— AARP Hawaii is accepting nominations for its 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Hawaii residents, 50 and older, who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Hawaii is excited to shine a light on 50+ Hawaii residents who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Jackie Boland, Community Outreach Director for AARP Hawaii. A volunteer committee will evaluate the …

— At AARP, we never take for granted the freedom and rights that are protected each day by our military men and women.  In honor of Memorial Day, AARP is pleased to offer a special discounted membership rate to all new and renewing members. Call 855-875-3733 to take advantage of our limited-time 25% off discount on your AARP membership.  When you join or renew today, we will work alongside you and our other 37 million members to protect the benefits they have …

— Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s newest walking group. We are moving forward! Walking is a terrific way to keep your body and mind healthy, meet new friends and enjoy the beautiful weather as we transition from spring into summer.  That’s why AARP Virginia has partnered with a local chapter of the American Volkssport Association (AVA) to start a weekly walking group in Roanoke. The walking group is scheduled to meet for four consecutive …

— Wednesday, May 17th, AARP Illinois along with Illinois Public Media and NPR Illinois hosted an Illinois Issues Forum entitled State Budget: Past Due on the state budget impasse in Champaign, Illinois.  The 2nd of an 11 part series allows Illinois residents who have been directly impacted to discuss the burden the lack of a balanced budget has placed on their community. The forum held at the iHotel and Conference Center included AARP State President Rosanna Marquez; former Illinois governor Jim …

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— AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2017 New Hampshire Andrus Award for Community Service — AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award.  The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that advance AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service and that inspire others to volunteer. “AARP New Hampshire is excited to shine a light on 50+ volunteers who are using what they’ve learned in …

— You’re invited to join AARP Pennsylvania on June 7 for an exclusive Mayoral Roundtable on Livability & Aging in the Lehigh Valley.  Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez and Easton Mayor Sal Panto, Jr. will come together with residents and community leaders to discuss how communities can prepare for an aging population and steps they are taking to make their cities more livable for residents of all ages. Date:              Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Time:              2:00 PM – …

— Do you know an exceptional 50+ volunteer in Missouri? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2017 AARP Missouri Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP’s most prestigious Missouri volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that advance AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment …

—  Do you know an inspiring volunteer age 50+ who is using his or her skills and experience to make a positive impact in their community? AARP Mississippi is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 AARP Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service — AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways …

— Letter to Senate Warns Against Age Tax, Taking Away Pre-existing Condition Protections, Massive Health Care Cost Increases AARP  sent a letter to every member of the U.S. Senate urging them to start from scratch on the health care legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week. The letter comes as AARP also begins to inform its members how each House member voted on the bill. “The deeply flawed House bill would add an Age Tax, increasing health care …