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— The AARP New Mexico team will be in the Farmington area, Aug 1 to Aug. 4, joining in the baseball fever that comes along with the AABC Connie Mack World Series, which has called that city home for 50 years. While the event is new to a number of the volunteers and staff, AARP New Mexico’s newest staff member, DeAnza Valencia-Sapien, Associate State Director for Advocacy, knows the event inside and out. “I grew up in Farmington so I’m well …

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— AARP Utah is very proud to announce that our State Director, Alan Ormsby, was named one of the “Enlightened 50” (E-50) by Utah Foundation.  As explained by the Foundation, each year they recognize fifty individuals who are making a measureable – but often unsung – difference in the lives of Utahns through innovation, collaboration and commitment to the common good. This honor recognizes the work done by Ormsby to seek ideas and strategies from policymakers on aging from around the state …

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— AARP Virginia is looking for people who want to make a difference in their community and in our state. We have several opportunities available for you to get involved as an AARP Virginia volunteer in southwest Virginia. Please join us at one of two informative luncheons to learn more about how you can sign up to volunteer. Danville Wednesday, August 24th at 11:30 am Golden Leaf Bistro, 215 Craghead Street, Danville, VA  24541 Click here to register or call 877-926-8300. Please …

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— Helena, Mont., July 28, 2016 — AARP Montana will host community shredding events and food drives across Montana as part of its 2016 National Day of Service.  Every year, Patriot Day and National Day of Service & Remembrance is observed to remember those who were lost and honor the heroes who responded to the tragic events on September 11, 2001. Since that time, thousands of AARP staff, members and volunteers have joined in the National Day of Service by volunteering …

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—   AARP Massachusetts has two internship opportunities for this fall, with our Advocacy and Community Outreach departments. Our Mission Statement: AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.  ADVOCACY INTERNSHIP Are you excited by all the presidential election activity? Are you interested in doing advocacy around aging issues? If so, we have a paid internship position that may interest you! We’re …

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— Take a Stand is about having our 2016 candidates commit to action on Social Security, so that all Americans can retire with dignity and independence. At AARP, we have a long history of fighting for the issues that matter most to our members. Our new campaign office and our volunteers are essential in our quest to have the candidates produce real details about how their plans will affect our families. Volunteers will represent our members on the front lines at …

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— Taking the MetroBus or MetroLink in St. Louis? Is your bus stop or MetroLink station located in a PLACE where you could live, work and play?  Your transit station could be a place to meet up with neighbors and friends for coffee and a snack, a convenient place to grab groceries on your way home, a peaceful garden to read a book in, an active and engaging corridor that connects to your neighborhood. Help create places you want along your …

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—   Can you or your group make a difference in the Queen City?   As a way to encourage and support grassroots action to make Burlington more livable, AARP Vermont is once again offering Community Action Grants to provide modest funding and technical support to community groups or individuals. The initiative is part of the Livable BTV, an AARP Vermont initiative aimed at preparing Burlington for the rapidly aging demographic shift – particularly in the areas of housing, mobility and …

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— Join us for a free and interactive drum circle at the Beatitudes Church in Glendale on Tuesday, August 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.! Drum circles have been around since ancient times, with strong roots in African and Native American cultures. Now the therapeutic benefits of beating drums and creating rhythms are reaching broader audiences.  Drumming helps connect the world of music and rhythm with wellness and well-being. Drumming has proven not only to reduce stress but to boost the …