— Act your age. Has anyone ever told you that and how do you answer if you’re 50 or older? AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins believes you shouldn’t fall for stereotypes about how people 50+ should act. That’s why she wrote her best-selling book “Disrupt Aging.” The book is about changing the way we think about getting older. We all age every day and that’s way better than the alternative. We’re living longer, healthier and more productive lives so growing older …

— Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money every year, and every day criminals become more sophisticated. You can be part of the effort to fight back against fraud! Through AARP Fraud Watch Network, AARP is arming Americans with the tools they need to spot and avoid fraud and scams so they can protect themselves and their families. Sign up NOW to join a call on April 27 with AARP DC and fraud prevention …

AARP Maryland helping fight hunger with our Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive in March 2015.

—   Updated April 24 2017: Harvest 2017 is THIS Saturday! The most up-to-date list of participating stores in Maryland can be found in the interactive map below. Please mark your calendar to stop at a participating store near you on Saturday, 4/29, and donate! You can also take non-perishables to any USPS location in Maryland during this entire week to drop off your donation. Between 10-12 percent of Marylanders aged 50+ struggle with hunger, and we are doing our part to help bring …

— Individuals ages 50 and older make tremendous contributions to improve our communities. Their life and professional experiences shape and inform their ability to disrupt, innovate, and create. They truly are champions and trailblazers, and their efforts and groundbreaking contributions need to be recognized. That’s why AARP Illinois and Crain’s Chicago Business have joined together to launch 50@50+ Illinois – a recognition of Illinoisans over the age of 50 who are making a positive impact in their communities. They don’t adhere …

— Age-Friendly DC is a coordinated, comprehensive, and collective-action effort with the goal of ensuring that the District of Columbia is a great place for all ages to live, work and play! As a DC resident, you have a say in building a better future for the city. What has improved in your community? What concerns you? We want to hear from you! Please RSVP here for an upcoming listening session in your community. As a DC resident, you have a …

— 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 …

—   Thursday, May 4:  LearnOn How to Launch a Micro Business,  Metro State University AARP Discount 6 p.m.-8 p.m.– DENVER AARP members receive 15% off on the class.  This class will demonstrate how to start a small business for very little money without quitting your full-time job. MSU professor and attorney Eric Blomfelt will share his personal history with his own small but successful business ventures. AARP Members and their guests can access the discount in the following ways: Call 303-556-8320 …

— By Ryan Gruenenfelder   For too long Illinois has been without a comprehensive, balanced budget that helps make life better for residents of all ages. Since 2002, the Governor and the General Assembly have failed to pass a truly balanced budget. And for almost two years, the State has operated without anything beyond a ‘stop-gap’ budget.  This budgetary inaction has led to a current fiscal year 2017 budget deficit of somewhere between $5.4 billion to $7.8 billion, depending on whose …

— Millions of family caregivers in Illinois will have many reasons to celebrate during National Caregiving Month in November, as new laws will provide much and urgently needed help for them as they take care of their loved ones. Thanks to the tireless advocacy of AARP, the Hospital Association and other groups, the Illinois CARE Act will help to significantly increase coordination between caregivers and hospitals. The law requires hospitals to: Provide your loved one the opportunity to designate a family …

— AARP Hawaii fought for the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act to help family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. Now, you can download your free CARE Act wallet card for you and any loved one you may care for. Effective July 1, 2017, the CARE Act will require Hawaii’s acute care hospitals to: 1.) Provide the patient with with the oportunity to designate a family caregiver on their medical record. 2.) Notify …

AARP will be fighting for 50+ Marylanders in Annapolis in 2015.

—   April 12 update: The 2017 Legislative Session is officially over! How did the bills affecting 50+ Marylanders fare? Find out by reading AARP Maryland’s 2017 General Assembly “report card.” With more than 895,000 members statewide, AARP Maryland is the voice of the 50+ in your community. From Oakland to Ocean City, and every district in between, AARP invites you to join us at the State House in Annapolis in 2017. • Meet with your local lawmakers to share concerns and …

— Oklahoma weather can be dangerous and can quickly turn deadly. To keep you and those you love safe, we’ve put together the following resources from our friends at News on 6 and News 9. News on 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer and AARP OK State Director Sean Voskuhl talk Tornado Safety Tips. Take a look inside the News on 6 weather studio with Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer. News on 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer tells AARP OK State Director Sean Voskuhl …

— Great news for our state’s more than 345,000 caregivers and the people for whom they provide care. The Kansas Legislature has passed and Governor Brownback has signed the Kansas Lay Caregivers Act, otherwise known as the Caregiver, Advise, Record and Enable or CARE Act. The new law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2018, will support caregivers when the person they are caring for is hospitalized and then returns home and is in need of care. AARP volunteers and …

—   The health care bill pushed by the leadership in the US House of Representatives has come back to life in an even more damaging form. The legislation would hit people 50-64 with an “age tax” that could cost them up to $13,000 a year. And the deal worked out behind closed doors would allow insurance companies to deny coverage or increase costs by thousands of dollars for people with pre-existing conditions. 25 million Americans between the ages of 50 …

— Thursday, April 27th, Approximately 150 Illinois attended the first AARP Illinois-NPR Illinois town hall on the state budget forum entitled: State Budget: Past Due.  This event held at the Wyndham: Springfield Center is a key component of our Enough is Enough campaign. With nearly $10 billion in deficit and $14 billion in unpaid bills, millions of Illinoisans of all ages have lost critical services and all Illinoisans now face burdens as the crisis worsens. Illinois needs a comprehensive budget solution …

— In the digital age, success can hinge on the shift of a mouse and the click of a button. Join AARP’s free interactive workshop, Job Search in the Digital Age. Discover the latest apps and websites available to help you get hired! You’ll learn how to boost your digital presence and get your resume noticed by hiring managers. Seats are limited, register today!   Workshops will take place in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, and Marietta during May and June. To RSVP, visit: aarp.cvent.com/aarpjobsearchatlanta

— Annual event provides full battery of free health screenings and preventative educational programs available to tribal members as well as entire community The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in collaboration with AARP Montana and other community partners, have joined forces to host the annual Women 4 Wellness health fair on Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Joe McDonald Event Center on the Salish Kootenai College campus. The greatly-anticipated and much-appreciated event draws thousands of women …

— Due to the threat of a major winter storm hitting New Mexico overnight, AARP New Mexico is postponing its Operation Stop Scams event, offering free document shredding, scheduled to be held at the Santa Fe Place Mall, in Santa Fe, on Saturday, April 29th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. “We were ready to go and had everything in place but decided to error on the side of caution to ensure the safety of the public and our volunteers, and …

— By: Clayton Eberly The Andrus Award for Community Service honors volunteers who embody the spirit of AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, and believe in the power of the individual to spark change and improve their communities one act at a time. According to Dr. Andrus, “It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live. … The human contribution is the essential ingredient.” Recognition of those whose passion for service – who share their human …

—                 May 18, 2017, 9am -2pm: Middle Georgia Regional Commission will hold its annual Senior Expo at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, 401,Golden Isles Parkway, Perry, Georgia. Attendance is usually between 800-1100 seniors from the 11-county Middle Georgia area.  AARP volunteers are asked to set up an exhibit table, distribute literature, recruit volunteers, and provide giveaways.  We need volunteers to assist with handouts, exhibit table/explanations of programs, photos and set up/break down of exhibit …

— AARP Virginia and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital are teaming up to bring you monthly programs to help you stay energetic and active! Be part of our new community group, ACTIVE: Adult Community That is Very Energetic. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Join us for lunch and hear from medical professionals and community members, to help you stay energetic and active! We meet on the last Wednesday of every month from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. …