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Prepare to Tantalize Your Taste Buds

Posted on 07/25/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

Whether you’re a certified foodie seeking inside information or simply want to meet a celebrity chef, Simmer and Sift has your recipe for success. Sponsored by AARP in Tampa Bay, the series of culinary demonstrations by top area chefs continues July 27. Travel + Leisure has called the local food scene “one of the country’s most creative.” Each event runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Guests can enjoy …

Comparte el amor por la lectura

Posted on 07/6/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

Es mucho menos probable que los estudiantes que no han aprendido a leer para el cuarto grado completen la escuela secundaria, y en las escuelas públicas del Distrito de Columbia solo dos tercios de los estudiantes se gradúan. Por eso AARP D.C. (en inglés) está reclutando voluntarios para Experience Corps (en inglés) un programa de AARP Foundation (en inglés) que promueve la alfabetización entre los niños de kindergarten hasta tercer grado. Un estudio del 2009 demostró que los estudiantes que …

Gaining Much From Giving Back

Posted on 07/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

By Andrea Atkins  Leona Shuler’s parents used to say, “You can’t just come into this world and take, take, take. You’ve got to give back.” That’s why Shuler, 67, a Manhattanite who retired in 1998 from a career as an office manager, keeps on giving with AARP. Her two main activities are helping people find their “what’s next” as lead volunteer coordinator in New York for Life Reimagined and helping people—most of whom are over 50—prepare and file their income …

Vision Zero’s Vision—No Traffic Deaths

Posted on 07/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

By Mac McLean Moments of tragedy can motivate people to work toward goals that seem out of reach. Rob Zako’s call to action came in February 2015, when a pickup truck driver killed three young children and severely injured their mother while they were crossing a highway outside downtown Springfield. “Lots of people cross the street at that intersection every day,” said Zako, executive director of Better Eugene-Springfield Transit—commonly known as BEST—a nonprofit dedicated to improving Lane County’s transit services. …

Discount for Craftsmen’s Fair

Posted on 07/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

The annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair, one of the most popular summer events in the state, is celebrating its 84th year, and once again AARP members have an opportunity to enjoy the fair at a discounted ticket price of only $7. This year’s fair will be Aug. 6-14 at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury. Attendees can shop for one-of-a-kind crafts from 350 craftspeople and appreciate the many ways design and creativity inspire our lives. “It’s a fun, …

Wanted: More Bike Lanes

Posted on 07/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

The nation’s capital is one of the most livable large cities in the United States, in part because of its extensive bike lanes. But are there enough lanes for the number of riders? AARP DC is encouraging the city to continue to expand its network of bike lanes to help residents get around town in an economic, healthy way. Transportation is key to the city’s age-friendly mission, and bike lanes help commuters and recreational cyclists stay safe from automobile traffic …

Candidates: Take a Stand for Social Security

Posted on 07/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

The campaign season is well under way, and AARP wants candidates to tell voters how they would update Social Security for the 21st century and keep the promise for future generations. At rallies, in letters to editors and through social media, AARP volunteers are asking candidates to take a stand on the issue. If lawmakers fail to take action, Social Security benefits could be reduced by about 23 percent by 2035. “Every working and retired person in the country will …

Catch a Baseball Movie at CHS Field

Posted on 07/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

Grab a seat on the bleachers or bring a blanket for a screening of the movie The Sandlot at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at CHS Field in St. Paul, home of the St. Paul Saints baseball team. The free screening of the 1993 coming-of-age baseball movie is a great way for families and people of all ages to spend a summer evening. You can explore the park, stroll along the field, sit on a blanket in the outfield or …

Crackdown on Elder Abuse

Posted on 07/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

As part of the West Virginia Financial Exploitation Task Force, AARP fought successfully in the 2016 legislative session for three new laws that protect older West Virginians from abuse and fraud. One law prohibits people convicted of crimes against the elderly from performing community service involving the elderly. Another stiffens criminal penalties for those convicted of financial exploitation of the elderly. The third aims to ensure that people with power of attorney do not benefit personally from the actions they …