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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Friends of Aroostook – Making a Difference One Crop at a Time

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

A Heart-Felt Harvest in The County By Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director Originally published in Maine Seniors Magazine – September 2014 Our day started at 5:15 AM and while anyone who knows me knows that I am not a “morning person,” I was looking forward to getting to work. We were very lucky, too, as the torrential downpour from the day before had subsided. It was cool and a little overcast – perfect for our day’s work in the …

Changes to the Property Tax Fairness Credit May Impact You

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

CHANGES TO THE PROPERTY TAX FAIRNESS CREDIT MAY IMPACT YOU   Are you a low to moderate income individual? Do you pay a significant amount of your income for rent and/or property tax? If so, 2014 changes to the state of Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit may impact you.   You may receive a larger credit than you received last year, may receive a credit even if you were not eligible last year and, in some instances, no longer be eligible …

Your Turn to Ask the Candidates: MPBN’s Maine Calling

Posted on 09/28/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Voters 50+ and the 2014 Election Across party lines, voters 50 and older worry that a secure future will be out of reach. They want candidates to focus on improving their financial security, as they think their incomes have not kept up with their cost of living—especially health costs, taxes and retirement security. The overwhelming majority of 50-plus voters want to live independently as they age, and they see this as a critical election issue. MPBN’s radio call-in program Maine Calling …

Listen to MPBN’s Radio Series on Caregiving

Posted on 09/27/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Caregivers in Maine and the Challenges They Face:   The second story in MPBN’s Maine Things Considered caregiving series focuses on Janice Miller who cared for her husband, George, during his battle with ALS.  Please listen to the remarkable story of how friends and neighbors stepped in to help the Millers face their challenges.     The first story in this caregiving series aired 9/12 on MPBN.  This first broadcast features a mother and daughter from Windham who face distinct challenges. http://news.mpbn.net/post/desire-age-place-presents-challenges-maine-caregivers Are …

AARP Maine and WVOM’s Senior Talk: Innovative Radio Programs

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

        Did you know?  AARP Maine is a proud sponsor of Senior Talk, an innovative radio program on WVOM hosted by award-winning host, Carol Higgins Taylor.  Now in it’s 11th year, Senior Talk brings the issues that matter to you and your family right into your car or living room radio every weekend.  The shows air twice: 6:30 AM on Saturdays and at 8:00 PM on Sundays.  You can also hear podcasts of every show, too.   …

Guest Feature: Your Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

National Preparedness Month takes place in September, but Maine is always prepared   The following was submitted to AARP Maine by Richard Higgins, Individual Assistance Officer/State VAL Maine Emergency Management Agency   National Preparedness Month is an annual national campaign that takes place in September and as we head into the colder months,  it’s a good time to remind people to prepare themselves, their communities, and their workplaces for any kind of emergency event or disaster. We’re glad to have a whole month that …