— 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 …

— Don’t miss these fun, local events hosted by AARP Maine. For more information, contact us at me@aarp.org or 207.776.6303. AARP Night at the Portland Sea Dogs Friday, June 8 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Portland Sea Dogs 271 Park Avenue | Portland Kick off the summer with a ball game and picnic dinner at the Portland Sea Dogs. AARP members and their guests receive a discounted price of $10 per person, which includes the game and picnic. Purchase tickets …

— 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 …

— 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 the Maine Sheriff’s Association to host free shredding events and medicine disposal events.  Please join us and bring your friends and family! In April, we are once again teaming up with the County Sheriff’s Offices in Augusta, Bangor and Portland.  Last year, we shredded over 50,000 pounds!  We are also collaborating with some of the …

— 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 …

— AARP Maine is proud to partner with the Smithsonian Channel, Maine State Museum, Library, and Archives and the Houlton Higher Education Center to bring a very special documentary to Maine. The Smithsonian Channel’s Americans Underground: Secret City of WWI features a remarkable history of Maine soldiers. Each event will include a discussion with the Maine National Guard Historian, one of the film’s historical advisors. All events are free but seating is limited- register today. Bangor: Wednesday, Nov. 8 | 4:30 p.m. – …

— 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 the Maine Sheriff’s Association to host free shredding events and medicine disposal events. Please join us and bring your friends and family! In April, we worked with the County Sheriff’s Offices in Augusta, Bangor and Portland and together, we shredded over 50,000 pounds this year! Would you like to volunteer with us for one of these …

— Ready to join AARP Maine’s Speakers Bureau?  Why not attend one of our trainings? Join AARP Maine’s Volunteer Speakers’ Bureau. Communications and Marketing Professor Mary Lynn Engel will provide an introductory workshop to 40 staff and volunteers. Our goal is to develop a team of volunteer speakers who can represent AARP Maine’s mission and message about the organization as whole and specific issue areas. RSVP is REQUIRED!  Questions? Email me@aarp.org or call 207-776-6303   PORTLAND – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th: RSVP …