AARP Experience Corps Brings Reading Program to Phoenix Schools

AARP Experience Corps Brings Reading Program to Phoenix Schools

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Volunteering AARP Experience Corps and AARP Arizona staff joined Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Michael Nowakowski and several school superintendents at Heard Elementary last week to unveil a new partnership developed to improve reading skills for Phoenix elementary school students. The AARP Experience Corps model utilizes highly trained volunteer tutors 50 and older to help children become great readers by the time they finish third grade. During the 2012-2013 school year, 50 percent of Experience Corps students improved one or more …

Award Winning Evarts 5th Grader Honors “Grandma” in Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest

Award Winning Evarts 5th Grader Honors “Grandma” in Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Home & Family | Kentucky Harlan County 5th grader’s family and state’s retired teachers celebrate the Black Mountain Elementary School statewide essay contest winner – Angel Wynn Tuesday, Angel Wynn received top honors in the 2014 Grandparent of the Year essay contest sponsored by Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) and AARP Kentucky. Ms. Wynn and her grandmother, Luada Wynn, received their awards at the Annual “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” ceremonies in Louisville. The Black Mountain Elementary School student’s grandmother, Luada Wynn was the …

To Plant or Not to Plant… That is the Question

To Plant or Not to Plant… That is the Question

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing So I’m leaving one of my favorite neighborhood garden stores, and once again, for about the third year in a row, (no pun intended,) I think about planting a garden. Not a big garden, but something that would yield me some of the summer harvest I so enjoy. I think about my grandmother having a garden and so did my mother. I remember collard and turnip greens, squash, red, yellow and green peppers, and my favorite, cabbage. At Sunday dinner, …

AARP, Michigan Humane Society offer pet adoption discounts

AARP, Michigan Humane Society offer pet adoption discounts

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family | Local Resources | Michigan Call it companionship at a discount. AARP Michigan and the Michigan Humane Society have launched a new partnership to offer substantial savings on pet adoption fees – ranging from $55 to $190 — to AARP members. AARP members can simply present their membership card at any Michigan Humane Society adoption location to receive the discount for qualifying dogs and cats. Those who want to sign up on the spot for AARP membership to get the discount can do so by …

Governor Signs Bill Preventing Predatory Pension Lending

Governor Signs Bill Preventing Predatory Pension Lending

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Money & Work | Vermont   Governor Peter Shumlin today signed a bill into law that effectively prevents predatory online lending institutions from preying upon older Vermonters.  The legislation, drafted by AARP Vermont and others, impacts companies offering cash advances to pensioners in exchange for part or all of their pension payments – often at very high interest rates. The new law requires these companies to register with the state and comply with strict regulations on interest rates, disclosures, etc. — or face stiff penalties. …

June 8 is AARP Day at Five Seacoast Wineries

June 8 is AARP Day at Five Seacoast Wineries

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Events | New Hampshire Back by popular demand:  AARP Day at five New Hampshire wineries.  It’s all on Sunday, June 8 and these seacoast-area vineyards will offer free tastings, free tours and other freebies for AARP members.  Last year’s festivities were fun and fabulous and you asked for a repeat performance.  You spoke and we listened!    Here’s the line-up of participating wineries.  Hours vary slightly so you’ll want to plan accordingly.  Before heading out, you might want to check out the specialty wines (and …