Join us for “Music in the Garden” at the Desert Botanical Garden

Posted on 02/27/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community Join AARP Phoenix and the Desert Botanical Garden for an evening of Music in Garden with Chuck Hall, a longtime inductee of the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame. His strong “Southern Roots” influence will keep you moving in your chair while you enjoy the beauty of the desert under the stars! This event will take place on Friday, March 20th from 7pm to 9pm at the Ullman Terrace in the Desert Botanical Garden which is located at 1201 N. Galvin …

Help Hungry Marylanders “Spring Forward” During Food Drive

Posted on 02/26/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Community Looking for a list of the “stuff-a-bus” sites in Maryland? Find all information below!  More than 773,000 Marylanders are unsure of where their next meal is coming from and, especially after the holidays, help is needed more than ever. Last year’s Spring Forward Harvest for the Hungry food drive collected 4,750 bags of food for hungry Marylanders – equaling more than 47,500 pounds of food and 39,583 meals! This year’s campaign runs from 2/28 – 3/8, and we have partnered with Maryland …

Mike Tomasko Appointed AARP North Dakota State President

Posted on 02/26/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Community Mike Tomasko of West Fargo has been named the new state president of AARP in North Dakota. Tomasko has served on the AARP North Dakota Executive Council since June 2012. The volunteer state president chairs the state executive council and works in partnership with the state director to provide vision and leadership for AARP’s work in the state. The state president is also responsible for helping to build partnerships with other organizations and serves as the principal AARP volunteer spokesperson …

Thinking about Starting Your Own Business? Attend this Workshop in Minot, Bismarck, Fargo, Grafton or Grand Forks

Posted on 02/26/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Community Want to start or grow a small business? Join AARP and the Small Business Administration (SBA) for a workshop to help you explore your Real Possibilities. Thoughtful stories and insights will be shared by panelists from a variety of backgrounds on starting a business mid to late career. And you’ll learn about programs and resources available through AARP, SBA and SCORE. From writing your business plan to seeking start-up capital, it’s information you can use. Contrary to popular perception, entrepreneurship …

Stay Active in Retirement with Leadership Greater Hartford

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Community – Guest Blog by Jane Torrey — “You’re retired? How do you keep busy?” Since retiring in 2012, I am asked this question and find it contains a challenge. How do I want to spend this next part of my life, while I’m still healthy, energetic, and curious? After spending a year catching up, “smelling the roses” and powering down to an energy level that felt right, I circled back to that question: could I keep this nice new balance …

Life Can Change With the Stroke of a Brush, Life Reimagined

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community When AARP Arizona’s James Hughes was recently asked to fill-in and host an AARP “Take Your Brush to Canvas” painting event in Phoenix, he didn’t think it would be a life-changing experience. “I never expected to get anything personal out of it, other than helping out our short-handed staff,” said James. “After all, I couldn’t even draw a straight line, so my expectations for actually painting a picture during the event were pretty low.” Little did James know that he …