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Stay Informed: Join Online Community

Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

To deepen its connection with members, AARP Ohio is encouraging those who enjoy social media to become part of its online community. Members who “like” AARP at facebook.com/aarpoh or “follow” at twitter.com/AARPOhio can get news, discounts and notices about AARP events. In addition, members can sign up for email updates at aarp.org/yes2emailOH. “Through these online media tools, members can stay informed and share strategies to make their lives better at 50-plus,” said Valerie Disalvio, AARP program specialist. AARP offers online …

Making DC Liveable at Any Age

Posted on 12/9/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

The nation’s capital is a vibrant city filled with museums, restaurants and things to do. AARP DC is working with the Age-Friendly DC Task Force to identify ways to ensure the city also has features that promote active aging. Washington is part of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which in turn is part of a World Health Organization effort to address the trends of urbanization and population aging. The task force has developed goals to make the city livable …

Fight Looms Over ‘Secure Choice’ Plan

Posted on 12/4/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Story updated Dec. 4, 2014 On Wednesday Dec. 3, the Illinois General Assembly passed the state’s Secure Choice (Work & Save) Retirement Savings bill. The bill is now on its way to be signed by Gov. Pat Quinn, D, who supports the measure. Illinois’ Secure Choice will be the first state law in the country which implements a work and save program. AARP Illinois, the AARP national office and local AARP volunteers strongly advocated for passage of the bill in …

SDOT, AARP Join to Protect Pedestrians

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Seven of 10 pedestrian fatalities in Seattle from 2010 to 2013 involved people age 50 and older. To address the problem, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), AARP Seattle and others have teamed up to try to make the city’s roadways safer. “Data shows that older adults are some of the most vulnerable when it comes to being hit,” said SDOT Director Scott Kubly. The organizations have kicked off Be Super Safe, a media campaign designed to create awareness and …

Beware of Holiday Scams

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

It’s the holiday season, when people open their hearts and wallets to help those in need. But the holidays are a prime time for scammers to pose as charities. AARP West Virginia cautions members not to be taken advantage of when trying to help the disadvantaged. Donors can protect themselves by getting the name and address of any “organization” asking for money and checking it against licensed charities listed at apps.sos.wv.gov/business/charities. The AARP Fraud Watch Network also recommends checking charitynavigator.org. …

‘Cooking Matters’ and a Show Discount

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Experts agree that maintaining a healthy diet is critical to people’s overall health, especially as they age. And where does this healthy-eating habit start? At the store—where pivotal choices are made about which foods to buy. So to help low- and moderate-income seniors and their families sustain a healthier diet, AARP Foundation has created “Cooking Matters at the Store,” a program currently being hosted at select Long Island grocery stores through Dec. 31. At each store, AARP volunteers conduct tours …