— FREE Shredding at Fall Prevention Awareness Seminar in Danville Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm. Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help. Bring any confidential documents, and we’ll shred them for free. It only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on. Each individual may bring up to 2 file …

— ICYMI: AARP in Your Community – York On May 24, York County members relived history at the city’s William C. Goodridge Freedom Center—an important stop on the nation’s underground railroad during the 19th century.  The historic property and museum served as the setting for a reception and educational program that attracted 115 AARP members. The highlight of the program was a presentation by a living history interpreter portraying the character of William C. Goodridge, a former slave who risked his …

— A Message from AARP Pennsylvania State President Joanne Grossi When I left my federal government job earlier this year, I was asked to join the AARP family as a volunteer. I accepted the appointment of AARP Pennsylvania State President, looking forward to the impact I could make on the 50+ community throughout the Commonwealth. In my role, I have the privilege of helping to shape AARP’s strategic priorities, build community partnerships with key decision makers and serve as AARP’s spokesperson …

— ICYMI: AARP in Your Community – Philadelphia and Surrounding Communities Philadelphia City Council Hosts Hearing on AARP-Endorsed Bill Improving Pedestrian Safety Back in April, AARP Pennsylvania was pleased to join Philadelphia City Council member Helen Gym for a public hearing on City Bill 161108 that would improve access to the city’s sidewalks and protected walkways–particularly when normal access is disrupted due to construction activity. During the hearing, AARP volunteers testified that a more walkable community allows Philadelphians of all ages …

— The Volunteer Portal Training Specialist works with the Office of Volunteer Engagement’s Volunteer Portal Training Team to provide Portal training support to state staff and volunteers. Responsibilities include leading state-initiated Portal training, webinars, and workshops in group or individual settings. Additionally, the Volunteer Portal Training Specialist role identifies promising practices for volunteer training support and helps increase awareness of the feature and benefits of the Volunteer Portal in the AARP volunteer community. Responsibilities Conduct and/or assist with OVE Volunteer Portal …

— Last week I overheard one of our AARP volunteers in a spirited discussion with an AARP staff member. They were discussing how AARP was handling some issues and I quickly realized that there were different points of view being presented. The discussion was very kind and remained friendly the entire time, with many, “I understand where you are coming from…” phrases thrown around. I was not only impressed because it was one of the most respectful political discussions I have …

—     I wish these written letters could morph into the sounds they signify,  then you’d get the genuine sound of . . . what to call it? It’s not really abuse – but it’s not really respect, either, and it shoots to hell the declaration of “dignity,” which many – all, really – LTC facilities claim as their “holy grail.” After all, we are “elders,” with all the sacrosanct connotations the word embraces. Me? I’m eighty-four. A decrepit vessel …

— This fall, boomers who are looking for meaning and direction, or are interested in exploring encores, have several new options–right here in the Twin Cities. See below to learn more about these programs, and how to apply. University of Minnesota Advanced Careers (UMAC) initiative UMAC brings boomers to campus for a period of self-reflection and learning as they figure out the next stage of their lives. This two semester fellowship experience is an innovative pathway to transition from career jobs into …

— AARP Connecticut is pleased to welcome Mystic Seaport to the list of great places AARP members can save money and connect them with people and places in their community while supporting local, nonprofit educational and cultural venues. Mystic Seaport, located in beautiful Mystic, Connecticut, brings the history of America and the sea to life amidst the ambiance of a seafaring village with homes, gardens, shops with craftsmen at work, and historic vessels. Enjoy a waterfront cruise, a visit to the …