Let us hear from you

Posted on 09/4/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Community AARP is hosting a series of listening sessions in communities around our three largest cities – Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati – to hear our members’ ideas, concerns and thoughts about key issues that impact Ohioans age 50 and over. Your input and voice are valued as we go to our members and their friends to hear what Ohio’s 50+ population has to say about topics that affect their health and financial security and influence their personal fulfillment. These moderated conversations …

People of faith working together for healthier communities

Posted on 09/4/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Community NEW ORLEANS — In North Carolina, the faith-based community is instrumental in educating and promoting the health and wellness of people in communities across the state. This week on Real Life, you’ll learn more about efforts by AARP and the faith-based community here and in other states. You’ll hear from Linetta McIver, AARP Louisiana Associate State Director, who explains how AARP is helping Louisianans become better self-advocates when it comes to health and other needs. AARP has been a catalyst …

It’s National Preparedness Month

Posted on 09/3/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Community September is National Preparedness Month “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” That’s the theme for National Preparedness Month – which all of September. Everyone is encouraged to update contact information for family, friends and others should disaster strike. What should you do? • Make or update a disaster supply kit • Make a family emergency communication plan • Register for the Great ShakeOut Earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 15 Don’t forget to check out the many helpful resources …

Celebrate Reading at the National Book Festival

Posted on 09/2/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community Do you enjoy reading?  On Saturday, September 5, 2015 AARP will be sponsoring the 15th Annual National Book Festival at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Bring your family and friends to engage in fun activities for all ages, workshops to stay in touch with family members, and the reading of Dr. Seuss’ What Pet Should I get? by CEO Joann Jenkins. Best-selling crime writer from Baltimore, Laura Lippman,  will be attending the festival (watch the video about Laura below). As a …

Ann Cambra of Rochester, MA, Named Recipient of the 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 09/2/2015 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Community Ann Cambra is the recipient of the 2015 AARP Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service, the association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The award is named for Ethel Percy Andrus, the founder of AARP. The award will be formally presented to Cambra at a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Rochester Senior Center. Cambra will donate the $1,500 award prize to Mission to Liberia, the charitable organization of her choice. Ann Cambra, a resident of …

AARP Tucson Center Hosts AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Information Session

Posted on 09/2/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community AARP Foundation Tax-Aide in Tucson is recruiting volunteers for the upcoming 2016 tax-filing season. The program provides free tax preparation to those with low to moderate income, primarily focusing on those who are age 50+. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service in the country. “People don’t need to have previous tax preparation experience to volunteer as we provide training,” says Sandy Munroe, Tucson volunteer coordinator with the program. Those interested in finding out …