4 States

— AARP Community Challenge Grant Program to Help Make Communities Better Places to Live for All Ages AARP is now accepting applications for Community Challenge grants to fund projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative that aims to make our communities great places to live for everyone. The application deadline is June 30, 2017 and all projects must be completed by November 1, 2017. All applications must be submitted through …

— AARP DC will donate $1,000 on behalf of the 2017 AARP DC Andrus Award winner to an eligible non-profit organization of his or her choosing. Named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Andrus Award honors outstanding individuals who donate their time, skills and passion as a volunteer. Do you know a volunteer age 50+ making a significant difference in your neighborhood? Honor his or her dedication and commitment with AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for …

—   Between June 1-29, AARP is hosting Medicare Health Care and You!  meetings to learn about some of the challenges facing health care reform and get information about different proposals being discussed in Washington. The sessions are also an opportunity for Iowans to voice their concerns about the future of health care and Medicare, and learn how to get involved in advocacy efforts to strengthen health care coverage for older Iowans. The events are all free and open to AARP …

— 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 …

— Individuals ages 50 and older make tremendous contributions to improve our communities. Their life and professional experiences shape and inform their ability to disrupt, innovate, and create. They truly are champions and trailblazers, and their efforts and groundbreaking contributions need to be recognized. That’s why AARP Illinois and Crain’s Chicago Business have joined together to launch 50@50+ Illinois – a recognition of Illinoisans over the age of 50 who are making a positive impact in their communities. They don’t adhere …

—   Thursday, June 29, 2017 : AARP NeighborWalks Littleton Tour, Littleton, CO – 5:3- pm – 7:30 pm Littleton Downtown Light Rail Station 5777 South Prince Street Littleton, CO  80120 Join AARP Colorado for NeighborWalks.  Enjoy guided walks through some of Denver’s most beautiful and interesting neighborhoods.  Come meet others in your community, learn the history and join the fun.  Walks will be led by a local historian. Littleton – This wonderful suburb to the south offers a great deal …

— AARP Connecticut hosted a live Telephone Town Hall with guests Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut and AARP Legislative Counsel David Certner on Monday, June 26, 2017. The informative and interactive discussion, moderated by AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan, focused on the impact that policy changes will have on the new healthcare bill in the Senate and included topics such as the potential cuts to Medicaid, effects on Connecticut seniors, and the senator’s plan to help caregivers. Audio of the …

US Capitol

— AARP urges Senators to vote ‘NO’ and start from scratch on new health care bill   WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond sent the following letter today to all 100 Senators in response to the Congressional Budget Office score of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, urging them to vote ‘NO’ on the bill. Below is the letter in full: #AARPRI #AARPRI June 27, 2017 #AARPRI Dear Senator: Older Americans care deeply about access to …

— “The People’s Debate” to Allow Virginia to Make Informed Choices for Governor  RICHMOND _ AARP Virginia and the League of Women Voters of Virginia are inviting the leading candidates for Governor to make their cases directly to voters across the Commonwealth at “The People’s Debate” on October 9, 2017. The People’s Debate is Virginia’s oldest and most widely broadcast statewide, televised debate. “This Election Day, Virginia voters will be asked to choose a vision for the commonwealth for the years …

— Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? AARP and the University of Hartford will host a free Work for Yourself@50+ workshop to help you get started on Tuesday, July 11, at 9:30 a.m. at the Entrepreneurial Center on the University’s campus. AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ initiative helps people gain the knowledge, support, and resources they need to make informed decisions about working for …

— AARP Kentucky volunteers, staff, and friends recently celebrated 23 inspiring individuals nominated for their dedicated service in the Louisville community. Representing 13 faith organizations, they were certainly worthy of the recognition. The ceremony was emceed by radio personality Miss Krystal of WLOU 104.7FM, with a crowd of over 100 in attendance. Nominees were placed into three categories based on the size of the faith organization, with the small category being for organizations with attendance of 1 to 100, medium being …

— Interested in learning how the Great Lakes have dramatically impacted not only your community, but all of North America socially, economically, and politically? Come out and explore the National Museum of the Great Lakes with AARP and hear tales that span hundreds of years. Join us for fascinating stories of the Great Lakes as you learn about the rich history of the world’s most important natural resource. Immerse yourself in the unique media and hands-on experiences, including the museum ship, …

— Nationwide, more than 8 million adults aged 50 to 64 rely on charitable food assistance to help make ends meet. Not wanting to be a burden, they often suffer in silence. They are more likely to experience chronic illnesses like Diabetes, depression, reduced muscle mass and bone density, and poor vision. They are our family, our friends, and our neighbors – and AARP Virginia is committed to ending their hunger. Each year, AARP Virginia volunteers and staff partner with organizations …

— JOIN AARP VIRGINIA FOR DINNER IN DEL RAY! Join us at FireFlies Monday, July 10th to enjoy dinner with other AARP members and their guests and a 20% discount on a dinner entree. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Full menu ordering is available.     We look forward to seeing you there! Monday, July 10, 2017 | 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 1501 Mount Vernon Avenue| Alexandria, VA 22301 Please let us …

— For a startling number of older adults, poverty is a fact of life that threatens to put the American Dream out of reach. And more than 10 million adults 50 and older are at risk of hunger every day because they lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. This summer, AARP Foundation is leading a Summer of Service to SeniorsSM, a series of opportunities around the country to shine a spotlight on food insecurity and senior poverty and show how …

— Strategies for improving brain health, coping with dementia and what to do when a loved one is hospitalized are part of a free workshop for caregivers at the University of Hawaii Maui College on July 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. “Caring for family is a tough job and education and training is a way to ease the stress of caregiving,” said Barbara Kim Stanton, state director for AARP Hawaii. People thinking about their future needs, caregivers and family members …