— 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 hosting community conversations to address the high cost of prescription drugs. Mainers know firsthand what it’s like to get caught in a financial crunch when it comes to paying for prescription drugs, and the increasing cost of medications is hitting older Mainers particularly hard. Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world, and costs are rising four times as fast as overall inflation. We’ve invited State Legislators and community members to discuss the challenges Mainers …

— From Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director Welcome to spring! 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 50 or more activists and volunteers who join us during the legislative session for our weekly Tuesdays at the State …

— Interested in sharing your experience and talents as a volunteer? We would love to hear from you! Click here to see our volunteer brochure: Maine State Volunteer Brochure 2019 You have a lifetime of experience to offer. Why not share your talents right here in Maine? Through outreach, advocacy and service, AARP volunteers and staff work together to enhance the quality of life for Mainers of all ages. Whether it is behind the scenes supporting the daily work of AARP …

— “Keep moving,” my grandfather said to me, one arm raised as he shuffled down the hallway out of the kitchen. Even though he’s gone now his words still ring true. And he was right: one trick to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is to keep moving. Running marathons aren’t necessarily the goal, but consistently walking and stretching can do wonders for one’s health and mobility. Walking is a low-impact activity with many benefits, both physical and mental. AARP put together a …

— Your Time Makes a World of Difference! The week of April 7th is National Volunteer Week and at AARP Maine, we are grateful to work with extraordinary volunteers every year.  The work of these dedicated individuals honors 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 letters to …

— As a member of the Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention, AARP Maine is delighted to share this opportunity for Maine students to learn more about Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention. GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) Maine and the Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention (MCEAP) are working together to raise awareness about elder abuse in Maine. GFWC Maine and MCEAP are pleased to announce a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a Maine student who has successfully completed …

— Could you be the next AARP Maine Volunteer State President? Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and inspire others?  If so, we would love to hear from you!     AARP Maine is conducting a statewide search for the position of Volunteer State President.  This is a leadership volunteer position that offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to utilize your skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of Mainers …

— AARP Maine is gearing up its advocacy operation for the next legislative session. Volunteers are needed to expand outreach and education efforts at the State House and beyond. One priority of the “Tuesdays at the State House” series is addressing the needs of Maine’s approximately 178,000 caregivers and their families. The first Tuesday at the State House event in Augusta is Jan. 15. During the weekly sessions, volunteers will attend hearings, testify on important issues and meet legislators. AARP will …

— AN AMAZING MAINE RESOURCE AND COMMUNITY PARTNER The American Red Cross of Maine (ARC Maine) is helping residents in our state prepare for and respond to disasters. While they are well known for their CPR training and blood drives, they also provide many resources for general safety and well-being for everyone in our community. For more information, you can follow on Twitter and Facebook. In just one example, ARC Maine is working hard to reduce death and injury from home …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2018 Contact: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communictions Director jmargesson@aarp.org or 207-229-5628   AARP Maine Announces Winner of Annual Andrus Award for Community Service Honor Goes to Hunger Prevention Activist Edwin Wright of Bridgeton PORTLAND: AARP Maine announced today that Bridgeton resident, Edwin “Ed” Wright, is the winner of the 2018 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 …