed the film with Todd Soliday. Ms. Warshawski is also the granddaughter of the film’s subject. Described in a Hollywood Reporter review as “engaging and thoughtful,” Big Sonia proves that good things …

— Greetings from AARP Maine! As 2017 comes to a close, I am happy to share our latest member newsletter with you. It has been quite a year for AARP in Maine! Our team of staff and volunteers worked tirelessly all year to protect programs that impact Mainers 50+ at the federal level and you can count on us to fight hard on these issues in 2018. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, a proposed health tax and age tax have all been …

—   On November 2nd, 70 AARP members participated in our Annual Meeting at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell. To provide plenty of opportunities for questions, members were invited to submit questions throughout the day. Here are those questions.   Are there any caregiver trainings that include fiduciary responsibilities and end of life planning, durable power of attorney, health care directives, etc.?   The Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) throughout Maine offer ‘Savvy Caregiver’ training classes. The program is free, and …