— It’s summer and you know what that means: time for ice cream! As part of our outreach to connect with members across the state, we’re hosting a free ice cream day for members at locations in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines on Wednesday, June 28th! Meet up with AARP Iowa staff, local members and volunteers for a cool down with some free ice cream! Present your AARP card and receive one small cone with a dip or crunch topping of your choice. …

— Mobile, AL – AARP Alabama, with its more than 430,000 members, announces the appointment of Dorothy Dorton, MS CTRS, to the position of Associate State Director for Community Outreach. Dorton, a Mobile native, will provide outreach and support for AARP programs and initiatives in Mobile and parts of lower Alabama, working with volunteers and maintaining AARP’s relationships with residents and community leaders in that part of the state. The appointment was announced Candi Williams, AARP Alabama State Director, who said: …

— AARP is looking for volunteers, including a state coordinator, who want to be a driving force in keeping Hawaii’s roads safer. Since 1979, AARP Driver Safety has kept more than 16 million drivers safe through leading educational programs, including the flagship AARP Smart Driver course, the nation’s largest classroom and online driver safety course. We’re looking for volunteers to instruct the award-winning AARP Smart Driver classroom course, which helps drivers refresh their driving skills and knowledge of the rules — …

— In addition to sponsoring the Silver City Blues Festival, AARP New Mexico will be conducting several other fun and exciting events in the Silver City area Memorial Day weekend. On Thursday evening, May 25th, family caregivers will have an opportunity to relax, share their caregiving experiences with other caregivers as well as learn about available resources. This special event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Buckhorn Opera House, 32 Main Street, in Pinos Altos. Then on Friday, …

— Chatter is a collaboration and communication tool within the Volunteer Portal. It allows members of the AARP volunteer community to connect and share experiences and best practices with one another through feeds, profiles, groups, etc.  This Tip Sheet walks you through this very useful resource step by step.  Have questions?  Contact the Volunteer Helpline at volunteer@aarp.org or 1-866-740-7719.

— Thank you for checking out our Care-FULL Conversation Resources.  The videos are to provide information to help benefit the caregiver and care receiver.   Video One: Description:  A concern noted on the report was a lack of family support throughout the caregiving journey. Often, individuals within the LGBT community are estranged from their family of origin. So, family is defined differently…..trusted friends and colleagues. Hence, we have to be more intentional about creating family and confirming that there is a …

— AARP Livable Communities supports the efforts of cities, towns, counties, and states to provide safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities. This work is driven by research that shows the vast majority of people age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Well-designed, livable communities promote better health and sustain economic growth, and they make for happier, …

— Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money every year. Research shows that more than $20 billion was stolen from about 13 million victims in 2012, according to the latest Javelin Strategy and Research reports on identity fraud. Older adults tend to be bilked out of about $3 billion every year. Con artists use a myriad of scams to steal your hard-earned money, including phishing scams, tech-support scams, gold coin scams, oil and gas …

— 1. Movies for Grownups Showing of Best Picture Winner “Moonlight” Tuesday, June 20th @ 7:00PM North Brunswick Regal Commerce Center Stadium, 2399 US-1, North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902 [DESCRIPTION AND RSVP PENDING NATIONAL OFFICE] 2. ACT NOW Foundation – Brain Health Awareness Event Wednesday, June 21st, 10:00AM to 3:00PM (Rain Date: June 28th) Lincoln Park, Jersey City, NJ FREE Event and no advanced registration is required. Visit the AARP exhibitor booth to connect with staff/volunteers and get information on the CARE Act in …

— This summer, stay active and engaged with AARP Minnesota.  Join us for a bike ride along the Mississippi or around the Chain of Lakes.  These events are great opportunities to spend some time outdoors, get some exercise, and meet and connect with other AARP members. Ride the River with the National Park Service Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Harriet Island Pavilion 200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55101 Join AARP, the National Park Service and Bike …