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Join AARP Virginia at one of our many local events AARP Virginia staff and volunteers work together in bringing you real possibilities to your community. We host informative workshops on how to modify your home for easy living, the ABCs of Aging and how you can make your voice heard in Washington. We also work in partnership with many community organizations to connect you to unique tools and programs to tackle issues that matter most to you and your family.Our events …

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This article will be updated as more Fraud Watch events are added! Below is the current list as of April 2016. Every year, thousands of Americans are impacted by fraud and scams through telephone calls, mail, e-mail, and digital advertisements. However,  you can beat con artists at their own game by joining the AARP Fraud Watch Network and attending one of our many Maryland Fraud Watch Events listed here: AARP Shred Fest Event, Waldorf, MD Saturday April 30, 2016 9:30am-11:30am FREE! …

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016  7:30 p.m. – Denver Join us at the Denver Center for Performing Arts for a performance of Beauty and the Beast.* Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, returns to Denver! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our …

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The Hawaii State Legislature passed the CARE Act today in separate floor votes in the House and Senate. Lawmakers unanimously passed HB 2252 – the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act – making Hawaii the 30th state or territory since 2014 to give caregivers the opportunity to receive instructions when their loved ones are discharged from the hospital. “This is a major win for family caregivers that advocates have worked on for three years,” said AARP Hawaii State Director Barbara …

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  The AARP Massachusetts Executive Council (EC) provides strategic direction for AARP at the state level. The 9 member volunteer board is led by the State President, Sandy Albright. Each member brings uniquely valuable skills and experience to AARP.     PRESIDENT, Sandy Albright, LICSW (licensed independent clinical social worker), joined the EC in 2014 and became president in 2015. She served as Massachusetts Undersecretary of Elder Affairs from 2007 to 2013. Prior to that she was the CEO of Federated …

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Every year, AARP honors an outstanding volunteer who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members with the Andrus Award for Community Service. Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older that should receive AARP’s most prestigious Connecticut volunteer award? The deadline is June 3 so you have exactly one month to nominate them. AARP Connecticut will donate $3000 on behalf of the Andrus winner to an eligible non-profit organization of …

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AARP Virginia to Host Dinner Group in Midlothian Midlothian_ Join AARP Virginia at the next Dinner Group on Tuesday, May 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Camdela’s Pizzaria and Ristorante Italiano, Ivymont Square Shopping Center, 14235 Midlothian Turnpike. This event is open to all AARP members and their guests.   Attendees can expect to meet other AARP members in the Midlothian area and enjoy a 15 percent discount on their dinner entrée. There will not be a seminar …

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Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. But in Tennessee, AARP is taking steps to help prevent frauds and scams. During the week of April 25, 2016, AARP Tennessee and its community partners hosted special events, called ShredFest. These free document shredding opportunities were held in Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis. In all, more than 18,000 pounds of documents were destroyed during the four events in Tennessee. Additionally, more than 100 Tennesseans used the opportunity to join the AARP Fraud Watch …

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The Ohio Caregiver Act, introduced by state Sen. Peggy Lehner of Kettering, will enable more Ohioans to opt for in-home care by formally designating a family caregiver. Similar legislation enacted in Oklahoma resulted in significant reductions in healthcare costs and hospital readmission. The bill also recognizes the critical role that millions of Ohioans play in the lives of their parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings and other loved ones who rely on them for the help they need to live safely at …

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Time is about to run out on caregivers.  The CARE Act, a bipartisan bill to support the more than 600,000 unpaid family caregivers in Minnesota, is in jeopardy.  Despite passing the Senate with overwhelming support from both parties it has not been taken up in the House and the clock is ticking. With less than a month remaining, there is a real chance that this critically important bill won’t become law. You can help make supporting family caregivers a priority …

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Please go to Age-Friendly Maine and ‘like’ us! Did you know that Maine is the oldest state? And that our median age is 43 years old? At AARP Maine, we see opportunities in this data. In Maine, the Network of Age-Friendly Communities helps participating communities become great places for all ages by adopting such features as safe, walkable streets; better housing and transportation options; access to key services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities. Well-designed, livable communities …

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AARP Connecticut is invited into communities across the state on a variety of topics every month. May will include more than a dozen opportunities to attend and learn about an AARP program that interests you. The events are open to the public, and while some require registration, others do not. For questions, contact AARP Connecticut Community Outreach Director Erica Michalowski at 860-548-3163 or emichalowski@aarp.org. Life Reimagined The AARP Life Reimagined program helps you find your “What’s next?” in life through fun and insightful …

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Can you think of a volunteer who’s made a significant impact in their community?  Who’s always willing to go the extra mile?  Who inspires others to volunteer? Nominate them for the 2016 AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service – AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding Kentuckians age 50+ who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, …