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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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Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 10/7/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

A common scam that targets older Mainers is the medical alert scam. You receive a call from a company claiming a concerned family member ordered a medical device in case an emergency happens or you need help. However, in order to receive the device you need to provide your personal information along with a credit card number or banking information to pay a small service fee. Hang up immediately and never give these scammers any information. If a family member …

Join Us in Portland for a Free Film Screening on 10/8

Posted on 10/6/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Please join us on October 8th at our office in Portland for a free screening of two short films!  You can register here: AARP Maine and the Camden International Film Festival present Aging in Maine films followed by a panel and audience discussion.  SLOMO Directed by Josh Izenberg, USA, 16 minutes. Frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab …

Houlton Resident is Winner of Our Annual Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/2/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

AARP Maine Announces Winner of Annual Andrus Award for Community Service: Honor Goes to Houlton Resident and Friends of Aroostook Founder, Dale Flewelling AARP Maine is pleased to announce that retired business owner and life-long Houlton resident, Dale Flewelling, is the winner of the 2015 Andrus Award named in honor of AARP’s founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. The Andrus Award celebrates and honors individuals who make a difference in the lives of others, and it is the most prestigious and visible award …

Bethel joins Network of Age-Friendly Communities

Posted on 10/2/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Bethel joins Network of Age-Friendly Communities Bethel, population 2,699, has been accepted into the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities. It’s the sixth Maine community to participate and the smallest. Bethel’s participation grew out of a series of presentations on aging issues at the Western Mountain Senior College. After a panel on age-friendly communities and aging in place, a group of about a dozen volunteers started working on the project. The group is holding community discussions on October 14 and …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 09/30/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

As we embrace all the beauty that comes with fall, it’s also time to be aware of front-door fraudsters. The most common door-to-door scams seen this time of the year are outdoor home maintenance, roof repairs or driveway recoating, and cold-weather cons such as energy audits and inspections, chimney sweeping, and/or furnace and ductwork cleaning. Remember: most legitimate contractors are too busy to solicit business door-to-door and you should never pay for anything until a contract has been signed. Visit …

Scam Alert of the Week!

Posted on 09/23/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

The “Man in the Middle” cyber scam is one that we all need to be aware of if using public Wi-Fi. A hacker will create a barrier between your device and your Wi-Fi connection, so instead of working directly with the hotspot, you’ll be sending all your information right to the hacker. They will then have full access to important emails, credit card information and even security credentials to your business network. Remember: if you have important information on your …