— Further Cuts to CT Home Care Program and uncertainty about Community First Choice threaten seniors’ ability to live safely at home AARP Connecticut is disappointed Governor Malloy has once again proposed a budget with dramatic cuts to the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders. The additional cuts will effectively end the state-funded program that provides seniors with an array of important and cost effective services ranging from Meals on Wheels, Home Health Care, Adult Day care and Visiting Nursing, often …

— Take this simple step to help protect yourself from identity theft by having sensitive personal documents shredded for free on Saturday, October 21, in Fargo and Bismarck. A shredding truck will be at each location and shred documents on site between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. The event is open to the public. There is a limit of two boxes. The Fargo event will be held in the southwest parking lot at West Acres Shopping Center, 3902 13th Ave. S. …

— Beavers’ two-sport student athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Turner Jones of Bluefield High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of October 15. A senior, Turner is a 4.1 g.p.a. AP student. He is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council and Senior Leadership Team and has participated in the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program. His activities include Key Club, Debate Club, Academic Bowl, Science Club and Band. He …

— North Dakota currently has an estimated 62,100 family caregivers. Chances are most of us will be a family caregiver at some point in our lives. Where will we turn for help when it’s time? This lunch and learn will feature a panel of experts discussing state and local programs and services available to caregivers, where to go to find help when you need it, and how to reduce stress. We’ll also talk about AARP’s work to support caregivers and AARP’s …

— AARP in North Dakota will host a series of free hands-on technology workshops designed to help people 50 and older leverage technology to enrich their lives and maximize the use of their tablets and smartphones. The TEK (Technology Education & Knowledge) workshops will be held Monday, Oct. 23, at the Bismarck Events Center; Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Fargo Library downtown; and Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. Four different sessions are being offered which will cover …

— The following story was submitted by Lindsay White, an advancement associate, grant writer for KNOX. KNOX, a key partner in improving the city of Hartford since its founding in 1966, was one of only 88 non-profit organizations in the United States to be selected as a first-ever AARP Community Challenge recipient. The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative that aims to create change and improve quality of life in communities across the nation for people of …

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— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 CONTACT:  Dave Bruns, 850.577.5161 dbruns@aarp.org Tallahassee, Fla. — AARP Florida, with 2.8 million members in the Sunshine State, has asked the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) to place a proposed constitutional ban on utility-company advance cost recovery initiatives before Florida voters in the 2018 election. Once every 20 years, the CRC is allowed to place proposed constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot for voters’ consideration. Now, AARP is calling upon Floridians to join the …

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they are due. Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and support in a welcoming environment. Volunteer tax preparers, …

— Join AARP Tallahassee and the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department for the Slow Roll Boomer Bike Ride through downtown Tallahassee. The ride begins at Anita Favors Thompson Plaza traveling through the west side of Cascades Park up Franklin Street to the Smokey Hollow Memorial, the loops around the east Cascade with a stop at the Florida prime meridian marker (and county map of Florida) back to Thompson Plaza. Event information: When: Saturday, Oct. 28 @ 9:30 am Registration: The even is …

— Crusaderette two-sport student athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Mikayla Alkire of Parkersburg Catholic High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of October 8. A senior, Mikayla is a 4.0 g.p.a. student. She is a member of National Honor Society and Student Council, and has participated in the Governor’s Honors Academy, Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program, and ‘I Believe’ Youth Leadership Program. She is the daughter of Stephen and Renee …