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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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Happy 104th Birthday to Cora Brown of the AARP Greater Portland Chapter!!

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

                Happy Birthday to Cora Brown who turned 104 this week! Cora is one of 2 remaining charter members of the Chapter, which was established 51 years ago. The other, Lora Coffin, is 92 and still attends meetings, as Cora did at that age. The Chapter has honored them both by according them lifetime membership status.  On behalf of all of us at AARP, we send you our warmest wishes!   Are you …

Are You a Smart Driver?

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

    Driver Safety: An opportunity to learn new techniques and to volunteer in 2014! We can all agree that increasing the number of safe and conscientious drivers on the road can make our communities safer for all. Since 1979, AARP has offered a comprehensive and affordable driver safety course designed to teach and renew one’s defensive driving techniques. AARP Smart Driver is geared to drivers 50+, but is available to drivers of any age who wish to brush up …

Dementia Caregivers Especially Stressed and Depressed, Report Finds

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

  By Amy Goyer   Family caregivers who are caring for loved ones with cognitive and behavioral health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease and depression, face particularly demanding challenges, according to a  new report from AARP and The United Hospital Fund. As a result of all the demands on them, a majority of these caregivers say they feel stressed much of the time as they try to juggle their caregiving responsibilities with other work or family obligations. As primary caregiver for my dad, who …

Grandparents Day with the Portland Sea Dogs! Discounted Tix!!

Posted on 08/7/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Ready for some fun at a discount?  August 30th is Grandparents Day with the Portland Sea Dogs and you can get tickets at a great discount if you are an AARP member!   Just click here for all the details:   We hope you have a great time!         Image: Portland Sea Dogs

Walking Can Reap Great Rewards

Posted on 08/7/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

If a daily fitness walk could be put in a pill, it would be one of the most popular prescriptions in the world. It has so many health benefits. Walking can reduce the risk of many diseases — from heart attack and stroke to hip fracture and glaucoma. These may sound like claims on a bottle of snake oil, but they’re backed by major research. Walking requires no prescription, the risk of side effects is very low, and the benefits …

AARP Maine Releases Results of 2014 Registered Voter Survey

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2014 CONTACT: Jane Margesson: AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 or   Lori Parham: AARP Maine State Director (207) 400-1026 or AARP Announces Results of 2014 Survey of Registered Maine Voters 50 and Older   Maine’s Most Active Voting Demographic Weighs in on Issues Important to Them, Indicates Candidates Must Address Issues to Win Their Votes   PORTLAND: AARP Maine announced today the results of their 2014 Survey of Registered Maine Voters …