— Take this simple step to help protect yourself from identity theft by having sensitive personal documents shredded for free on Saturday, April 22, in Fargo and Bismarck. A shredding truck will be at each location and shred documents on site between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is open to the public. The Fargo event will be held in the parking lot at West Acres Shopping Center, 3902 13th Ave. S. The Bismarck event will be held in the …

— 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 …

— Want to start or grow a small business? Join AARP and the Small Business Administration (SBA) for a workshop to help you explore your Real Possibilities. You’ll hear from a panel of people who have started their own small businesses. You’ll also learn about programs and resources available through AARP, SBA and SCORE. From writing your business plan to seeking start-up capital, it’s information you can use. Participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a representative from the …

— Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the spring dates for 2017’s “Walk for your Health Program.”  This walking group is open to people of all ages who want to get out in the fresh air, exercise and meet new friends!  The spring series will run from Monday, April 17 – Friday, June 23, with walks taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 AM and beginning from a variety of locations. AARP will be present at the first …

— We’re excited to announce the second annual community conference for Advance Care Planning Month! “Truth or Consequences: Advance Care Planning Essentials” is presented by the As You Wish Advance Caring Partnership, a program of the Advance Care Planning Coalition in Eastern Virginia. The day will kick off with opening remarks by Senator Mark R. Warner and a Keynote presentation by William A Hazel, Jr., MD, Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources. Health care professionals and patient advocates will also …

— Central Virginia Cluster of The Links, Incorporated has spent the last year heightening awareness about the leading cause of death of older members of the African American community, diabetes and heart disease. This is why they’ve teamed up with AARP Virginia to offer the Voyage to Healthy Living. WHEN: April 19, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Cedar Street Baptist Church 2301 Cedar Street Richmond, VA 23223 There will be a FREE on-site shredding available. Bring any confidential documents, and …

— Be an Informed Consumer! Use these Top Ten Wintertime Tips to Save Money & Energy The good news… spring is right around the corner. The bad news…your home utility bills will continue to reflect these frigid temperatures for weeks to come. We’ve all boosted the thermostat during the many sub-freezing days and nights to keep warm. AARP  wants you to stay warm, so we’re working to bring you the consumer some of our best tips for saving energy and lowering your …

— Take pride in your town and join us 9:00 am -noon  Saturday, April 22nd to help keep Altavista beautiful.  Bring a team or ask friends and co-workers,  organization, school club/team, or church and volunteer. To volunteer, call the chamber office 369-6665, or visit online at www.altavistachamber.com.  Each participant will be provided with gloves, trash bags, and assigned a location. AARP Virginia is providing a shred truck to help you safely dispose of your confidential and sensitive documents. You are welcomed to …

— Job search and strategy skills are an essential asset to have as a worker today. In Central Texas, where many newcomers arrive each day looking for work, there’s a great demand for knowing the practical steps to take toward improving chances of getting a job. For older workers looking for employment opportunities or those who are just wanting to enhance their career-building and job-interviewing skills, a series of job expos are being held throughout Austin in 2017. AARP Texas is …

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— Schedule an AARP presentation Does your community group need a speaker? AARP volunteers can deliver presentations on a variety of topics to groups of 25 or more almost anywhere in Kentucky. We can tailor the length of the talk to fit the group’s needs. Topics include: Fraud (20-45 mins.) – AARP helps attendees protect themselves and their loved ones by looking at fraud trends and behavior; The Con Artist’s Play Book; prevention techniques and resources. Caregiving (20-45 mins.) – AARP …