— AARP Maryland and Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today (BC-REST) invite Baltimore County area residents to learn about preventing elder abuse and take time to shred unneeded documents for free during an event on Thursday, June 15. The shred will take place as part of the BC-REST World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum. Register for free for this event! The event will be held at the Randallstown Community Center (3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, MD). The Forum time will be 9:30 …

— Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m.; Public Invited to Join Live Studio Audience Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), in partnership with AARP Connecticut, invite members of the community to join the studio audience for Life Lessons: Understanding Paid Family Leave on Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m. at CPTV’s Hartford studios, located at 1049 Asylum Avenue. The event will begin with a reception at 6:45 p.m., followed by the live television event at 8 p.m., hosted by journalist Diane Smith. Encore …

— In recognition of Broadway Across America, AARP and Broadway in Boston bring a special evening of theatre to Massachusetts residents. Specially-priced tickets to the Sunday, April 23, 6:30 p.m. performance of The King and I at the Boston Opera House are available for AARP members and guests, as well as non-members. These tickets also include an optional, exclusive pre-show “insider discussion” with members of The King and I cast or crew! Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s …

— The arts scene in Boston is among the best in the state when it comes to world-class theatre, ballet, and other professional shows, culture, and sporting events. We’ve worked with area venues to offer discounts on Boston-areas events to AARP members and their guests.  Take a look at what’s coming up, and keep checking back here often as new events are always being added! In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed …

— AARP Chicago along with Donda’s House was proud to present a screening of the film “Olympic Pride: American Prejudice” at the Benito Juárez Community Academy Performing Arts Center in Pilsen. “Olympic Pride: American Prejudice” explores the experiences of 18 African-American Olympians who defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.  Set against the strained and turbulent atmosphere of a racially divided America, which was torn between boycotting Hitler’s Olympics and participating …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” has shaped our community service efforts at the national, state, and local levels. Each year, AARP honors the legacy of Dr. Andrus with the AARP Washington Andrus Award for Community Service. This is the most prestigious and visible volunteer award. It recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, …

— RETOOL, RECHARGE, REINVENT Are you over 50 and searching for a new job? Make sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend the 50+ Employment Expo at the Fair Oaks Marriott on May 11th. This year, AARP will be featuring a professional headshot photo booth for your online resume site. AARP Virginia and Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) are pleased to present the 50+ Employment Expo to provide opportunities for employees and employers to network and learn about the opportunities available …

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— More than 1.6 million Pennsylvanians care for older parents, spouses or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their own homes. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and on April 20, 2017, a new law takes effect that will make life a little bit easier for them. The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act helps family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. The CARE Act requires hospitals to: Provide …