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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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Tool Time for Age-Friendly Bowdoinham

Posted on 08/27/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Tool Time for Age-Friendly Bowdoinham Bowdoinham is one five Maine communities which are members of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. It began its age friendly planning process in 2012 under the auspices of the WHO and is first to be implementing portions of its action plan. The 2012 needs assessment identified the following five ways that Bowdoinham could become a more aging friendly community: (1)  provide readily-available information about community events and access to services; (2) develop transportation alternatives; …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 08/26/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Online dating can be a fun, exciting way to meet new people. Unfortunately it’s also become an opportunity for scammers to deceive innocent people and steal their money. After building an emotional connection, scammers will pretend to be desperate for money due to a tragedy or unexpected trip. Remember: if someone you meet online makes excuses about meeting in person and/or starts asking for money, they may be a scam artist. If your potential love is really an imposter, report …

YOUR Maine Photo Could be Featured on our Social Media Sites!

Posted on 08/21/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

We are featuring photos from around the state each week on our social media sites. Would you like to submit yours?  You can do so through Facebook.  Just send us a message! This week’s photo from the Frances Perkins Center in New Castle was taken by Erica Magnus, a resident of Windham.

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 08/19/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

This month we’re celebrating Social Security’s 80th anniversary, and reminding all Mainers how important it is to protect your Social Security number at all times. Unless you know you will need, it, do not carry your Social Security card in your wallet. Be extremely cautious of phishing emails from fake Social Security Administration (SSA) reps claiming you qualify for a new benefit. These imposters will likely ask you to fill out a form with all your personal information, which they …

Social Security’s 80th Celebrated at the Frances Perkins Center

Posted on 08/14/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Vicissitudes…There’s a word you don’t hear every day Uncredited, Associated Press file photo shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Social Security Bill in Washington, Aug. 14, 1935.  Standing behind is Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, the first female cabinet member. But, it seems only fitting that today, 80 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the law creating Social Security, we should remember this word as part of a famous quote. “We can never insure one-hundred percent of the …

“50 years of Medicare, Medicaid, Older Americans Act Benefits”- Important Op-Ed in Today’s Bangor Daily News

Posted on 08/13/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Check out today’s Op-Ed in the Bangor Daily News, 08/13/2015: http://bangordailynews.com/2015/08/12/opinion/contributors/50-years-of-medicare-medicaid-older-americans-act-benefits/ By Jessica Maurer, the executive director of the Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Rich Livingston, AARP Maine’s volunteer state president.  Mainers had a lot to celebrate this July. Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that created Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act. Since 1965, each has served to protect the health and well-being of millions of American families, providing preventive and …