— JOIN AARP VIRGINIA FOR DINNER IN DEL RAY! Join us at FireFlies Monday, July 10th to enjoy dinner with other AARP members and their guests and a 20% discount on a dinner entree. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Full menu ordering is available.     We look forward to seeing you there! Monday, July 10, 2017 | 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 1501 Mount Vernon Avenue| Alexandria, VA 22301 Please let us …

— Working to make Kansas the best state in which to live is something we take very seriously at AARP. And it couldn’t happen without the efforts of AARP Kansas volunteers who dedicate much of their time working on advocacy issues, community service, and volunteer support. From pushing for passage of the CARE Act supporting caregivers, to providing help with taxes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, to teaching Driver Safety classes, to advocating for affordable utilities, to celebrating diversity, to teaching how …

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— I am twenty-nine years away from being eligible for an AARP membership. What do I know about the life experiences that the 50+ community share? Not much. But this week has been packed full of events and I think I may have a way the 50+ community and us Millennials are quite similar. One of the events I attended this week was a lunch and learn event regarding the possibility of changing healthcare. The healthcare information was important, and I …

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— Welcome to 30 Days and 30 Ways!  Throughout the month of June, we’re surprising you with at least one way each day to connect with us, either in the community or from the comfort of your own home! Here are the details on our last week of June festivities!  Check out our blog for future events. June 25 Receive the AARP Advocate, a free monthly e-newsletter; e-mail action alerts on the issues you care about; and the latest news on Congress and …

— Join AARP Virginia and the McLean Community: A Village for All Ages for dinner at Mylo’s Grill in McLean! Join us at Mylo’s Grill Monday, April 24th to enjoy dinner with other AARP members and their guests with a 15% discount on dinner. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Learn how AARP and McLeanCVA are making a difference in northern Virginia! There will not be a seminar or program, and …

— • Deadline to apply extended to July 15 • No idea too big or too small • Part of AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities initiative AARP is providing Connecticut residents with an opportunity to enhance their community and boost the quality of life for people of all ages with the AARP Community Challenge grant program. Want to make a playground intergenerational? Upgrade a public space? Host a street festival? The AARP Community Challenge will fund select projects to help build momentum in communities …

— Have you ever received a suspicious email telling you that you’ve won a lot of money and have to pay a small processing fee to receive it? Or maybe you’ve gotten a call from “your grandson” saying he’s in jail and needs a lot of money to be bailed out? If so, you were probably the target of elder financial exploitation, the most common form of elder abuse. Affecting 42 out of every 1,000 New Yorkers 60 years and older …

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— AARP is now accepting applications for Community Challenge grants to fund projects that spark change in local communities.  The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative that aims to make our communities great places to live for everyone. he program is open to 501(C) (3) and 501(C) (4) non-profits and government entities. Projects might range from a small, short-term activity that costs hundreds to a more sizable project requiring thousands of dollars.   Projects need to deliver on …

— AARP Praises Bill by Senator Serino, Assemblywoman Lupardo; Also Urges Elected Leaders, Stakeholders to Develop Legislation to Fight Elder Financial Abuse ALBANY, N.Y. – A round-the-clock toll-free telephone hotline to report elder abuse would be established under a bill that has passed the New York State Legislature, and AARP applauded the move as a step toward combating a growing problem. The group praised the legislative Aging Committee Chairs, Senator Sue Serino and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, for pushing the bill, which …

— You are invited to a free screening of MOONLIGHT A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. Don’t miss out on a chance to join us at the free screening of MOONLIGHT!     Moonlight Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. – noon Grandin Theatre: 1310 Grandin Rd …