— Take some steps toward better health with the new walking group in Montgomery, sponsored by AARP. This group will walk each Tuesday and Thursday at Ida Belle Young Park, 5400 Vaughn Road, beginning May 2 at 7 a.m. Participants will receive pedometers, special t-shirts and other incentives. This unique 24 acre park is home to a sight-impaired playground, picnic shelter with restroom, tennis courts and a walking trail. The park is intersected by a stream which is bordered by natural plant …

— As part of AARP’s Operation Stop Scams, AARP Alabama is teaming up with the Montgomery Clean City Commission, MAX Credit Union, and WSFA for a FREE public Shred-A-Thon on Friday, April 21 from 7 AM to 1 PM at Garrett Coliseum South Parking Lot. The shred even is free, but we are asking the public to consider bringing a non-perishable food donation to benefit the Montgomery Area Food Bank. Bring up to three bags or file boxes of unwanted personal …

— AARP Alabama is teaming up with the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, WPMI Local 15, and the Mobile Bay Bears for a FREE public Shred-A-Thon on Saturday, April 22 from 9 AM to 1 PM at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile. Bring up to three bags or file boxes of documents to be shredded on-site by Shred-it. Fraud and identity theft is a multi-billion dollar crime in the U.S. One of the best ways to protect yourself is by shredding …

— Bicycling is a great way to get exercise and to see a city. Zyp BikeShare makes that even more appealing in Birmingham by offering a discount to AARP members. The company has 400 bicycles throughout the metro area, which are available to members for short-term use. About 100 of the bikes have an electric feature that makes pedaling easier. Annual memberships, usually $75 a year, are $65 for AARP members. Membership gives riders daily use of bikes for up to …

— Bicycling is a great way to get exercise and to see a city. Zyp BikeShare makes that even more appealing in Birmingham by offering a discount to AARP members. The company has 400 bicycles throughout the metro area, which are available to members for short-term use. About 100 of the bikes have an electric feature that makes pedaling easier. Annual memberships, usually $75 a year, are $65 for AARP members. Membership gives riders daily use of bikes for up to …

— Melba Moore is a Tony Award–winning actress and Grammy-nominated singer, and at 71, she is not standing still. She’s touring nationwide and bringing her one-woman show, Still Standing, to Alabama for four nights. The 90-minute show includes her greatest hits, as well as gospel, jazz, blues, opera and Broadway. AARP members and guests can see a performance at a discounted ticket price of $10. Dates are Saturday, March 25, Birmingham; Sunday, March 26, Gadsden; Saturday, April 1, Mobile; and Saturday, …

— At AARP, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. Thankfully, President Trump repeatedly said during his historic campaign that he would not allow changes to this popular program. “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare,” he told voters. “You made a deal a long time ago. “ Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting on Congress …

— The Area Agency on Aging in Mobile is offering training and assistance to caregivers through their Caregiver College on Wednesday, January 18 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. This FREE class for caregivers will be held at the GM & O Building, 110 Beauregard St., Second Floor Training Room, Mobile, AL 36604. To register, call 251-433-6541 or 1-800-AGE-LINE, or e-mail Della Sanchez at dellasanchez@sarpc.org. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited, so please make your reservation soon. Among the topics …

— The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) in Montgomery is offering AARP members and their guests a 15 percent discount on tickets every Saturday night during the 2016-17 season. The shows include A Christmas Carol, Because of Winn-Dixie, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Sherlock Holmes, Dauphin Island, The Tempest and Mary Poppins. Created in 1972, ASF is the largest professional, producing theater in Alabama. The discount applies only to orchestra seating at evening performances, which start at 7:30. Use code SAVE15 to …

— Alabama is encouraging people of all ages to step up to the starting line on Saturday, Nov. 12, for a 5K race and one-mile fun run/walk in Ensley, a Birmingham neighborhood. The events are organized by Black People Run, Bike & Swim and cosponsored by the AARP state office. The 5K race costs $35 per person and begins at 8 a.m. The fun run/walk is $20 per person and begins at 9 a.m. Participants will gather at the Bethesda Life …