— 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!

— 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 …

— THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.   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 …

— This seven-minute video offers highlights from OutSpoken: An LGBTQ Author Festival. Sponsored by AARP Maine and hosted by the Portland Press Herald, the daylong program took place on Saturday, September 22 in Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine. The presenting authors were Robert W. Fieseler, author of Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation; Sarah Perry, author of After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search; Japonica Brown-Saracino, …

— Welcome to Fall!  A message from AARP Maine State Director, Lori Parham: Can it already by autumn?  If you are like me, you are wondering where the time has gone as we head into one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. AARP Maine staff and volunteers have been hard at work all summer, particularly on voter-related activities as we edge toward the mid-term elections on November 6th.  We are collaborating with wonderful partners like Maine Revives Civility and …

— PORTLAND – Five authors will explore the personal and collective lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people at OutSpoken: An LGBTQ Author Festival. Sponsored by AARP Maine and hosted by the Portland Press Herald, this free, daylong event will be held at Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday, Sept 22. The festival authors will read from and discuss the inspiration behind their recent books. In the morning two authors will examine tragedies of …

— Don’t miss these local events and discounts hosted by AARP Maine! For more information about these events, contact us at me@aarp.org or call 207-776-6303. Morning Walks on the Kennebec River Rail Trail Every Thursday | 8 – 10 a.m. Kennebec River Rail Trail 1 Hinckley Road | Hallowell Meet near the colorful Adirondack chairs and enjoy the fresh autumn air. Event is free, no registration required. Annual Day of Service Tuesday, Sept. 11 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Eastern …

— Can we talk civilly? AARP Maine is encouraging everyone to do just that during this campaign season and next year’s legislative session. In cooperation with Maine Revives Civility, the AARP state office is promoting individual pledges, local government proclamations and community conversations to support respectful dialogue. Maine Revives Civility is a project of the National Institute of Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona. Former Portland Mayor Pam Plumb and Ryan Pelletier, county administrator of Aroostook County, co-chair the organization. …

— PORTLAND: Fascinating experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people will be explored by writers of memoirs and social history at OutSpoken: An LGBTQ Author Festival. Sponsored by AARP Maine and hosted by the Portland Press Herald, this daylong event will be held at Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday, Sept 22. The festival authors will read from and discuss the inspiration behind their recent books. Two of the authors will share their first-hand …

— 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 …