Scam Jams in Kahului and Kihei – May 30

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Community | Events | Fraud | Money & Work Every two seconds a con artist steals somebody’s identity. In the last year alone, Americans lost $18 billion of their hard-earned dollars to fraud, identity theft and scams. What tricks do con artists use to steal your money? How can you outsmart them before they strike? AARP Hawaii and state agencies leading the fight against fraud will offer free public awareness events in Kahului and Kihei on Saturday, May 30. The events are intended to arm Maui residents against the …

New Volunteer State President Selected

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering Sidney McCarther of Kansas City, MO has been selected Volunteer State President for AARP Missouri. In his new volunteer position, McCarther is charged with leading the AARP Missouri Executive Council and working in collaboration with State Director Craig Eichelman. McCarther will work with staff and other volunteers to establish strategic goals and objectives on a local level that is consistent with AARP’s national strategic framework. He will also serve as the principal AARP volunteer spokesperson in the state. For the …

Legislature Unresponsive to Hawaii’s Elderly in 2015

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Home & Family The following opinion column appeared in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Insight section on May 24, 2015 By Gerry Silva, State President AARP Hawaii The elderly did not do well in the 2015 Legislature. Expect more challenges next year if you want information and services to help mom and dad age in their homes. Legislative roadblocks of kupuna-friendly legislation, as well as deep cuts, and un-funding of key programs that support elderly needs will have long-term adverse impacts for Hawaii’s aging population. …

AARPRI supports Medicare Savings Program Expansion

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Advocacy In a letter of support signed by State Director Kathleen Connell, AARP Rhode Island today urged the House Finance Committee to recommend passage of a bill that would improve access to Medicare programs and help those with limited incomes pay premiums and out-of-pocket costs.         May 26, 2015 Representative Raymond E. Gallison, Jr. Chairman House Committee on Finance Dear Chairman Gallison, AARP supports House Bill H5201, An Act Relating to Human Services – Medical Assistance, which expands the …

Help Fight Hunger at Rocky Mountain Raceways June 27

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources It’s time once again for Rocky Mountain Raceways’ birthday bash, and AARP Utah helps them celebrate by teaming up with the Utah Food Bank for free admission to the races! Just bring five cans of food to the Raceways for the food bank and you’ll get in free.  It’s the 19th birthday bash for the Raceways and will feature bounce houses, crafts, and treats in addition to all the run on the track. This is a great celebration for a …

How to Get the Most of Out of Your AARP Real Possibilities Virtual Career Fair Experience

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Events | Money & Work The AARP Education & Outreach Financial Security team presents its next Virtual Career Fair (VCF) on Tuesday, June 9, 8 am – Noon MT, featuring Life Reimagined for Work Pledge organizations*. There is no charge for employers or job seekers to participate. Organizations such as AT&T, American Red Cross, and Optum will connect with experienced workers through their virtual booths. Job seekers can chat with recruiters, submit their résumés, view job openings, and tap into on-site E&O resources.  There will also …