— 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 first 10 days of festivities.  Check out our blog at the start of each week to learn more!   June 1: Learn about the amazing history of the Lake Massabesic area at this Audubon indoor slide show.   June …

— 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 …

— 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 – …

— Know Your Rights,                                   Make Your Voice HEARD! Special Remarks from: Jay Fisette, Arlington County Board Chair Delegate ‘Rip’ Sullivan, Virginia General Assembly Join us to learn about the legislative process and how you can influence policy at all levels of government.   Resources Available from: Arlington Aging and Disability Services Community Outreach Program Mental Health (BHD) Office of Senior Adult Programs (DPR) Arlington …

—   Join us at the AARP Virginia Academy: Smarter Living for All Ages on Saturday, June 17th at the Lee Center in Alexandria. This all-day event includes classes, a community resource fair, and free document shredding. This event is designed to help you make plans for better living. Learn about keeping your brain healthy, preparing to care for a loved one, avoiding scams and frauds, and much more. You will get information about important life matters that you are faced …

— AARP Kansas has opened a new office in Wichita, where members can learn more about AARP and take classes on topics such as financial security and preventing fraud. The office is in the Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center at 2755 E. 19th St. N. Click here for information about AARP events in Wichita and other Kansas cities.

— AARP Illinois is offering a Life Reimagined workshop at the Rochester Public Library on Tuesday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. The program helps people explore possibilities and pursue changes in their work, relationships and well-being. The workshops are usually offered in large cities, but this month residents of rural communities around Rochester can benefit from the program’s insightful activities and thoughtful conversations. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, go to aarp.cvent.com/liferrochester. To request a …

— AARP volunteer speakers are fanning out across Oahu and Hawaii island this week to talk about financial issues ranging from fraud to social security and preparing for retirement. It’s part of the Hawaii Public Library’s Money Smart Week, an annual event promoting financial literacy. Every year the public libraries work with AARP’s Speakers Bureau to find speakers for community meetings at the library. AARP speakers are available to talk on a variety of topics from fraud prevention and retirement strategy …

— Join AARP Virginia for a Free Screening of  American Masters – James Beard: America’s First Foodie Join us for a free screening of American Masters – James Beard: America’s First Foodie Experience a century of food through the life of James Beard (1903-85), dubbed the “Dean of American Cookery” by The New York Times. An author, journalist, television celebrity and teacher, Beard helped to pioneer and expand the food media industry into the billion-dollar business it is today. Don’t miss …

— What if all homes could be suitable for anyone regardless of a person’s age or physical ability?  What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability could do just that?  AARP teamed up with partners: Arlington Neighborhood Village, Arlington Library, and a panel of experts, to bring practical answers to these questions. This workshop, Staying Home: Making Smart Choices for Easy Living, was attended by over 120 people on April 1, …