Update from the Oregon State Capitol

Posted on 02/13/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community By Jon Bartholomew, Government Relations Director This week at the Oregon capitol, AARP advocated on our member’s behalf on a number of important issues. Some of the legislation we have supported is moving forward, but other legislation will not. Advance Directives modernization – this legislation is moving through the process and was moved from one committee to another this week. Memory Care facility standards – AARP was involved with stakeholder conversations that led to the creation of a proposal to …

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

Posted on 02/13/2016 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. 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 is not exclusive to the young and hip. More than a quarter of new entrepreneurs are in the 55-to-64 age group, according to …

Workshops: Psychology of Financial Decisions

Posted on 02/12/2016 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Community Anyone in Hawaii can be a victim of financial fraud. Even for sophisticated investors, fraudsters are masters of persuasion, skilled at tailoring pitches to match the psychological profiles of their targets. AARP Hawaii is teaming up with financial fraud specialists from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner, Hawaii’s BBB, and the National Center for Victims of Crime to offer free workshops on March 2 and March 4 focusing …

Ray’s Round Up: Three Takeaways – A Response to Governor Wolf’s Budget Address

Posted on 02/12/2016 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Community Harrisburg, PA: Governor Tom Wolf presented his FY 16-17 budget in the annual budget message to the Pennsylvania General Assembly on Tuesday, February 9th, but the budget itself was almost irrelevant to the event.  Here are three takeaways for you and your family to consider in the coming months. ONE: Throwing the Gauntlet Takes Center Stage, Spending Plan takes Back Seat Instead of reviewing the programs and issues contained in the proposed spending plan, the Governor delivered a rebuke to …

Creating better transportation options in the Queen City

Posted on 02/12/2016 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Community CHARLOTTE — According to the organization Sustain Charlotte, “It’s no secret that Charlotte’s transportation network is primarily built for cars, not for people on bikes or on foot. But that’s been changing in recent years as Charlotte Department of Transportation has taken an approach that considers the needs of not only auto drivers, but also those who cannot or choose not drive.” That movement to create walkable cities is part of a wider effort that is making cities better for …

Los Angeles le da la Bienvenida a los Retratos de la Comunidad

Posted on 02/12/2016 by | AARP California | Comments

Community Para muchas personas, su primera interacción con AARP simboliza un rito de iniciación, pero para la nativa angelina Yolanda Gonzalez, cuando la organización no lucrativa, de voluntarios, defensora y de alcance comunitario la contactó, el significado fue mucho más profundo. Gonzalez, – una celebrada pintora chicana, educadora de arte y rockera punk de corazón – fue invitada a ser la artista inaugural del proyecto de Retratos de la Comunidad de AARP, una iniciativa inspirada por una serie de conversaciones mantenidas …