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Jane Margesson


Jane Margesson has worked for AARP for over 20 years in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and now Maine. She is proud to work every day with a remarkable team that includes volunteers throughout the state who propel AARP's mission to improve the lives of all as we age.

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SCAM ALERT! New Telephone Scam Hits Maine

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2015   CONTACT Jane Margesson (207) 229-5628   Warning Re: New Telephone Scam in Maine  Fraudulent Callers Claim They Are Monitoring a Computer Virus   PORTLAND – AARP Maine received information today from the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce concerning fraudulent telephone calls being made to residents from callers claiming to be from a company called MCI-ITS S-Telesy.  The caller ID phone number is 213-337-0014. The caller asks for computer passwords and personal information …

Sign our Petition! We Cannot Afford Cuts to Programs for Those Most At Risk!

Posted on 03/23/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

We want you to meet Margie Higgins.Margie is a native Mainer, born in Bar Harbor and now living in Bangor. Like more than 30 percent of seniors over 65 in Maine, Margie lives solely off of her once-a-month Social Security check. For her, that’s just $1,291 per month. Like many folks here in Maine, Margie has healthcare needs that would normally far exceed her ability to pay out-of-pocket for: heart trouble, blood pressure and osteoporosis which force her to take four …

Speaker Eves and Sen. Burns Join AARP Maine for Tele-town Hall Meeting

Posted on 03/19/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

AARP Maine’s Live Tele-Town Hall with Speaker Eves and Senator Burns Reveals Deep Concerns for Mainers 50+ Thousands of AARP Members Participate, Issues Raised on Property Taxes, Aging in Place, Caregiving and Affordable Housing   PORTLAND: On Thursday, March 12th House Speaker Mark Eves (D-North Berwick) and State Senator David Burns (R-Whiting) participated in a live AARP Maine-sponsored tele-town hall. The discussion focused on the challenges facing Mainers 50+.  Almost 12,000 AARP members from across the state joined the town …

AARP Maine Welcomes Amy Gallant – New Assoc. State Dir. for Advocacy and Outreach

Posted on 03/17/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

 March 17, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:          Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 or   AARP Maine Welcomes New Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach   PORTLAND: The AARP Maine State office is pleased to welcome a new member to their team, Amy Regan Gallant, who will serve in the position of Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach. Gallant brings abundant experience working and volunteering in the field, advocating for Maine’s most vulnerable populations. …

Will You Speak up for Mainers? Come to our Training in Bangor!

Posted on 03/12/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Will you speak up for Mainers? They say, “All politics is local.” That’s why AARP Maine is working around the state to engage and inspire Mainers 50+ on the issues that matter right here in our corner of America. At the end of the day, the laws and policies developed in Augusta impact just as much as much those established in Washington, D.C.  If you’d like to join our growing community of volunteers working at the local level in their …

Fight Fraud! AARP Maine Hosts Free Shredding Events

Posted on 03/9/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen.  Don’t let the next victim be you. Rifling through trash cans for personal information is a common tactic of identity thieves. Shredding sensitive and personal documents can minimize your risk.   AARP Fraud Watch Network is hosting free shredding events: From 1-3PM on Saturday, April 25th at the East End School, 195 North Street in the Munjoy Hill neighborhood of Portland. From 9AM – 1PM on Tuesday, May 19th at the University of …