— Wine Down With AARP at our Dinner Group at Max’s On Broad.  Join us for Wine Down Wednesdays at Max’s On Broad and the Vine Wine Club. Enjoy dinner and socialize with other AARP members and their guests. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm and receive a 15% discount on your dinner entrée.       Wednesday, November 08, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Max’s On Broad – 305 Brook Rd, Richmond, …

— Jeremy Barewin joined AARP Iowa as associate state director of communications and outreach in late September. A Drake University graduate, Barewin brings more than 15 years of experience in communications and marketing to AARP Iowa, having spent the last decade working for healthcare organizations in the Chicago area. “Jeremy is a welcome addition to the AARP Iowa professional staff,” said Kent Sovern, AARP Iowa State Director. “He is a much respected and highly skilled communications professional with unique expertise in …

— You and a guest are invited to a free screening of The Beguiled, starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell. Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled is based on the novel of the same name by Thomas P. Cullinan. It tells the story of an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War.  He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school. Soon, dangerous rivalries reveal themselves as the women tend to …

— AARP Virginia is partnering with the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. and Manumission Tours to present a very special community conversation and ‘Genealogy 101.” After the workshop and light refreshments, we will take a 9 block historical walking tour and learn about Old Town Alexandria’s historical sites.     An introduction to Genealogy Saturday, October 28, 2017;  from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Charles Houston Recreation Center – 901 Wythe Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Registration is required for this free …

— Join AARP Kansas in Wichita for a free screening of The Beguiled, starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell. The screening will be held on Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m. at the Warren Theatre West. Get driving directions. Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled is based on the novel of the same name  by Thomas P. Cullinan. It tells the story of the unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls’ school in Virginia …

— Most New Orleans residents 45 and older want to live in their own homes as they age, and AARP Louisiana aims to help make that happen. With the city’s primary elections coming Oct. 14, AARP advocates are asking mayoral candidates to speak up about their plans to improve transportation, housing and other factors that can help the Big Easy become a more livable community for people of all ages. An AARP survey found safety, affordability and age-friendly housing are key …

— The holidays are coming, and this could be a perfect time to learn how to capture special moments with a smartphone camera. AARP Illinois is offering a two-hour course on smartphone photography on Friday, Oct. 27, in Peoria. Participants will learn how to take and organize great pictures and safely share them with family and friends. The class begins at 10 a.m. at the Proctor Center Auditorium, 309 S. DuSable St. The event is free, but space is limited and …

— If you are gravely ill and unable to speak for yourself, who will make medical decisions for you? Who will handle your estate when you die? These are questions everyone must face. Having an updated will, an advance directive (or living will) and power-of-attorney designations for health care and financial affairs can provide peace of mind and help protect against fraud. AARP Alabama is offering free information sessions in several cities across the state to help people learn how to …

— AARP Georgia is hosting an event in Savannah this month that celebrates the theme of Disrupt Aging, which involves changing the way society views older adults. The free event—65 Shades of Grey: Living Life at Any Age Sassy, Suave and Satisfied—will be Friday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. The sessions focus on health, wealth and self. Anyone can attend, but registration is required at aarp.cvent.com/65ShadesSavannah or by calling 877-926-8300 …

— By Elissa McCool You’re driving to the grocery store and you’re only an inch from the steering wheel. Suddenly, the car in front of you swerves to the right.  You quickly hit the brakes, unaware that the driver behind you is distracted momentarily by a cell phone.  You can guess what happens next. In the days of new technology and innovation, drivers are more distracted than ever. Safe driving is paramount.  AARP Driver Safety provides classroom and online classes to …