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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 Raises Concerns Re: Maine’s Threat to End SNAP

Posted on 06/24/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Maine |

  June 24, 2016   Contact:          Amy Gallant (207) 318-0284 Lori Parham (207) 400-1026     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   AARP Raises Concerns over Maine’s Threat to End the SNAP Food Nutrition Program   Portland: AARP Maine raised concerns today about the threat by the State of Maine to end the SNAP Nutrition Program. Nearly a quarter of SNAP recipients in Maine are seniors. “Threatening to eliminate this vital program scares seniors and other SNAP recipients who, undoubtedly, …

6/22 SCAM ALERT: Con Artists Use Public Wi-Fi to Lure You In!

Posted on 06/22/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Maine |

6/22 SCAM ALERT: Using public Wi-Fi means you’re potentially sharing  personal information with criminals.  When you’re on free public Wi-Fi at the gym, a hotel or a coffee shop, the information you’re transferring between your device and the computer you’re accessing is easily tapped into by anyone who is on the same network. This means any bad guy can see what you’re doing. This leaves passwords, usernames, and account numbers vulnerable. Surf safely: stick to browsing the web, checking news, …

6/15 SCAM ALERT: Don’t Fall For Fraudulent Debt Collectors!

Posted on 06/15/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Maine |

6/15 SCAM ALERT: Getting calls from a debt collector? They might be fake if the person is trying to collect on a loan you don’t recognize, refuses to give you a mailing address or phone number, asks you for sensitive information, or uses threats to try to scare you into paying. Tell the caller you won’t discuss the debt unless you receive a written notice that includes the debt amount, the name of the creditor, and your rights under the …

Maine Leading U.S. on Age-Friendly Communities

Posted on 06/9/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Maine |

Maine Leading U.S. on Age-Friendly Communities “With four more towns making the age-friendly commitment recently, Maine now leads the nation in the number of towns that have enrolled in the Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Nationally, 80 municipalities and 12 counties have joined. Age-friendly community planning is just as relevant for large cities as it is for small towns. Communities vary in size from New York City to Newry, Maine, population 329. Four municipalities have recently been accepted into the AARP’s …

6/8 SCAM ALERT: Scammers Collect Coins Too!

Posted on 06/8/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Maine |

6/8 SCAM ALERT: Anytime there’s political or economic uncertainty, there are coin scams. With a tumultuous presidential election season upon us, there are bound to be coin scammers looking to bilk unsuspecting investors. You may get a call from a seller of collectible coins who will try to convince you that buying gold coins is a hot investment and that you can double or triple your money practically overnight. The caller will send you coins, but they will be nowhere …

Monthly Coffee Klatches in Augusta and Bangor: Please Join Us!

Posted on 06/3/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Maine |

Augusta and Bangor Coffee Klatches with AARP Maine are a wonderful way to meet other AARP members in your community and learn about our work across the state.  Why not join us?  The coffee and bagels are on us! We have lively discussions and often feature a special guest such as a community leader, local legislator or member of Congress.  We want to listen to your ideas and concerns and answer any questions you may have. We are also seeking …

Scam Jam in Bangor! Senator Collins Addresses Crowd of 200

Posted on 06/1/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Maine |

RELEASE: June 1, 2016 Contact: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director 229-5628 or   AARP Maine Hosts Bangor “Scam Jam” to Fight Scams and Fraud in Maine Senator Susan Collins Addresses Audience of 200 BANGOR:  AARP Maine held a “Scam Jam” today, an event designed to raise awareness about common scams and fraud in Maine with speeches and workshops conducted by state agencies leading the fight against these crimes.  200 Maine residents, members of law enforcement, state agency representatives …

6/1 Scam Alert: Don’t Get Scammed on Your Family Vacation!

Posted on 06/1/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Maine |

6/1 SCAM ALERT: Planning to travel this summer?  Don’t let scammers ruin your vacation. One way thieves are preying on unsuspecting travelers is through front-desk fraud. Hotel guests receive a phone call in the middle of the night, supposedly from the front desk. There’s a problem with your payment, the caller says, asking you to confirm your credit card number. Only it’s not hotel staff calling (they’d wait until morning); it’s a scammer using a lobby phone. Never give your …

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

Posted on 05/25/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></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="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></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. …