Embracing Pride Year-round through “Lounge and Learn”

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

Community In 2015, Capital Pride celebrates its 40th year in the nation’s capital. Embracing Pride year-round is what local organizers are promoting, Capital Pride Week is June 3 -14, 2015.  In 1975 Capital Pride was a one-day block party for a few hundred people.  With the theme “Have Pride 365″ Capital Pride is a non-profit organization that produces one of the largest LGBTQ Pride celebrations in the country, according to the official 2015 Pride Guide.  That’s growth! Pride is defined as …

UNM’s Dr. Simpson to Discuss Healthy Aging and How Communities Can Play a Role

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Community To many of us getting older means slowing down but that doesn’t have to be the case. Join AARP New Mexico and Dr. Anne Simpson April 30th for a deep discussion on how staying healthy and engaged in your community as we age can lead to a better life. Dr. Simpson is the director of the University of New Mexico School Of Medicine’s Institute for Ethics. During this comprehensive talk people will not only learn about healthy aging but also …

Tips on Donating After a Natural Disaster and How to Avoid Scammers

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Community Tips on Donating After a Natural Disaster and How to Avoid Scammers in the Process By Richard Higgins, Maine Emergency Management Agency The earthquake that devastated Nepal this weekend is generating an overwhelming amount of response from the international community. Nepal needs—and has issued pleas for—help and assistance. Governments, international groups such as the Red Cross, faith-based organizations, and volunteer groups are rallying their memberships and donor base to raise funds and donate goods and services to the relief effort. …

Two New Mexico Colleges Among Five Grantees to Help Women 50+ Train for Jobs

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Community AARP Foundation, with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund, has awarded Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, $176,223, and Santa Fe Community College, in Santa Fe, $187,506, to implement the BACK TO WORK 50+: Women’s Economic Stability Initiative. The Initiative will help women age 50 and older find local jobs and build the financial capability to make sound decisions that reduce debt, rebuild savings and pave the way to greater financial stability. The …

New AARP Report Deflates Myths re: Workers 50+

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Community CONTACT: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARPMedia AARP Maine Communications Director, Jane Margesson: 207-229-5628, jmargesson@aarp.org AARP Report Deflates Myths, Shows 50+ Workers Are ‘Critical Components” of Successful Businesses Maine Has Highest Percentage of 50+ Workers in the Nation   Washington – A new AARP study debunks myths about age 50+ workers, showing that they have productive advantages that can make them a “critical component” of a successful business. The report, “A Business Case for Workers Age 50+:  A Look at …

How Well Does Your Car ‘Fit’ You?

Posted on 04/24/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Community AARP Hawaii and the Hawaii Occupational Therapy Association are sponsoring a free CarFit event at Catholic Charities Hawaii in Makiki on Saturday, May 2 (8 a.m. – noon). The event is designed to provide older drivers with a comprehensive checkup of how well they ‘fit’ their vehicle. It takes about 20 minutes to complete the checklist. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required – call Catholic Charities Hawaii to schedule an appointment at 527-4777. …