— 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 …

— Designed with Baby-Boomers in mind, the AARP Life Reimagined program is about a renewed sense of purpose, the confidence to pursue a passion or take a new direction. Life Reimagined is here to help you navigate life’s changes and challenges – big or small. Explore our always-free tools, articles and courses to discover what’s possible and live the life you want. It’s a new way of thinking about what’s next in your life through a powerful step-by-step approach to help you discover …

— Woulda, coulda, shoulda ……. We all think about “what’s next?” but often wonder where to start and how to make it real.  That’s why AARP New Hampshire is offering a Life Reimagined  Check-Up in Concord on September 26! “Whether you want to start a new career, build a new business or live your dream, Life Reimagined Check-Ups can provide real help to pursue your possibilities and connect with a community to make it happen,” said Sarah Kelsea of AARP New …

— AARP New Mexico is sponsoring a special play that looks at caregiving and aging: STILL IN THE GAME by Robert F. Benjamin, is an upbeat family drama about aging with grace, courage and humor, will be on stage in Santa Fe at Teatro Paraguas  from  Aug. 10-20, 2017. Recently widowed, David, age 70, strives to restart his life after being a dedicated caregiver. His adult daughter, Dawn, lashes out at him for romancing. After his fling ends, he tries speed-dating, where he …

— AARP Connecticut – the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization in the state with nearly 600,000 members – announces the appointment of Bethel resident Tia Murphy as its new Volunteer State President. Murphy, a volunteer with AARP Connecticut since 2010, worked for more than 30 years in the information technology, telecommunications, and cable and internet industries. Her wide-ranging experience includes leadership positions with AT&T, BellSouth, Mediacom, ClearSource and Commonwealth Communications. AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan said, “Tia has the invaluable …

— We love to talk about “disrupt aging” at AARP. What does that mean? It’s a call to shape the future of aging by challenging outdated beliefs about what it means to age and sparking new solutions so we can all choose how we live as we age. We need to change the conversation about age and aging in this country. Aging is about growth (not decline). It creates new opportunities (not just challenges). Older people are contributors (not burdens). And …

— This fall, boomers who are looking for meaning and direction, or are interested in exploring encores, have several new options–right here in the Twin Cities. See below to learn more about these programs, and how to apply. University of Minnesota Advanced Careers (UMAC) initiative UMAC brings boomers to campus for a period of self-reflection and learning as they figure out the next stage of their lives. This two semester fellowship experience is an innovative pathway to transition from career jobs into …

— For 18 years, Ted Holum spent 45 weeks out of each year on cruise ships performing stand-up comedy. He saw the Greek Islands, China, Australia, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico and many more. Now, he just wants to be able to do one thing- stay put. “I got to see the whole world which was wonderful, but now it’s nice to sleep in my own bed,” said Holum, age 65. And now that he is better rested, he is seeking new …

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— 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’s Week 2 of the festivities!  Check out our blog at the start of each week to learn more! June 11 – Want to find out the breadth of our events, activities, advocacy and more!  Check out our AARP New Hampshire blog, bookmark …

— Oklahomans can find out what it takes to start a business at age 50-plus at Encore Entrepreneur events in Tulsa and Durant this month. Experts will explain how to write a business plan and seek start-up capital. The free lunch-and-learn events will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hardesty Regional Library in Tulsa on Thursday, June 22, and the REI Women’s Business Center in Durant on Tuesday, June 27. Space is limited, and registration is required. To …