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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 …

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— Have you thought about the life you want to live in the future?  Do you need information to help you start planning financially? Join AARP volunteer Joanna Amberger, CFP, and take the first step during one of three free financial workshops taking place across the islands. See below for details all three workshops and registration links: “Better Late Than Never” Workshop – Kauai When: Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 am –noon Where: Lihue Library, 4344 Hardy Street, Lihue, HI 96766 Details: This …

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— AARP y Fuerza Contra Alzheimer celebra los cuidadores durante el mes de la herencia hispana Únete a nosotros para una divertida tarde de arte, música y cuidados! Lideraremos una conversación activa e interactiva sobre el cuidador familiar. Este evento proporcionará a los cuidadores la oportunidad de conectar con otros cuidadores familiares, expresar artísticamente las ansiedades y frustraciones, y aprender acerca de los recursos locales para ayudar a que navegar su viaje como cuidador. Habrá refrescos de cortesía. Gratis para el …

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— Iowans are invited to attend an upcoming Social Security solutions forum in their community this fall to discuss the importance of Social Security to the economic security of Iowans for generations to come. In June, the Social Security Trustees reported that trust fund reserves will be exhausted in 2034 resulting in across-the-board benefit cuts of nearly 25 percent for 1.8 million Iowans if Congress fails to act. “Doing nothing is not an option,” said AARP Iowa State Director Kent Sovern. …

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— At AARP Massachusetts, we’re out in communities throughout the state, sharing information on a wide variety of topics. The following upcoming events are open to the public, and while some require registration others do not. Take a look and register for those that spark your interest! For any questions, please email us at ma@aarp.org. “All Things AARP” – Come Learn What We Do For You!                               …

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— Sometimes life takes you in a different direction than you thought you would go. It’s never too late to make a change. Start reimagining your life today by attending a free Life Reimagined Checkup. This fall, AARP Iowa is hosting a series of free, 90-minute sessions in communities across the state. Each check up offers tools and advice to help participants navigate transitions in their work, relationships or well-being. Sessions are designed to help participants reflect on their goals and …

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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, …

— How it works:  Scam artists send mass-produced form letters to thousands of recipients every month. The mailing might inform you that you have won a million dollar prize, but that you need to pay a fee or a tax in advance to receive the funds. You pay the fee, and then receive nothing. What you should know: The United States Postal Service and U.S. Department of Justice are warning consumers about this type of fraud.  They advise consumers never to …

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— 9/28 SCAM ALERT It’s important to pay attention to your credit card bill after making a purchase online or over the phone. Unsuspecting consumers may find that the retailer has tacked on a few more items, in the hopes of going unnoticed. If you contact your credit card company soon after the bogus charge appears, the company will remove the charge. But if you don’t notice until after the charge has been paid, you could have a job on your …

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— AARP Illinois was a proud supporter of the Better Government Association (BGA) 2016 Springfield Luncheon entitled Election 2016: Candidates, Chaos, and Consequences. The Luncheon was held on Tuesday, September 27th at the Doubletree by Hilton located at 701 East Adams in Springfield.  The event  featured Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar, Chris Kennedy, former University of Illinois Chair and Special Guest: Springfield native Natalie Bomke, FOX 32 Chicago.   “AARP Illinois fight for issue that matters and are important to our members and …

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— Back by popular demand:  the Annual Enchanted Fall Festival at the Massabesic Audubon Center!  And AARP members and their guests receive special prices:  $5.00 per person or $15 per family. It’s all on Saturday, October 22, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Massabesic Audubon Center at 26 Auburn Way in Auburn.  You’ll also find AARP New Hampshire there, with a cookie-decorating activity. What else is on tap? Enchanted Forest tours Bluegrass music Bonfire (with marshmallow roasting) Live animals …

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— On Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27, join AARP Maryland and the Baltimore County Department of Aging at the 2016 Baby Boomer and Senior Expo for the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. Under the theme, “Discover the Power of Age!”, more than 300 vendors and exhibiters delight, inform and inspire the thousands of older adults, baby boomers, caregivers, families, persons with disabilities and professionals in attendance. Stop by and visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network exhibit for important information on how to protect yourself …

— The Arlington Central Library is about to be very busy in the upcoming months as it hosts three AARP workshops which take place in October through November. The workshops are the AARP HomeFit Workshop, Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities, and Caregiving 101: Preparing to Care for Your Loved One. The AARP HomeFit Workshop will be held in the Central Library Auditorium on Monday, October 10th at 10:30 A.M. and Saturday, October 15th at 3:00 P.M. This workshop teaches …

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— Come join The Palace Theatre’s fresh re-imagining of this hilarious classic! The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas – a rollicking HOOTENANNY of a musical – is coming to The Palace Theatre – and AARP members and their guests receive a $10 per Adult ticket discount.  The discounted performances will be held October 21 through November 12 at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street, in downtown Manchester.  There are both 2:00 and 7:30 pm performances. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas …

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— Join us for a free and interactive drum circle at the Beatitudes Church in Glendale on Tuesday, October 25th from 6 to 7:30 p.m.! Drum circles have been around since ancient times, with strong roots in African and Native American cultures. Now the therapeutic benefits of beating drums and creating rhythms are reaching broader audiences.  Drumming helps connect the world of music and rhythm with wellness and well-being. Drumming has proven not only to reduce stress but to boost the …

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— RALEIGH — A new AARP survey of North Carolina registered voters ages 45 plus, finds an information gap when it comes to voters’ knowledge of the gubernatorial candidates’ policy proposals and the voting issues that age cohort care most about. The same survey found that the vast majority of older voters, 97 percent, plan to participate in Election 2016, and will be a deciding factor in both the federal and state races. AARP North Carolina Director Doug Dickerson explains, in …

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— Hempstead, NY — “Americans who are working hard and paying into Social Security were the real losers at tonight’s debate,” AARP Senior Vice President, Campaigns, John Hishta said. “In this issueless campaign, the debate was the best chance for voters to get real answers on how the presidential candidates would keep Social Security strong for future generations.  If our leaders don’t commit to act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 per year. “The failure of Mr. Holt to ask …