— AARP Mississippi is inviting all Veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Richland Community Center, 410 East Harper St. in Richland, MS. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. With nearly 6 million members who are Veterans, AARP is committed to aiding Veterans in the transition from successful military life to effective civilian life. AARP is working …

— AARP Virginia and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital are teaming up to bring you monthly programs to help you stay energetic and active! Be part of our new community group, ACTIVE: Adult Community That Is Very Energetic. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Join us for lunch and hear from medical professionals and community members, to help you stay energetic and active! Our fall series offers valuable and practical information. We’re presenting three …

— Is your retirement or eligibility for Social Security and Medicare benefits sneaking up on you? Attend a FREE workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 12 in Ralston or Thursday, Oct. 5 in Elkhorn to help you plan ahead. The events are intended for members between the ages of 60-70. For instance, you may not be sure whether to begin collecting Social Security at 62, 66 or 70. This is an individual decision based on your unique circumstances.  By attending one of our …

— Organizers for AARP and the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) today announced they will partner in 10 U.S. communities to create and deliver programming and local events focused on the health and well-being of residents of all ages.  AARP and Y-USA said the communities were selected in order to reach a variety of people, cultures, and community sizes. They are: Asheville, NC; Bismarck, ND; Treasure Valley, ID; Burlington, VT; Colorado Springs, CO; Long Island, NY; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Rapid …

— More and more patients are hearing the words “regenerative medicine” but don’t know what it means in terms of their care. And billboards and advertisements are popping up for stem cell therapy, but there are still misconceptions about it and how it works. As a primary care sports medicine physician who uses this innovative therapy for musculoskeletal issues, such as torn ligaments, tendons, strains and arthritis, I’m pleased to answer some common questions about regenerative medicine: How do Intense workouts …

— AARP Delaware and  the YMCA of Delaware  announced today they will partner in Sussex County and the City of Wilmington to deliver health education and diabetes prevention, , aimed at improving the health and well-being of Delawareans age 50+ and their families.  The partnership is part of a national effort, whereby the two organizations will work together to reach to reach a variety of cultures and community sizes with information about health, isolation, and more. In each local market, teams …

— In 2010, AARP Arkansas helped initiate creation of the Arkansas Silver Alert—a system that mobilizes searches for lost adults with Alzheimer’s disease and similar cognitive disorders. Silver Alerts are based on the same concept of immediately alerting and disseminating information statewide through various  media outlets as the Amber Alert for missing children. Silver Alerts use a wide array of media outlets—such as commercial radio stations, television stations, and cable TV—to broadcast information about missing persons. Silver Alerts also use variable-message signs on roadways …

—     Staying Sharp by AARP provides holistic approach and tools to help keep the brain active  August 10, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC—According to AARP’s recently released survey of more than 1,100 Americans over age 40, those who participate in cognitively stimulating activities (CSAs) self-report higher cognitive functioning, health, and well-being than those who don’t participate in CSAs. CSAs examined in the survey include musical and creative activities, educational activities, physical exercise, socializing, and playing games and puzzles. Adults over age …

— AARP Virginia and Aging Together will host the region’s only Expo focusing on healthy aging in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties, on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m at the Daniel Technology Center. Over 50 exhibitors offering health screenings, product sampling, seminars and door prizes. Don’t miss a Meet and Greet with retired Redskins Super Bowl Champion, Mike Nelms. Other exhibits will include flu shots and pharmacist medication reviews, a mobile mammography service, and …

— Creighton University is seeking Omaha area retirees ages 53-72 to be part of an important retirement research study. You may be eligible to participate if you retired within the last 1-5 years. Occupational therapy students, under the direction of an occupational therapy faculty member at Creighton University are conducting a research study to understand how people experience retirement. The study is looking for 15-20 Nebraska AARP members to participate. Participants will be provided snacks and refreshments during the 60-minute focus …