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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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— As the 2016 general election moves into high gear, AARP is mobilizing members and voters in Iowa and across the country to demand that all candidates have a plan to update Social Security for current and future citizens. Without updates for future sustainability, the benefits Social Security provides will drastically decrease for recipients by 2034, potentially by as much as $10,000 a year. AARP’s nationwide campaign #TakeAStand, asks that presidential candidates Take a Stand on Social Security and form a …

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— With a July 1 nomination deadline approaching, AARP Iowa is encouraging Iowans to take a few minutes to nominate an outstanding 50+ Iowan for the 2016 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, making them eligible to  receive $1,000 to award to the charity of their choice. “AARP Iowa is pleased to be able offer a $1,000 cash award to the winner of our highest volunteer service award, and we’d love to see as many individuals and organizations as possible …

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— Events below qualify for the Passport Program in the Denver Metro Area. July and August 2016 – Matinee and Evening Performances -Central City Opera The Ballad of Baby Doe Central City Opera House 124 Eureka Street Central City, CO  80427 The true riches-to-rags adventure of Elizabeth (Baby) Doe and Horace Tabor.  An intriguing epic of love and loss, boom and bust, the story is set to beautiful music by composer Douglas Moore. Matinees at 2:30 p.m.: July 13, 15, 17, …

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— Spend a morning with us engaging all of your senses on a guided bike ride this fall.  We will explore 3 different trails in the St. Louis region that will provide you with amazing sights, smells and sounds while you feel the ground under your wheels.  We will even have a little treat for you to round out your ‘sensory’ experience. Each ride will start at 9:00 a.m. and will end by noon.  You’ll be free to continue cycling in …

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— Helena, Mont., July 28, 2016 — AARP Montana will host community shredding events and food drives across Montana as part of its 2016 National Day of Service.  Every year, Patriot Day and National Day of Service & Remembrance is observed to remember those who were lost and honor the heroes who responded to the tragic events on September 11, 2001. Since that time, thousands of AARP staff, members and volunteers have joined in the National Day of Service by volunteering …

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—   AARP Massachusetts has two internship opportunities for this fall, with our Advocacy and Community Outreach departments. Our Mission Statement: AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.  ADVOCACY INTERNSHIP Are you excited by all the presidential election activity? Are you interested in doing advocacy around aging issues? If so, we have a paid internship position that may interest you! We’re …

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— Marty Martin, a long-time community and state public servant in Wyoming, has been selected as the new president of AARP Wyoming. “We are excited to have Marty join our team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that can grow and support our work in Wyoming,” AARP Wyoming State Director Tim Summers said. “He has passion and commitment to excellence that will help us serve Wyoming well over his tenure.” As President, Martin will serve as the head of …

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— Look what’s coming to Concord and Manchester:  FREE hands-on workshops for those who want to get the most out of their smartphones.  It’s all part of the AARP TEK program (Technology, Education, Knowledge) with friendly TEK guides available to answer your questions and provide one-on-one help. Choose from four workshops offered on three dates – August 10, 17 and 22 – at a variety of times.  Registration is required.  Register online or by calling 1 866 591 8105. Featured workshops …

— The deadline for AARP’s most prestigious and visible award- the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service has been extended to Monday, August 1, 2016. This award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the communities in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, vision, commitment to volunteer service and that inspire others to volunteer. Click here for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service nomination form. Award Eligibility Guidelines Nominees must be 50 years or older. The …

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— It’s a CAREversation:  a free family caregiving event! Join AARP in Concord for an engaging, interactive conversation about family caregiving.  Connect with other family caregivers around your table as you enjoy complimentary food and drinks. Register today for one of four events on August 9 and August 20 at the Grappone Conference Center.  Learn how to build a caregiver support network, tips to care for youself, and where to find local resources. Events are free but space is limited to …

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— During NYC Broadway Week, September 5 -18, 2016, stop by the Official NYC Information Center-South Street Seaport. Meet with AARP NY staff, volunteers, and other members, daily from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community. Presale offer available for AARP members, guests and those age 50+: 2-for-1 tickets August 15-17, 2016. Mark Your Calendars: AARP members, guests and those age 50+ can buy two tickets for the price of one for …

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— Statement on Senator Schumer’s Support of the Credit for Caring Act by Beth Finkel, State Director of AARP New York: “AARP New York thanks Senator Charles Schumer for cosponsoring the Credit for Caring Act of 2016 and commends him on his commitment to today’s 40 million family caregivers. “If passed, the Credit for Caring Act (S.2759) would provide a federal tax credit of up to $3,000 for eligible family caregivers who provide financial assistance to their loved ones, while working. …