— by Lynn Shuler Teague, VP for Issues and Action, League of Women Voters of South Carolina The League of Women Voters is a national non-partisan organization that grew out of the suffragette movement. The League is known for our work registering and educating voters and our advocacy efforts at every level of government. We include many men among our members and officers and we focus on a wide range of issues that fall under our national mission of “Making Democracy …

— We’re coming to your neighborhood and invite you to join us! Our upcoming Meet and Greet – on March 29 at 6:00 pm in Manchester – will be a fun, food-filled event.  We promise a lively, interactive discussion designed to get your views on AARP’s local programs, services and advocacy. We want you to “be in the know” about all the activities we have planned, let you know how you can get involved, listen to your views, and give you …

— We’re coming to your neighborhood and invite you to join us! Our upcoming Meet and Greet – on April 4 at 6:00 pm in Concord – will be a fun, food-filled event.  We promise a lively, interactive discussion designed to get your views on AARP’s local programs, services and advocacy. We want you to “be in the know” about all the activities we have planned, let you know how you can get involved, listen to your views, and give you …

—   Philadelphia resident Joanne Grossi has recently been appointed as AARP Pennsylvania’s State President. In her new role, Grossi will help shape AARP’s strategic priorities, build community partnerships with key decision makers and serve as AARP’s principal volunteer spokesperson in Pennsylvania. Grossi brings more than 30 years’ experience in public health, public policy and legislative affairs to her new position. Most recently, she served as a Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she worked with federal, …

— The following story was submitted by Cynthia McKenna, director of planning and organizational excellence, with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford been chosen as the Connecticut-based partner for AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+℠. This national grant initiative is designed to help age 50+ adults assess opportunities for self-employment, build skills, and connect with resources that will enable them to generate income by working for themselves. This program is an exciting new extension of the activities we …

— Now through April 18, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, who cannot afford a tax preparation service Tax-Aide, which is offered free of charge, is available to AARP members and non-members and includes more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, …

— AARP and the Microsoft Store at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park have teamed up to offer a variety of free computer classes on topics from keeping safe online to operating systems to social media. There will be different classes each month to help you learn to use your digital resources better. If you want to learn to manage your digital photos, communicate with Skype and social media, or just learn more about using your computer, these classes can help! …

— By Phil Nash, Executive Director The baby boom generation is rewriting the script for aging. Every day, ten thousand of us turn 65. But then what? More than ever, people of so-called “retirement age” are choosing to keep on working, keep on learning, and keep on finding ways to help their communities. Boomers Leading Change started with a big idea: older adults are healthier, better educated and have greater depth and breadth of work experience than previous generations. We are …

— Helping Mainers with Limited-Incomes Reduce Energy Costs AARP is partnering with Efficiency Maine to get the word out about incentives to make your home more energy efficient, comfortable, and affordable. This week we’re writing about opportunities for limited-income households, for which energy costs can be a particular burden. Incentives through Efficiency Maine’s low income program can help reduce these costs. Read on for multiple ways to upgrade your home: Are you interested in lowering heating costs and making your home …

— Join AARP Virginia for a Volunteering Open House! AARP Virginia’s team of Community Ambassadors serves communities throughout the commonwealth in many ways. From representing AARP at various community events to presenting educational programs and workshops throughout the commonwealth, AARP Virginia volunteers are implementing AARP’s Purpose every day: To empower people to choose how they live as they age.  You’ll learn all the different ways you can volunteer with AARP Virginia to help enhance the quality of life for all as we age. …