Join AARP at Dodger Stadium for Baseball and Family Fun!

Posted on 07/3/2014 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. Come by the AARP table at each of the games listed below to pick up giveaways and information and hear about exciting things AARP is doing to help Angelenos 50+ live life to the fullest! AARP has arranged for members and their guests to receive discounted tickets for selected games this season. Catch an LA Dodgers ball …

Are You Safe? Free Presentation on AARP’s Fraud Watch Network, August 14

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Enjoy a free presentation on AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud. The Fraud Watch Network is a free service that connects you to your community, updating you with the latest scams in your area with monthly Watchdog Alerts.     When: Thursday, August 14, 12:00-12:30 P.M. Where: Surprise Senior Center, 15832 N. Hollyhock St., Surprise, AZ 85378 For more information, call (623) 222-1522.

AARP Celebrates 49th Anniversary of Medicare

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Arkansas | Health & Wellbeing                     AARP Celebrates 49th Anniversary of Medicare Unveils New Consumer Tool WASHINGTON— On the eve of Medicare’s 49th anniversary, AARP introduces a new Medicare Q & A Tool that provides consumers with easy-to-understand answers to commonly asked questions on insurance plan choices, coverage, and costs. The free online tool helps people understand eligibility requirements, gives useful information on how Medicare works, and explains when they may enroll. “President Lyndon Johnson signed …

Sioux Falls Transit Task Force Report

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | South Dakota Over the last year, AARP South Dakota State Director, Sarah Jennings, has served on the Sioux Falls Transit Task Force (the Task Force).  The Task Force was put together by city leaders to address transportation challenges in the growing city.  The goals of the Task Force are to reduce paratransit costs, increase fixed-route services, foster a community-based collaboration for funding a coordinated non-profit transportation effort, develop a transit travel training program and provide a long-term financial status report to the …

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP Rhode Island | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Rhode Island Tennis and Your Later Years   By Herb Weiss Published in Pawtucket Times, Woonsocket Call, July 25, 2014 Like bacon and eggs, AARP Rhode Island hopes to make tennis synonymous with AARP’s Life Reimagined initiative.  On Friday, July 11, Rhode Island’s largest aging advocacy group firmly tied its national initiative to the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, seeing an immediate opportunity to be associated with one of the world’s most high-profile tennis events, one that matched its age 50 …

Visit the Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit at the Children’s Museum at a Discounted Price!

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Indiana | Money & Work | Press From August 1 – 30, 2014, AARP members and one guest will receive a discount off of regularly-priced tickets to the Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (25% for AARP members and 20% for one guest). Accidentally found by Chinese farmers in 1974, these life-sized, clay soldiers were created by the first emperor of China and then buried to protect him on his journey to the afterlife.  An estimated 8,000 warriors have been …

Registration open for Lane County Finding Work@50+ workshop 8/12

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Oregon | Press   While Oregon’s job growth has increased 3% in the last six months, for laid-off or otherwise unemployed workers 50 years of age and older, the prospects for employment are still dismal. “Almost half of older jobseekers were among the long-term unemployed, whose chances of finding jobs, particularly good jobs, remain problematic,” said Sara Rix, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for AARP’s Public Policy Institute.  “And while older workers have a lower unemployment rate overall, the ones who lose their jobs …