— Wine Down With AARP at our Dinner Group at Max’s On Broad.  Join us for Wine Down Wednesdays at Max’s On Broad and the Vine Wine Club. Enjoy dinner and socialize with other AARP members and their guests. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm and receive a 15% discount on your dinner entrée.       Wednesday, November 08, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Max’s On Broad – 305 Brook Rd, Richmond, …

— AARP Colorado named Charlene Gardner of Pueblo as its 2017 Andrus Award winner. The Andrus Award is the highest honor AARP bestows upon an outstanding volunteer each year. Gardner, who has volunteered with AARP Tax Aide since 1995, spends many hours preparing for the tax season, sometimes working six days a week. Gardner is a shining example of living up to the mission of AARP. She is willing to help everyone she can, and she is a role model for all who …

— Jeremy Barewin joined AARP Iowa as associate state director of communications and outreach in late September. A Drake University graduate, Barewin brings more than 15 years of experience in communications and marketing to AARP Iowa, having spent the last decade working for healthcare organizations in the Chicago area. “Jeremy is a welcome addition to the AARP Iowa professional staff,” said Kent Sovern, AARP Iowa State Director. “He is a much respected and highly skilled communications professional with unique expertise in …

— Are you a family caregiver? Would you like an opportunity to relax and unwind? Join AARP for a free afternoon of Mend Restorative yoga at Baltimore’s M. Power Yoga! The session will begin with an open and informal talk about our role as caregivers and where you can find support and resources, followed by a soothing session of yoga. Light refreshments will be served. New to Yoga? No worries! This class focuses on gently stretching and healing while holding poses …

— Tia Murphy is the AARP Connecticut volunteer state president. She launched the “Travels with Tia” blog series as part of her presidential journey. She will travel around the state to meet dedicated AARP volunteers and have them show her what makes their corner of Connecticut a special and fantastic place to live. Torrington is not the first place I would think of to find world class professional artists living and working, but perhaps it should be. Why?  Well, turn to …

— Enjoy a free cup of coffee and get the latest scoop on what’s happening with transportation in Chittenden County, an important issue facing older Vermonters.   Neighborhood Rides will be sharing information about their new program.  Learn more about public transit, ways you can volunteer and get involved in transit planning. Skinny Pancake, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 9:00am -10:00am 60 Lake St, Burlington, VT 05401 AARP VT’s monthly coffee hour focuses on discussions about relevant, timely topics and give you a chance …

retirement savings

—   OregonSaves is the nation’s first state-based auto-enroll IRA for private sector workers   SALEM — Oregonians are living longer. That’s a great thing. But our savings aren’t living as long as we are, and that means many people are not able to retire comfortably after a lifetime of work. And according to research, far too many Oregonians haven’t even saved a dime. That’s why U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and State Treasurer Tobias Read are teaming up in National Retirement …

— Norman O’Grady – who, at the age of 93, has spent over thirty years helping low-income seniors in Louisville – is the 2017 winner of the AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service. And Project Warm, a non-profit where O’Grady spends much of his time and energy, is a big winner too – earning a $2,000 check from AARP Kentucky. AARP Kentucky honored Norman O’Grady today during a lunch at Project Warm.  The Andrus Award – named after AARP founder …

Las Vegas Shooting VegasStrong AARP Nevada

— While the wounds are still raw from the terrible tragedy of October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, the AARP Nevada staff discussed the event in this month’s Nevada Voices podcast. The Las Vegas community continues to band together in the wake of the tragedy as a result of the mass shooting on the famous Las Vegas Strip. The entire AARP Nevada staff joins us to discuss the event, its impact on them, and its wider impact on AARP members, volunteers …

— Since so many worthy projects were submitted to the nationwide AARP Community Challenge Grants program earlier this year, AARP Massachusetts is pleased to announce that four additional projects have been funded through monies set aside locally for Age-Friendly community projects in Massachusetts. The four recipient organizations and related projects are detailed below. Background: AARP Massachusetts announced the first-ever Community Challenge Grants program earlier this year, working in collaboration with communities across the state. The grant program was part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make …