AARP Maine

Jane Margesson

Biography:

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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Fraud Watch Wednesday 5/25 No Winners in the Fraud Game!

Posted on 05/25/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

5/25 Scam Alert Bulletin Board: Paying to collect a prize you believe you’ve won? This is likely a sweepstakes scam. A large sum of money or free trip may sound nice, but if you are being asked to pay something in order to receive the prize, then it is not legitimate! Here is what to watch out for: If the promoter asks for your credit card number, checking account number, or personal information it’s a scam. If you legitimately win …

Seeking Caregiving Conversation Hosts to Help Build Support for Maine Caregivers

Posted on 05/19/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

 Host a Caregiving Conversation and Help Build Support for Caregivers in Maine There are currently 178,000 family caregivers in the state of Maine who take care of a loved one every day.  Many of these individuals are holding down jobs, raising a family, or both.  Most caregivers are women.  All of these unsung heroes make daily sacrifices as they juggle multiple roles and responsibilities. We’re launching an effort to bring more attention to caregivers and we hope you can help. …

Fraud Watch Wednesday 5/18 Don’t Let Scammers Ruin Your Vacation This Spring!

Posted on 05/18/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

5/18 Scam Alert Bulletin Board: Sightseeing, sun-bathing, and the vacation of your lifetime may sound perfect, but make sure it isn’t too good to be true after all. Unfortunately, this time of year vacation scammers are looking for unwary travelers. If you and or your friends/family are planning a vacation anytime soon, make sure to double check your source.  Look out for unsolicited emails and phone calls offering hard-to-believe deals. If you are going through a travel agency, make sure …

At the State House: Our Legislative Update

Posted on 05/12/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

  AARP Maine Legislative Update   Over the past few months, AARP Maine Staff and volunteers have been hard at work in our state capital. During the 127th legislature (2015-2016), AARP Maine worked on a number of issues impacting Mainers 50+ and their families. For example, we protected prescription drug programs for older Mainers and passed legislation to support caregivers when a loved one is discharged from the hospital. Now, in Maine, you can protect yourself from identity theft and …

Patricia Oh Joins AARP Maine as Age-Friendly Consultant and Launches New Facebook Page

Posted on 05/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

Welcome to Patricia Oh, AARP Maine’s new Age-Friendly Consultant! Patricia Oh, LMSW, MS, is excited to join the AARP team to work with towns and cities in Maine that are making age-friendly changes. All across the state, town residents, social service and health providers, and municipal officials are working to make their communities better places for residents to grow up and to grow old. Patricia is eager to learn from the communities engaged in this work and to develop tools …

Fraud Watch Wednesday 5/11 Is The Next “President” Going to Fool You?

Posted on 05/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

5/11 Scam Alert Bulletin Board: With the 2016 elections around the corner, scammers have found a new way to try and trick you. Here’s how it works:  The con usually starts with a scammer spoofing a presidential candidate’s number so that the call appears to come from their campaign headquarters. The call will seem legitimate because they will use an impersonator to imitate the candidate’s voice.  They will ask you to press #1 to make a donation by entering your …

Welcome to Spring! A Message from AARP Maine State Director, Lori Parham

Posted on 05/10/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

Welcome to the Spring Edition of the AARP Maine Newsletter! I’m excited to share with you the latest happenings across Maine. Each quarter we bring you news of what is happening in the Pine Tree state, depending on your interests. Do you love politics and the political process? You will enjoy our update of the legislative session. The AARP Maine team of staff and volunteers worked tirelessly on your behalf in Augusta to ensure the voices of 50+ Mainers were …

Maine Caregiver Resource Guide: Your Source for Services and Supports

Posted on 05/10/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

Our new Maine Caregiver Resource Guide is now available!  Please send an email to me@aarp.org if you would like us to send you an electronic copy. Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life. You may have become a caregiver suddenly or perhaps your role has evolved over time. No matter where you are in the continuum of caregiving—starting to plan, helping to coordinate a big move, or taking care of a family member in your home—having resources at …

Fraud Watch Wednesday 5/4 Scammers Celebrate Mother’s Day, too!

Posted on 05/4/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

5/4 Scam Alert Bulletin Board: Mother’s day is almost here! If you are thinking about scheduling last minute flower deliveries beware! With thousands of online flowers being ordered, crooks have hit a new low of setting up fake online flower shops, and then promoting then all over the internet. They attract buyers by claiming to have cheap prices, but in reality are just taking your credit card info and, you guessed it, not delivering flowers. Make sure to research the …

Kick Off Your Summer with AARP Maine!

Posted on 05/4/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jmargesson/" title="Posts by Jane Margesson" rel="author">Jane Margesson</a> | AARP Maine |

KICK OFF YOUR SUMMER WITH AARP MAINE!  Join us for fun summer events including a sailing race, baseball game, garden tour, and more! Age of Disruption Tour, Portland What if everything we know about aging is wrong? Dr. Bill Thomas comes to Portland for Disrupt Dementia and Non-Fiction Theater workshops, featuring original music, storytelling, poetry and groundbreaking insights on aging and care. When: Friday, May 20th, 2016 – 2:30-4:30 PM and 7:00-8:30 PM Where: Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM in …