AARP Virginia Local Events

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Events 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 …

Aging at home receives boost from Wyoming Legislature

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Home & Family Thanks to the support of the Wyoming Legislature, more than 100 people on the Wyoming Home Services waiting list won’t be waiting any longer. During the most recent session, the legislature approved a $200,000 increase for funding for the Wyoming Home Services program. The program provides direct services so people can maintain their independence in their homes. It is a state-wide service for individuals who are at risk of prematurely or inappropriate nursing home placement. The remarkable efficiency of the …

Driver Safety Program 2014 Volunteer of the Year for Utah Wins Regional Prize

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources | Volunteering AARP Utah extends its warmest congratulations to Duane Blackwell, AARP’s Driver Safety Program 2014 Utah Volunteer of the Year who was recently selected as the Regional Volunteer of the Year for Western Region 2.  He will now compete with seven other regional winners across the country for the Michael Seaton Volunteer of the Year, the highest award bestowed within the Driver Safety Program recognizing its most outstanding volunteer. Duane began teaching the AARP’s Driver Safety class over twenty years ago …

South Dakota Rank High on Retirement List

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

AGE-FRIENDLY | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Travel South Dakota ranks eighth among top ten states for retirement. Have you been considering retirement? If you’re looking for a new start, consider South Dakota one of your best options. According to a Bankrate.com survey, the state ranks eighth among the top ten states for retirement. The low tax burden – the third-lowest in the country – is a major selling point for those looking to save money. If the state’s low tax burden is not appealing enough, it also …

Celebrate Florida Senior Day at the Capitol April 15

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events Florida Senior Day is a time to celebrate and honor the state’s older adults. Join AARP Florida, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the United Way of Florida to do just that!   Events will take place on Wednesday, April 15 at the State Capitol in downtown Tallahassee.   Hear from elected officials, advocates and community leaders for an interactive Town Hall meeting on issues affecting Florida seniors at 10 a.m. in the Governor’s Cabinet Room or via livestream. …

A Tree Grows in Providence

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Community | Volunteering A wondrous thing happens when you plant a seed. Tomorrow, dozens of volunteers along with state and city officials will plant 100 juniper shrubs in the Elmwood Avenue section of Providence. The plants, sprung from lowly seeds in some distant greenhouse, will come of age symbolizing something special. The saga begins last year with the well-intentioned idea that metal basket planters along the business district’s sidewalks would improve curb appeal, making the space look more like a part of the …

SCAM ALERT! New Telephone Scam Hits Maine

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2015   CONTACT Jane Margesson (207) 229-5628 jmargesson@aarp.org   Warning Re: New Telephone Scam in Maine  Fraudulent Callers Claim They Are Monitoring a Computer Virus   PORTLAND – AARP Maine received information today from the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce concerning fraudulent telephone calls being made to residents from callers claiming to be from a company called MCI-ITS S-Telesy.  The caller ID phone number is 213-337-0014. The caller asks for computer passwords and personal information …