Braxton County (WV) H.S. junior Heath Cottrill has been named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of Aug. 28, 2016.

— Eagles’ two-sport student athlete is first AARP/MetroNews statewide honoree of 2016 Heath Cottrill of Braxton County High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of August 28. A junior, Heath is a 4.0 g.p.a. AP Honors student. He is actively involved in Student Council activities, serving as his class president, and is a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). He is the son …

— AARP Virginia is dedicated to help end the fight against hunger. In order to do this we have dedicated the month of September to focusing on fighting hunger in all areas of Virginia with events all across the state. Northern Virginia AARP Foundation – Meal Pack Challenge on the National Mall September 11th and 12th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Located on the National Mall Join thousands of fellow volunteers working to pack 1.5 million meals for the DC …

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— Just what does AARP Massachusetts do for you and others in the Bay State? Find out during a fun and informative program we’re calling “All Things AARP,’ on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Sons of Italy ITAM 564 Lodge, 22 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201. You’ll have the chance to learn all about what AARP is doing in your community, across the state, and at the federal level. At AARP, we help people …

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— Are you interested in the future of Oahu’s water supply? Water quality, affordability and availability are critical parts of being able to live well and age in place in Hawaii. The Board of Water Supply (BWS) is looking for public comment on their draft of the Water Master Plan (WMP), a comprehensive program that looks ahead 30 years to evaluate the entire water system, quantify future demands and source options, identify necessary improvements, and balance needs and costs of providing water to …

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— Culpeper, Virginia – Join AARP Virginia and Aging Together on Oct. 10 for the region’s only expo focusing on healthy aging in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties. The Expo will offer resources for people who are 50-plus, family caregivers and people of all ages who are thinking about aging well. Over 50 exhibitors are participating, all for free! Attendees will be provided with: Free health screenings Product samples Door prizes Presentations The Expo will be held on Columbus …

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— At AARP Massachusetts, we’re out in communities throughout the state, sharing information on a wide variety of topics. The following upcoming events are open to the public, and while some require registration others do not. Take a look and register for those that spark your interest! For any questions, please email us at ma@aarp.org. Fraud Watch Network Our AARP Fraud Watch Network presentations provide details about scams, fraud, and identity theft. We cover trends in fraud and scams; strategies used by …

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—   This is the first in a new series of blogs by the Oregon State Volunteer President Two months after my father’s death, I responded to an article in the AARP Bulletin seeking new volunteers in Oregon. To be honest, I knew more about the organization’s advertisements than its policies. My situation had not been unlike many baby boomers–I was working full time while carrying out the responsibilities of a devoted daughter. As my father’s Power of Attorney, my heart …

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— AARP Illinois on Tuesday, August 23rd held a “Brain Health and Wellness” seminar at the Matton Train Depot in Matton, Illinois The participants were given the latest  information on enhancing brain health, and tips on memory improvement and stress management. They discussed lifestyle impacts, exercises for one’s mind and new therapy approaches.   The goal was to Live Smart and Stay Smart at any age.

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— This week’s ‪#‎WatchdogWednesday tip is brought to you by Zuko! Though it can be exhausting constantly watching out for scams, we are here to help!  Check out our scam-tracking map to see what’s popping up in your state.  We’re collecting tips from folks like you, and also including alerts from law enforcement and attorney general offices: http://www.aarp.org/fraudmap