Volunteers Needed for Tax Aide and Driver’s Safety

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press | Utah | Volunteering AARP UTAH SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND DRIVER SAFETY Please join AARP Utah as a volunteer for these fabulous programs! Tax Aide provides free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation.  This is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide thrives due …

‘Outsmarting Investment Fraud’ Lunch and Learns in September

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Events | Money & Work | North Dakota | Press Do you know the warning signs of investment fraud?  Have transactions occurred in your investment account that you did not authorize?  Did you know that Ponzi schemes continue to be one of the top frauds perpetrated against North Dakota residents? Join AARP and the N.D. Securities Department and learn how to protect yourself from investment fraud. Speakers from the N.D. Securities Department will discuss who is most likely to be a target of investment fraud, how to identify red flags, …

AARP Virginia Local Events

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events | Virginia 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 …

Join AARP at Dodger Stadium for Baseball and Family Fun!

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

California | Español Baseball season is in full swing and AARP wants to meet up with you at a Dodgers game to enjoy food, fun, and festivities at Viva Los Dodgers. This family-friendly pregame festival is held at the refurbished 76 station (near Lot 6) 2 hours prior to each Sunday home game and fans can enjoy live music, player autographs and various activities. Check back for details for each game! Entrance is free with a paid ticket to the game. Our next …

Mentor Up Continues Tech for Training AARP DC Volunteers

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering | Washington DC   Recently for AARP DC there was a volunteer reversal. Youth volunteers from Mentor Up taught older adults the basics on how to use and navigate the Internet using desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Older District residents also learned how to use Microsoft Office applications, establish an email account, use search engines, take pictures using a smartphone and send email with attachments. A few even dabbled with social media and how to find their favorite radio or TV station …

Take Part in 30 Ways in 30 Days to Fight Iowa Hunger

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Iowa | Volunteering Most Americans view Iowa as the land of plenty: Row after row of corn and soybeans, farmyards full of squealing pigs and contented cows and smiling people quietly sipping lemonade in the shade of their porch on a warm summer evening as a refreshing breeze sweeps across the gently rolling landscape. But Iowans know better. Feeding the world is hard work. For some Iowans, just feeding themselves is a major – maybe impossible – task. One in eight Iowans struggles …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteer Enjoys Working with People

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Volunteering Janelle Riedl of Prescott, Arizona, retired from the Internal Revenue Service in 1990 after working fifteen years with the federal government. While still at the IRS, Riedl began volunteering with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. “Getting involved with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide was really beneficial to me while I was still working,” says Riedl. “After I retired, I realized it presented a great opportunity for me to continue doing something I enjoyed, namely helping people with their taxes.” Twenty years later, …

Volunteer for AARP Day of Service September 11th

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Events | Oklahoma AARP was founded on service. Our motto reflects the legacy of our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus: “What we do, we do for all.” Every year, we set aside a Day of Service where staff and volunteers can give back to the community. This year, Day of Service will be on Thursday, September 11th.  AARP Oklahoma will volunteer at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma – Come join us …

Support Needed for Family Caregivers

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Washington By Dana E. Neuts In November 2008, Kathy Petersen made the difficult decision to care for her 80-year-old mother at home, moving the older woman into her small one-bedroom condo in Bellingham. Petersen, now 67, quit her job as a private long-term caregiver to care for her mother, who had Alzhei­mer’s disease. They subsisted on Peter­sen’s Social Security and her mother’s retirement income. “We were living right on the edge of what we could afford,” Petersen recalled. While attending a …

Exhibit Displays Work of WWII Internees

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Washington Now through Oct. 12, AARP members showing their cards will receive a $2 discount per ticket for “The Art of Gaman,” an exhibit of more than 120 artifacts made by Japanese American internees during World War II, at the Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. Shortly after the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor, approximately 110,000 Japanese Americans on the West Coast were ordered to leave their homes and forced into 10 internment camps, taking only necessities …