AARP Virginia Local Events

Posted on 10/29/2014 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 …

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 …

Join AARP at Dodger Stadium for Baseball and Family Fun!

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

California 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 …

AARP Releases Directory of Resources for North Carolina Family Caregivers

Posted on 05/28/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | North Carolina AARP has published a 2014 North Carolina Family Caregiving Guide (222086_NCguide_Screen) that will assist the estimated 1.7 million family caregivers in the state when they are seeking information and resources to help them take care of individuals who need assistance. AARP North Carolina Executive Council Member Cheryl Schramm of Wilmington knows about the challenges of caregiving first-hand. Schramm, who helped provide care to her late husband as well as an elderly neighbor said, “Caring for a family member or friend …

Promote Holiday Cheer: Help Feed the Hungry

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Oregon AARP Oregon is teaming up with Safeway, U.S. Bank, CareOregon Advantage and KOBI-TV/NBC 5 to brighten the holiday season by collecting food for needy families in southern Oregon. AARP is encouraging members to drop off food donations at local Safeway grocery stores and U.S. Bank branches from Nov. 28 to Dec. 22. Safeway shoppers also can buy a $10 bag of groceries to be delivered to a family in need. KOBI-TV will broadcast live from a Medford Safeway store in …

Caregivers Seek Help as Needs Grow

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By Beth Levine Within a year of becoming her mother’s caregiver and advocate, Jean Caron, of Old Saybrook, was diagnosed with a reflux disease caused by stress. The year before, her mother, Elizabeth Horn, had had a major heart attack. When her mother was released to a nursing home, Caron was given a one-page sheet of vague instructions. “I learned on the fly about how to do things, make things happen and where to turn to for resources,” she said. …

Making Clarksdale Safer, More Livable

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Local Resources | Mississippi Clarksdale, a small city in the Mississippi Delta, is said to be the birthplace of the blues. Lately though, Clarksdale residents have experienced a different kind of blues, complaining about a high rate of crime. AARP Mississippi recently stepped in to help the Clarksdale mayor, police chief and county sheriff launch a neighborhood watch program. An AARP community group called Seniors for a More Livable Community is posting 80 neighborhood watch signs emblazoned with the AARP Real Possibilities logo. Residents …

Taking on Electricity Rate Hikes

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Louisiana | Money & Work | Volunteering Residents of Algiers, a community in New Orleans, will see an increase in their utility bills—but it could have been worse had AARP Louisiana not stepped in to rein in the hike. In 2013, Entergy Louisiana filed a request with the New Orleans City Council to raise rates for customers in Algiers by 42 percent over three years. AARP fought the proposal, bringing the total increase down from $12.9 million to $9.3 million, with the added cost phased in over …

‘It’s Just Life’: Discussing Last Wishes

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources | Tennessee By Sheila Burke Fireworks burst in the sky with the ashes of a man who died the year before. A burial site is nestled in a wild forest at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. A family prepares the body of a beloved patriarch at home before putting him to rest in a handmade casket. These are some of the different ways that people have been honored after their deaths in accordance with their wishes. Talking about how you or …

Schedule a Presentation on How to Fight Fraud

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Nebraska AARP Fraud Watch Network volunteers are speaking to community groups throughout Nebraska about how to fight fraud. The trained presenters explain how scammers think, how to avoid identity theft and what to do if you or someone you know is scammed. Some presentations include first-hand accounts from victims. The sessions are free, and participants can sign up for watchdog alerts to stay up to date about scams currently happening close to home. Nebraskans reported about 7,600 cases of fraud and …