AARP Virginia Local Events

Posted on 09/21/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events | Virginia 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 …

Volunteers Needed for Tax Aide and Driver’s Safety

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press | Utah | Volunteering AARP UTAH SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND DRIVER SAFETY Please join AARP Utah as a volunteer for these fabulous programs! Tax Aide provides free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation.  This is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide thrives due …

Join AARP at Dodger Stadium for Baseball and Family Fun!

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California Baseball season is in full swing and AARP wants to meet up with you at a Dodgers game to enjoy food, fun, and festivities at Viva Los Dodgers. This family-friendly pregame festival is held at the refurbished 76 station (near Lot 6) 2 hours prior to each Sunday home game and fans can enjoy live music, player autographs and various activities. Check back for details for each game! Entrance is free with a paid ticket to the game. Our next …

AARP Releases Directory of Resources for North Carolina Family Caregivers

Posted on 05/28/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | North Carolina AARP has published a 2014 North Carolina Family Caregiving Guide (222086_NCguide_Screen) that will assist the estimated 1.7 million family caregivers in the state when they are seeking information and resources to help them take care of individuals who need assistance. AARP North Carolina Executive Council Member Cheryl Schramm of Wilmington knows about the challenges of caregiving first-hand. Schramm, who helped provide care to her late husband as well as an elderly neighbor said, “Caring for a family member or friend …

Advocating For Change; Keeping the Lights On

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | Texas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Press | Texas By Mark Hollis AARP Texas AUSTIN, Texas — If you’re Janee Briesemeister, the frequent flyer miles add up quickly. In nearly three decades of advocacy for American consumers, Alaska and Hawaii are the only states Briesemeister hasn’t visited for her work. An undisputed national expert on energy, telecommunications and other utility issues, Briesemeister is a well-traveled, Austin-based champion for a host of consumer causes like making utility bills easier to understand and home energy costs more affordable. The former radio …

AARP Georgia Offers Three For Free Event In Macon-Bibb

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Events | Georgia | Local Resources Macon-Bibb County area residents can safely dispose of outdated documents, outdated prescriptions, and have their cars checked for best mirror and seat placement at a free event Saturday, October 25, Central City Park, 180 Willie Smokie Glover Drive. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and will run through 2 p.m. on October 25.  The event is co-sponsored by AARP Georgia and the Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation Department. The three-for-free event is an Age-Friendly Community Service Event.  Macon-Bibb County was designated …

Help Us Save Georgians Money

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | AARP GA | Comments

Georgia | Money & Work We are seeking people, who wish to help others, and we will provide complete, free training for qualified applicants in the following roles: TAX  PREPARERS: Needed throughout the State from January to April.  No prior experience required. Training will be offered, but applicants must have computer knowledge. CLIENT FACILITATORS: Needed throughout the state and are responsible to check in clients and make sure they have all the necessary paper work to have taxes prepared. COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANTS: Needed throughout the state …

Help Prepare Taxes for Those in Need

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Volunteering | Wisconsin AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. And they need your help! Thousands of low- to moderate- income Wisconsinites, especially those 60 and older, need help preparing their taxes. Volunteer for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and make sure they get all the deductions and credits they deserve. You’ll be helping people in your own community with a much-needed service that’s free, individualized and has no strings attached. Not good with numbers? No problem! There’s a volunteer …

AARP Virgin Islands 2014 Voter Guide is Available Online

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Advocacy | Virgin Islands Elected leaders are important resources in a community. These individuals hold a great deal of responsibility for the health, welfare and prosperity of their community. Their leadership and foresight are critical toward the success or failure of all of us. Voters, on the other hand have a responsibility and a duty to learn as much as they can about the individuals who have come forward to serve the community. Only by getting familiar with each candidate can the voters truly …

Las cuatro C para elegir un plan de Medicare adecuado para ti

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Español Por Nicole Duritz   Recientemente, hablaba con mi vecina Joyce, que es una directora de escuela jubilada. Siempre fue saludable y activa, así que me sorprendió saber que el año pasado, justo antes de cumplir 69 años, se enteró de que tenía diabetes y presión arterial alta. Como resultado, tuvo que pagar facturas médicas y de medicamentos recetados más altas de lo esperado.  Durante el período de inscripción abierta de Medicare del año pasado, Joyce pudo cambiarse a un plan que …