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— Citi Open® is almost here with top players John Isner, Juan Martin Del Potro, Tomas Berdych, Caroline Wozniaki, Samantha Stosur and Sloan Stephens, the 2015 Citi Open Women’s winner. From July 16-24, Citi Open, one of the premiere tennis events, takes place at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington, DC. Access AARP-discounted Citi Open tickets through by clicking the discount code: DCTennis.  The AARP DC Citi Open discount ticket code can also be used by non-AARP members. The …

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— The annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair, one of the most popular summer events in the state, is celebrating its 84th year, and once again AARP members have an opportunity to enjoy the fair at a discounted ticket price of only $7. This year’s fair will be Aug. 6-14 at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury. Attendees can shop for one-of-a-kind crafts from 350 craftspeople and appreciate the many ways design and creativity inspire our lives. “It’s a fun, …

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— The nation’s capital is one of the most livable large cities in the United States, in part because of its extensive bike lanes. But are there enough lanes for the number of riders? AARP DC is encouraging the city to continue to expand its network of bike lanes to help residents get around town in an economic, healthy way. Transportation is key to the city’s age-friendly mission, and bike lanes help commuters and recreational cyclists stay safe from automobile traffic …

Edwina Hoyle, of Memory Matters, plays basketball with participant Larry Sanders (left) and volunteer George Bartel. Photo by Aaron Greene

— By Holly Fisher Last October, Edwina Hoyle traveled to Washington, D.C., to explain to the AARP National Policy Council how her organization is working to make Hilton Head a dementia-friendly community. Hoyle is the executive director of Memory Matters, a nonprofit that provides Alzheimer’s and dementia day care programs, support services and education. In 2015, Memory Matters launched the Purple Angel Project, providing free training to businesses on how to better serve customers with dementia. Once a firm completes the …

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— Seize the opportunity on Aug. 28 to embark on Lake Champlain as part of the fifth annual AARP Day on the Lake. AARP members can choose a guided harbor tour on a 23-foot keelboat, an hour-long paddleboard lesson or a chance to explore on their own in a kayak or canoe. All options are free, and each AARP member can bring one guest. “We really enjoy meeting our members and treating them to an adventure on beautiful Lake Champlain that …

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— AARP North Carolina and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are hosting Encore Entrepreneur events to help North Carolinians age 50-plus start or grow a small business. The workshops offer advice and resources on matters such as business plans, marketing and social media, funding and franchising. Community leaders will be on hand, along with counselors and mentors from SBA and SCORE, a nonprofit organization that provides free business mentoring services. With more life experiences and disposable income than younger entrepreneurs, …

Rose Hobson teaches a Smart Driver course in District Heights. Photo by Eric Kruszewski.

— By Christopher J. Gearon Not long after retiring, Rose Hobson, of Forestville, got bored. She wanted to find something that she enjoyed and that allowed her to grow and “give back to the community.” Six years ago, she found the AARP Driver Safety program, and she is now an instructor and district coordinator for Prince George’s County. Hobson, 65, a former FBI communications security specialist, has not looked back. “Volunteering for AARP Maryland keeps me alive,” she said. In addition …

Maery Rose of Anoka commutes to work in Northeast Minneapolis. Photo by Ackerman+Gruber.

— By Mary Van Beusekom While many people begin their commute by turning a key in the ignition, Maery Rose usually starts hers by strapping on a helmet. The 59-year-old Anoka woman bikes two miles to the Northstar rail line, which she takes to Target Field, then gets back in the saddle for another two miles to her job as a business process analyst in Northeast Minneapolis. With three bikes to her name—one of them a fat-tire model for the winter—she …

Loretta Davis, at right, leads a group hike through Edgar M.Queeny Park in Ballwin, Mo. Photo by Whitney Curtis.

— By Tim Poor For Loretta M. Davis, leading a group of walkers isn’t just about fitness. “The idea is to get people being active,” she said. “And before you know it, you’ve got a friend.” Davis, 62, leads AARP walks in St. Louis with Ten Toe Express, a cooperative effort of AARP and Citizens for Modern Transit, a local advocacy group. The walkers meet at a MetroLink station on Friday mornings and take the light-rail train to various urban destinations. …

Bonnie Jackson gives a Fraud Watch presentation at The Terraces of Phoenix. Photo by Jill McNamara.

— By Miriam Davidson Bonnie Jackson, an AARP community educator, remembered the time she gave her “best ever” presentation at the Coolidge Public Library. Turnout was low, but she was not discouraged. “There were six people, all female,” recalled Jackson, 68, a retired junior high school teacher from Peoria. She gave a talk on the AARP Foundation Finances 50+ program, about ways to manage personal finances. “We had a wonderful discussion,” she said. “Halfway through the two-hour session, I asked if …