— Do you want to be a part of making your community a better place to live for all ages? We’re here to help. If you live in or near Wichita, AARP Kansas invites you to join us for an evening at The Botanica on Tuesday, September 26, to learn more about AARP’s work in the community and how you can get involved. Our gathering begins at 3:00 p.m. You’ll find out about upcoming activities that AARP will sponsor or be part …

— AARP helps people turn their goals and dreams into Real Possibilities, strengthens communities, and fights for the issues that matter most to families. If you’re interested in having fun and making an impact with new friends, then volunteering with AARP might be the answer. AARP Sip, Sample and Serve Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Presidential Banquet Center 4548 Presidential Way Kettering, OH 45429 You and your guest are invited to join AARP Ohio at the Presidential …

— Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. To help consumers protect themselves from ID theft, AARP Arkansas will host two free shredding events in October: one in Springdale and the other in Little Rock. AARP Arkansas will partner with local shredding providers in Springdale on October 21 and in Little Rock on October 28 to take any confidential documents you no longer need and shred them at no charge. Volunteers are also needed to help out at the event. Contact Lou Tobian of AARP Arkansas for details. …

— You are invited to join a vibrant group of volunteers who work in collaboration with the AARP North Dakota staff to help people 50-plus and their families live life to the fullest. AARP North Dakota is offering two different volunteer trainings in early December – from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. December 5 in Fargo and December 7 in Bismarck. If you are interested in advocacy and the work of the state legislature, we’ll be conducting a workshop specifically for legislative volunteers. …

— Look out for fake genealogy sites on the Internet. These scam sites pull information from public databases to make it look like they have lots of information about you and your lineage. Their goal is to get you to register with your credit card, so they can steal it. It’s a good idea to research the site before you sign up. Do an internet search on the site name with “reviews” and “scams” and see what comes up. Be a …

— Shumway to appear around 6:30 a.m. on Channel 5 Typing your last name and final six digits of your social security number into Equifax’s website is sort of like getting a sore tooth looked at by the dentist – you know you need to do it, but that bad news could lead to future pain. In this case less of a root canal and more identity theft. Your call on which is more painful. Tuesday morning, AARP Wyoming State Director …

Frank Abagnale AARP Nevada

— Famed scammer-turned-FBI consultant speaks to a packed crowd in Las Vegas Frank Abagnale knows a thing or two about crooks – he used to be one. Most Americans know Abagnale from the movie made about his life of crime, the Steven Spielberg film Catch Me if You Can. Yet it is Abagnale’s 40+ year work as a fraud consultant and expert with the FBI that is his true legacy. Stopping in Las Vegas for an AARP Nevada Fraud Watch Network …

— NEW ACTION ALERT! As we announced earlier this year, AARP Massachusetts is supporting legislation that would remove fees to place or remove a credit report security freeze, which is an easy way Massachusetts residents can help protect themselves from identity (ID) theft and fraud. When we issued an Action Alert, asking you to contact your legislators to urge them to sign on as sponsors of this legislation, you did so with great results! The legislation has been filed in both the …

— (Ridgeland, MS) – AARP Mississippi is inviting all veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Avenue in Biloxi. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 219,000 veterans resided in Mississippi. AARP Mississippi seeks to bring together veterans of all eras …

— (Ridgeland, MS) — The city of Gulfport has won the AARP Community Challenge, which aims to create change and improve quality of life at the community level. Gulfport won for its proposal to develop a Bark Park. Each winning project throughout the nation was partially or fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “We are proud to announce that the city of Gulfport is the winner of the first …