New Survey Finds Likely Iowa Caucus Goers Want to Hear More on Social Security

Posted on 01/21/2016 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Voters January 21, 2016 — In this polarizing election where specifics have been taking a backseat to soundbites, one issue transcends the partisan divide and unites people of all ages – Social Security. According to a new survey released today by AARP, more than nine in 10 Iowa caucus goers across party lines and age groups say it is important for presidential candidates to lay out their plans to make Social Security financially sound for future generations. “Iowa caucus goers are …

Volunteer for the 2016 Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive in Maryland!

Posted on 01/6/2016 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Community | Events | Volunteering Some people can’t afford to splurge on certain luxuries–unfortunately, food is considered a luxury for many. Every day, nearly nine million older Americans face the risk of hunger. They’re our friends, our neighbors and our family, and they don’t want to be a burden–so they suffer in silence. Guess what? You can help make a difference–right in your own community. Please consider volunteering during our 2016 Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive from February 27 – March 5 to help our …

Help Maryland’s 771K Family Caregivers. Support the CARE Act in 2016

Posted on 01/1/2016 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Events | Press | Volunteering More than 771,000 Marylanders are caring for an older parent or loved one, helping them to live independently at home – where they want to be. These caregivers have a big job, and we can all help with some basic support—and commonsense solutions—to make their responsibilities a little bit easier. Tell our legislators right now that you support the CARE Act in Maryland! That’s why AARP supports the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, to help family caregivers when their loved …

“Take A Stand” Launches in Iowa and Across the Nation

Posted on 11/6/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Uncategorized | Voters In keeping with our 30- year tradition of issue-oriented voter engagement, AARP has launched “Take a Stand,” a campaign to urge all Presidential candidates to offer their plans to update Social Security to put it on sound financial ground for future generations. Social Security is a promise that’s been kept for 80 years—but in order to keep that promise for future generations, Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st Century. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees will …

Thinking about Starting Your Own Business? Attend this Workshop in Minot, Bismarck, Fargo, Grafton or Grand Forks

Posted on 02/13/2016 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Community | Events | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press Want to start or grow a small business? Join AARP and the Small Business Administration (SBA) for a workshop to help you explore your Real Possibilities. You’ll learn about programs and resources available through AARP, SBA and SCORE. From writing your business plan to seeking start-up capital, it’s information you can use. Contrary to popular perception, entrepreneurship is not exclusive to the young and hip. More than a quarter of new entrepreneurs are in the 55-to-64 age group, according to …

Workshops: Psychology of Financial Decisions

Posted on 02/12/2016 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP | Community | Events | Fraud | Press Anyone in Hawaii can be a victim of financial fraud. Even for sophisticated investors, fraudsters are masters of persuasion, skilled at tailoring pitches to match the psychological profiles of their targets. AARP Hawaii is teaming up with financial fraud specialists from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner, Hawaii’s BBB, and the National Center for Victims of Crime to offer free workshops on March 2 and March 4 focusing …

Save the Dates! April Life Reimagined Workshops Planned

Posted on 02/12/2016 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Events AARP Arizona is teaming up with the City of Phoenix library system to offer free Life Reimagined workshops beginning in April to help people 50-plus navigate life transitions in areas such as work, relationships and well-being. Through fun activities and interesting conversations, participants reflect on where they are, decide where they want to go and make a plan to get there. Those who have experienced a major life changing event like the loss of a loved one, a lay-off or …

Ray’s Round Up: Three Takeaways – A Response to Governor Wolf’s Budget Address

Posted on 02/12/2016 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Voters Harrisburg, PA: Governor Tom Wolf presented his FY 16-17 budget in the annual budget message to the Pennsylvania General Assembly on Tuesday, February 9th, but the budget itself was almost irrelevant to the event.  Here are three takeaways for you and your family to consider in the coming months. ONE: Throwing the Gauntlet Takes Center Stage, Spending Plan takes Back Seat Instead of reviewing the programs and issues contained in the proposed spending plan, the Governor delivered a rebuke to …

Creating better transportation options in the Queen City

Posted on 02/12/2016 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Community | Livable Communities | Radio CHARLOTTE — According to the organization Sustain Charlotte, “It’s no secret that Charlotte’s transportation network is primarily built for cars, not for people on bikes or on foot. But that’s been changing in recent years as Charlotte Department of Transportation has taken an approach that considers the needs of not only auto drivers, but also those who cannot or choose not drive.” That movement to create walkable cities is part of a wider effort that is making cities better for …

Los Angeles le da la Bienvenida a los Retratos de la Comunidad

Posted on 02/12/2016 by | AARP California | Comments

Community | Español | Livable Communities Para muchas personas, su primera interacción con AARP simboliza un rito de iniciación, pero para la nativa angelina Yolanda Gonzalez, cuando la organización no lucrativa, de voluntarios, defensora y de alcance comunitario la contactó, el significado fue mucho más profundo. Gonzalez, – una celebrada pintora chicana, educadora de arte y rockera punk de corazón – fue invitada a ser la artista inaugural del proyecto de Retratos de la Comunidad de AARP, una iniciativa inspirada por una serie de conversaciones mantenidas …