— 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 would like to express a sincere thank you to all the volunteers who joined us this session for our Tuesdays at the State House in Augusta. Thanks to you, we were able to attend multiple committee hearings, meet with our state legislators and offer testimony on several of the bills we followed.  Many legislators commented on the number of “red shirts” they saw each Tuesday and we are grateful for your passion and dedication to the important issues …

— AARP Maine is now accepting nominations for our 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Mainers who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.  The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. The award is named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. “AARP Maine is excited to highlight the 50+ in our state who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in …

— Your Time Makes a World of Difference! The week of April 15th is National Volunteer Week and at AARP Maine, we are grateful and honored to work with extraordinary volunteers every year.  The work of these dedicated individuals propels AARP’s mission “to serve, not to be served.”  This phrase was coined by our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, 60 years ago and it is certainly still true today. Our volunteers serve in many roles.  They testify at the state house, write …

— 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 …

— WANT TO VOLUNTEER ONLY IN THE WINTER? By guest blogger Joan Jagolinzer Not spending the winter in Florida or other warmer locations?  Busy in the spring, summer and fall, but have free time in the winter. Consider volunteering with AARP Tax-Aide.   In addition to actual tax preparation, volunteers are needed to help with scheduling, to greet taxpayers as they arrive at our tax preparation locations, to help us set up our computers and printers, and to assist with a variety …

— 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 …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2017 Contact: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director jmargesson@aarp.org or 207-229-5628 AARP Maine Announces Winners of Annual Andrus Award for Community Service Honor Goes to Augusta Residents, Carol and Robert MacDougall PORTLAND: AARP Maine announced today that two local champions of age-friendly community initiatives are the winners of the 2017 Andrus Award named in honor of AARP’s founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. The Andrus Award celebrates and honors individuals who make a difference in the lives …

— As the 2018 legislative session nears, AARP Maine will host a celebration to honor its volunteers—and meet potential new ones—on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell. AARP Maine will be calling on volunteers early in 2018 to help advocate on behalf of its 230,000 members and their families. With that in mind, the event will include training in advocacy and communication skills. In addition, the winner of AARP Maine’s Andrus Award for Community Service will be …

— If you enjoy public speaking and delivering powerful presentations on issues that matter, we would love to hear from you! Join AARP Maine’s Volunteer Speakers’ Bureau. Communications and Marketing Professor Mary Lynn Engel will provide an introductory workshop to interested 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.  These can include scam and fraud awareness, Social Security, AARP Today, and …