— AARP Maine, Alzheimer’s Assoc. Maine Chapter, MS Society and MCOA Celebrate Maine Family Caregivers Month   News Conference Calls for Legislative Leadership to Better Support Maine’s 178,000 Family Caregivers   AUGUSTA: On November 13th, representatives from AARP Maine, the Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, the MS Society and the Maine Council on Aging hosted a news conference to celebrate the first-ever designation of November as Maine Family Caregivers Month. The news conference included State Representatives Patrick Corey (R-Windham), Margaret Craven (D-Lewiston) …

— 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 …

— A letter from AARP Maine State Director, Lori Parham I hope the summer finds you enjoying these sunny Maine days! The last quarter was a busy one here at AARP Maine. I’m excited to share with you updates from around the state, and alert you to our upcoming events. The power of voters 50-plus should not be underestimated and will play a pivotal role in 2018.  With Social Security, Medicare, health care and other issues on the line, this year’s …

—   AARP MAINE SEEKS “ANDRUS AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE” NOMINEES Annual Award Recognizes Volunteers Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community   AARP Maine is seeking nominations for its 2017 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors those individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.  The annual award is named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who founded AARP in 1958 at the age of 73.   …

—   February 27, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:      Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 jmargesson@aarp.org       AARP Maine Testifies in Support of a Family Caregiver Tax Credit Legislation Would Provide Financial Relief to Family Caregivers   AUGUSTA: Today, AARP Maine testified before the Committee on Taxation in support of legislation that would provide some financial relief to family caregivers in the state.  AARP estimates that each year 178,000 Mainers care for older parents, spouses or other …

— AARP Maine Announces Winner of Annual Andrus Award for Community Service Honor Goes to Volunteer Fire Fighter and Searsport Resident, Frank Whiting PORTLAND: AARP Maine announced today that retired volunteer fire fighter and Searsport resident, Frank Whiting, is the winner of the 2016 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 of others, and it is the most prestigious and visible award …

— RELEASE: June 1, 2016 Contact: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   AARP Maine Hosts Bangor “Scam Jam” to Fight Scams and Fraud in Maine Senator Susan Collins Addresses Audience of 200 BANGOR:  AARP Maine held a “Scam Jam” today, an event designed to raise awareness about common scams and fraud in Maine with speeches and workshops conducted by state agencies leading the fight against these crimes.  200 Maine residents, members of law enforcement, state agency representatives …

— AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization with a social mission. We envision a society in which everyone ages with dignity and purpose. AARP Maine is working to enhance the lives of Mainers 50+ through advocacy, information sharing, volunteerism and service. Our staff and volunteers advocate on issues such as caregiving, livable communities, affordable utilities and consumer fraud, to name a few.  We have resources and information to help you make informed health and retirement decisions. AARP Maine is also proud to have volunteers …

— RELEASE: February 17, 2016 Contact: Jane Margesson (207) 229-5628 jmargesson@aarp.org AARP Maine Hosts Portland News Conference with Senator Susan Collins Collins Launches Senate Aging Committee’s Scam Awareness Resource PORTLAND: In her capacity as Chairman of the Aging Committee, U.S. Senator Susan Collins has developed a new resource concerning scam and fraud awareness for older adults.  AARP Maine hosted a news conference today with Senator Collins at their state office to officially announce the release of this important publication: “Fighting Fraud: …

— AARP Maine Announces Winner of Annual Andrus Award for Community Service: Honor Goes to Houlton Resident and Friends of Aroostook Founder, Dale Flewelling AARP Maine is pleased to announce that retired business owner and life-long Houlton resident, Dale Flewelling, is the winner of the 2015 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 of others, and it is the most prestigious and visible award …