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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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AARP Maine Testifies Against Proposed Cuts to Critical Programs for Vulnerable Mainers

Posted on 03/4/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

March 4, 2015 Testimony In Opposition to Proposed Changes to the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) and the Drugs for the Elderly (DEL) Program, Part TT of the Proposed Department of Health & Human Services Budget. Good Afternoon Senator Hamper, Representative Rotundo, Senator Brakey, Representative Gattine and Members of the Joint Standing Committees on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and Health and Human Services. My name is Rich Livingston.  For the last three years, it has been my honor to serve as …

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

Posted on 03/2/2015 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 …

How to Foil Identity Thieves & AARP Maine Testifies on Credit Freeze Bill

Posted on 02/26/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

        Contact: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director 229-5628 or   AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves AARP Maine to Testify on Legislation to Amend State’s Credit Freeze Law   PORTLAND— To coincide with common scams that surface during tax season, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched an educational effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a 60-second new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people …

AARP Maine Testifies in Support of Access to Landline Telephone Service

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Statement of Lori Parham, Ph.D., State Director, AARP Maine on Provider of Last Resort Service before the Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee February 24, 2015 Good afternoon Chairs Woodsome & Dion and members of the Committee. My name is Lori Parham and I am the State Director for AARP in Maine representing more than 230,000 members 50+ statewide. AARP is a non-profit, non-partisan member organization representing the interests of 50+ Mainers and their families. As you consider the PUC report …

The HistoryMakers: Living Black History at the Library of Congress

Posted on 02/24/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

The HistoryMakers: Living Black History at the Library of Congress We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, Till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. Those words, from the second verse of the Black National Anthem, perhaps best describe a new permanent exhibit at the Library of Congress. It is …

President Joins AARP CEO “Save our Retirement” Coalition

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2015 CONTACT: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560,, @AARPMedia   President Joins AARP CEO, “Save Our Retirement” Coalition to Praise Progress on Better Standard for Retirement Investment Advice   WASHINGTON, DC – Today President Barack Obama joined AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins (above) and members of the Save Our Retirement coalition to announce that a major step has been taken on a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that would update requirements for those who give …