— December 5, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:      Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director jmargesson@aarp.org or 207-229-5628   AARP Maine Releases 2019 Legislative Agenda Continues Weekly “Tuesdays at the State House” for AARP Volunteer Advocates   PORTLAND: As the 129th legislators are sworn in, AARP Maine announces its 2019 Legislative Agenda which includes a focus on long term care system reform, restoration of home and community-based services, housing and livable communities, financial security, fair utility rates, and broadband expansion. AARP Maine concluded …

— ENTER THE AARP SAVINGS CHALLENGE FOR WEEKLY CHANCES TO WIN — CLICK AND SEND YOUR SHORT VIDEOS to NCAARP@aarp.org (45 seconds of less) AND ESSAYS (250 words or less) to enter. NO AARP MEMBERSHIP, PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.                                                   MEMBERSHIP, PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.   BRIEF OVERVIEW: The AARP Savings Challenge (“Promotion”) takes place between 12:00 am on December 1, 2018 through 11:59 pm on January 31, 2019 (“Promotion Period”). …

— The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, including scammers! That is why it is critical we stay ahead of them to make sure consumers of all ages are aware of which scams are being perpetrated and how to avoid them. Please read and share the attached AARP Foundation ElderWatch Smart Tips on avoiding holiday scams. The Colorado Attorney General’s office also offers an excellent booklet on holiday scams. Speaking of busy… as the holidays roll around, here are …

— We’re proud to help those who defended America by Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP The AARP family would like to say thank you this Veterans Day to those who have served in America’s armed forces, and to say we appreciate your sacrifices. We’re also aware that military families deal with some unique problems. At least 4 million of our members are in the military or are veterans. One thing we’ve learned about those in the military, or with an armed services background, is that they …

— A newly-released Politico-AARP poll shows Pennsylvania voters age 50 and over believe health care and protecting the future of Social Security will be the most important issues in determining how they cast ballots in next month’s mid-term elections. “Voters age 50 and over will once again most likely decide the mid-term elections, said Bill Johnston-Walsh, AARP’s Pennsylvania state director. “Candidates that connect with older voters should enjoy a significant advantage at the ballot box next month.” AARP has teamed with …

— In closely watched race, Democratic candidate has the preference of key voter group. AARP Virginia released a poll Tuesday, October 9, 2018, taken of voters ages 50 and older in the state’s 10th Congressional District (CD-10), which is one of the most heavily scrutinized races in the country. The survey found that this group of voters will make their election choices driven by concerns about health care costs and financial security, as well as by a strong sense of unhappiness …

— When your personal information has been put in jeopardy, one of the first steps you want to take is freezing your credit report. In the past, this process has been costly and tedious but soon it will be much smoother. A new law goes into effect September 21 that will make it free to lock your credit file by freezing it with the three major credit rating companies. In the past, Equifax, Experian, and Transunion have charged fees to freeze …

— Are we ready to live longer? How will our cities, jobs and social structures keep up, and what might we need to change? AARP Colorado would like to inform you of a series offered by Denver Public Library, Connected & Creative Aging. The series will showcase the opportunities and the challenges to aging, including retirement, working later in life, caregiving and housing. Film Screening & Series Kick-Off: Coming of Age in Aging America Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m-12 p.m. As …

— How to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations is one of the most important decisions facing federal policymakers. This campaign season, questions about Social Security’s fate belong on the forefront. Born in the depths of the Great Depression, Social Security is showing signs of financial distress. Sooner or later, our national leaders will need to step in to secure its long-term future. And whether you’re a potential beneficiary of Social Security or simply among those paying into the …

— By Jill Gambon Fran Lautenberger, a retired theater professor, doesn’t mind getting up in front of strangers and talking. Looking for volunteer opportunities after moving to Cape Cod from Alaska, she signed up with AARP Massachusetts to give workshops on fraud prevention. She liked the idea of learning something new and sharing the information with others. She went through training to master the material and now gives presentations to community groups and at libraries, senior centers and other venues. “I’m …