— The player fields are set for the Nation’s Capital Tennis Tradition – the 2017 Citi Open® Tennis Tournament – and fans are in for an action-packed week of tennis Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Don’t miss the opportunity to save by purchasing your Citi Open® tickets using the code “Tennis2017” to secure the 20% discount. This discount is available for all sessions from August 3 – August 6, 2017. (You do not have to be an AARP member to access …

— Connect with AARP while you experience CABARET at The Kennedy Center! AARP members and guests are invited to purchase tickets to the show which includes a free post-show talk-back with cast or crew, courtesy of AARP. As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall’s (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET. AARP members and guests can …

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— 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 …

— 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 …

—   Saturday, July 22, 2017: Tour de Steamboat Bike Ride The Tour de Steamboat is an annual bicycle event that brings together 1000 cyclists and over 30 local and state-wide volunteers, on a one-day ride through beautiful Northern Colorado. Names like Rabbit Ears Pass, Gore Pass, Yellow Jacket Pass, Stagecoach, Yampa and Oak Creek dot this incredible route, and 4 mileage options offer something for everyone to enjoy.  The Tour de Steamboat is a non-competitive event open to cyclists of …

— A Message from AARP Pennsylvania State President Joanne Grossi When I left my federal government job earlier this year, I was asked to join the AARP family as a volunteer. I accepted the appointment of AARP Pennsylvania State President, looking forward to the impact I could make on the 50+ community throughout the Commonwealth. In my role, I have the privilege of helping to shape AARP’s strategic priorities, build community partnerships with key decision makers and serve as AARP’s spokesperson …

— ICYMI: AARP in Your Community – Philadelphia and Surrounding Communities Philadelphia City Council Hosts Hearing on AARP-Endorsed Bill Improving Pedestrian Safety Back in April, AARP Pennsylvania was pleased to join Philadelphia City Council member Helen Gym for a public hearing on City Bill 161108 that would improve access to the city’s sidewalks and protected walkways–particularly when normal access is disrupted due to construction activity. During the hearing, AARP volunteers testified that a more walkable community allows Philadelphians of all ages …

— Think you could never be scammed? Think again! Every day scammers come up with new ways to get your money. Attend this “Operation: Stop Scams” lunch and learn to hear from local law enforcement about the most prevalent scams locally, what to watch out for, and proactive steps you can take to protect yourself. Lunch will be served and we invite you to bring a nonperishable food item that will be donated to the Great Plains Food Bank. There is …

— We are in prime time for home repair scams. A common tactic is a “contractor” will come to your door and offer to do work on your home at a steep discount. He or she will likely demand payment upfront and then disappear. Or they will do the work but it will be shoddy, or they will demand more money to finish the job. Avoid working with contractors who contact you. Before you start any work, ask for references and …

— The federal government grant scam has been around for years. But now, scammers are finding targets through social media. How It Works: You see posts from people on Facebook claiming they have been awarded tens of thousands of dollars in a grant from the federal government, and that you could be eligible, too. You call the listed phone number, give some personal information, and are told you qualify—all you have to do is send a money order or provide your …

— WASHINGTON, DC—As the US House Budget Committee plans to markup the budget bill, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in opposition to House Republicans’ Budget Blueprint:    “AARP urges Congress to reject harmful changes that would have a negative impact on health security and the vital programs that serve older Americans.  AARP urges you to oppose efforts to cut Medicaid and turn Medicare into a voucher-type program that would shift costs and risks to older Americans. We …

— 7/19 SCAM ALERT We are in prime time for home repair scams. A common tactic is a “contractor” will come to your door and offer to do work on your home at a steep discount. He or she will likely demand payment upfront and then disappear. Or they will do the work but it will be shoddy, or they will demand more money to finish the job. Avoid working with contractors who contact you. Before you start any work, ask …

— The Volunteer Portal Training Specialist works with the Office of Volunteer Engagement’s Volunteer Portal Training Team to provide Portal training support to state staff and volunteers. Responsibilities include leading state-initiated Portal training, webinars, and workshops in group or individual settings. Additionally, the Volunteer Portal Training Specialist role identifies promising practices for volunteer training support and helps increase awareness of the feature and benefits of the Volunteer Portal in the AARP volunteer community. Responsibilities Conduct and/or assist with OVE Volunteer Portal …

— Get $5 off tickets for July 23 live show with online promo code Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is giving AARP members the chance to be a part of a national radio audience!  Mountain Stage is a live performance radio program recorded in West Virginia and heard weekly on over 200 National Public Radio (NPR) stations across the country. You’ll receive $5 off your tickets to the Sunday, July 23 show at Charleston’s West Virginia Culture Center Theater by using the promo code “WV50Plus” …

— Last week I overheard one of our AARP volunteers in a spirited discussion with an AARP staff member. They were discussing how AARP was handling some issues and I quickly realized that there were different points of view being presented. The discussion was very kind and remained friendly the entire time, with many, “I understand where you are coming from…” phrases thrown around. I was not only impressed because it was one of the most respectful political discussions I have …