— Innovation Concept Challenge Looking for Ideas to Disrupt Aging  AARP Iowa, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Edgewater, a WesleyLife senior living community and Aging Resources of Central Iowa have announced a 2017 Innovation Concept Challenge in connection with Celebrate Innovation! Week 8 (CiWeek8). The Disrupt Aging Innovation Concept Challenge hopes to inspire contestants to think of ways to improve the quality of life for those aged 50 and over. Disrupt Aging is an initiative aimed at challenging perceptions of …

— 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 …

— It’s almost time to put winter behind us and shift gears to spring, and – dare we say it – summer activities!  AARP is offering four activities in collaboration with the Massabesic Audubon Center from April through June.  Whether you are exploring the importance of honeybees, relaxing to folk music, or walking through Battery Point Peninsula, you won’t want to miss the fun! All events take place at the Massabesic Audubon Center, located at 26 Audubon Way in Auburn, NH.  Find …

— 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 …

— Every February AARP participates in the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. It’s a three-day weekend that brings together the most influential African-American, Hispanic, Caribbean, and Asian leaders from every corner of the Empire State and beyond. Join AARP this weekend at the NYSABPRL Craft Expo & Business Partnership Fair. Stop by the AARP booths (#96 & 98), pick up a free gift and meet AARP staff & volunteers. Get information on local discounts, special events, programs, learn …

— 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 …

— AARP and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage are pleased to bring you This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement as well as two unique events with Lori Stokes and photographer Matt Herron. More than 150 black-and-white images chronicling the Southern Freedom Movement are featured in This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement. This multimedia exhibition features work by nine activist photographers who documented Southern institutionalized segregation and the actions of Civil …

— Join AARP at the MAC Basketball Championship in Cleveland March 8-11, 2017. Visit the AARP table on the Arena concourse to get to know volunteers and other members and to learn about what AARP is doing in your community and how you may be able to upgrade your seats. AARP members and their guests can purchase discounted tickets online for the men’s tournament games at $15 each by using the discount code “MACFIFTYPLUS” or by calling 1-888-894-9424*. All games are played …

—   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, …

— AARP Oregon is in your community. Our organization is more than just discounts and lobbying for older Americans. But, we realize that not everyone knows what we’re working on across the state, Eugene and Springfield. To allow the community a chance to get to know us better, AARP is coordinating a “community blitz,” in Eugene/Springfield on March 1-3, 2017. Events include a coffee and donuts session where we’ll talk about proposed changes to Medicare and how AARP is working to …