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Why Social Security is important to women

By Dr. Erica Magnus Social Security was signed into law more than 80 years ago on Aug. 14 and, as we celebrate its 81 birthday, it is important to consider how crucial this program is to all Mainers, particularly to Maine women. At the time of its passage in 1935, almost half of older Americans lived in […]

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June a missed opportunity for release of housing bond funds

By Amy Gallant MAINE — Today across Maine, thousands of older, vulnerable Mainers, many of whom have been kept in limbo for years, continue to wait for a home they can afford. Despite passage last November by an overwhelming majority of Maine voters, the Senior Housing Bonds have yet to be released. With approval from […]

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Introducing the AARP Maine Age-Friendly Facebook Page

Here in Maine, we are dedicated to advancing well-designed, livable communities to promote health and sustain economic growth.

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It’s time to disrupt aging

AARP believes that no one’s possibilities should ever be limited by their age and we will fight to remove barriers that stand between people and their goals and dreams.

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AARP Maine honors Wells caregiver with Portrait of Care

On Saturday, Dec. 12, AARP Maine honored Wells resident Amy Madge with a Portrait of Care at The Whitney Galleries. Madge is one of 53 caregivers nationwide to receive a hand-painted Portrait of Care from AARP. She is among 40 million Americans – 178,000 from Maine – who help older parents, spouses and other loved […]

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Maine consumers susceptible to holiday giving scams

With the launch of the holiday shopping season well underway, AARP Maine released a new survey from the AARP Fraud Watch Network. The survey found that 63 percent of Maine consumers failed a quiz about how to stay safe from common holiday scams, and many are regularly engaging in behaviors which put them at risk […]

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