4 States

— 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 …

AARP Nevada

— Turning 50 hasn’t changed the way this veteran actor approaches his role in Phantom of the Opera, which makes its way to Las Vegas. Reaching the age of 50 is no longer “over the hill” or worthy of black birthday balloons. Case in point: gifted actor David Benoit. Benoit, 51, joins us on the May episode of the AARP Nevada Voices Podcast to discuss his long and accomplished career. Benoit, and the rest of the touring cast of the beloved …

— One could refer to Marcia Ballinger in many ways.  Among other things, the Twin Cities native is an award-winning author, a Doctor of Organization and Management, the co-founder and principal of a search firm, and a French bulldog owner.  In 2016, Ballinger earned an additional title when she was named one of Minnesota’s 50 Over 50 winners. Ballinger’s career journey is rooted in Corporate America.  The holder of a degree in Business Administration, a master’s in Speech-Communication, and a doctorate …

— 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 …

4 States

— This spring, AARP New Hampshire is offering our popular Life Reimagined Check-Ups in several Granite State locations:  Portsmouth, Manchester, Keene, Dover, New Durham and Concord. Whether you are looking to change careers or design your dream vacation, Life Reimagined can help you begin the process of making it happen! “Whether you want to start a new career, build a new business, or live your dream life, Life Reimagined Check-Ups can provide real help to pursue your possibilities and connect with …

— Act your age. Has anyone ever told you that and how do you answer if you’re 50 or older? AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins believes you shouldn’t fall for stereotypes about how people 50+ should act. That’s why she wrote her best-selling book “Disrupt Aging.” The book is about changing the way we think about getting older. We all age every day and that’s way better than the alternative. We’re living longer, healthier and more productive lives so growing older …

—   Now in his 70’s, Ron Herndon has no immediate plans to retire. He enjoys working with a staff of over 300 and watching what they are able to do. “As long as I bring something to the organization, I’ll keep doing it,” he says with a smile. As Director of Albina Head Start, he has overseen the growth of the program. Albina may be the only Head Start program in the country offering instruction in Mandarin. The program also …

— Trying to plan a vacation but don’t know where to start, where to go, or how to budget?  AARP New Hampshire is proud to present noted local Travel Expert/Columnist Chase Binder, who will share her experiences and recommendations for the 50+ traveler.  The presentation will cover a range of topics important to you!  Examples include:     Traveling on a fixed income Planning and booking a trip Local, State, National, and International venues Packing Safety concerns And of course, your …

— AARP New Hampshire offers Life Reimagined Checkups to help people think in new ways about what’s next in their life in terms of work, health, relationships or long-deferred goals. The Checkups are consistently well attended and have been so popular that more volunteers are needed to guide the sessions. AARP will host a training session for Life Reimagined guides on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Hampshire Audubon’s McLane Center in Concord. Lunch will …