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— Join us for a free and interactive drum circle at the Beatitudes Church in Glendale on Tuesday, July 26th from 6 to 7:30 p.m.! Drum circles have been around since ancient times, with strong roots in African and Native American cultures. Now the therapeutic benefits of beating drums and creating rhythms are reaching broader audiences.  Drumming helps connect the world of music and rhythm with wellness and well-being. Drumming has proven not only to reduce stress but to boost the …

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— AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Arizona Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Arizonans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “We are excited to be seeking nominations for the 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service in Arizona. We are thrilled to shine a light on 50+ Arizonans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Dana …

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— If you’re a 50+ job seeker, what’s the first thing you should do? Don’t miss our interactive webinar “Target, Conquer & Focus: Getting Back to Work” Tuesday, June 14th at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT!  Holly Brack — National Program Coordinator at AARP Foundation with over 20 years of experience teaching job search skills — will help you learn how to target your job search, conquer the job application, focus on yourself and stay strong. She’ll be joined by Back to …

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— Join us for a free and interactive drum circle at the Beatitudes Church in Glendale on Tuesday, June 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.! Drum circles have been around since ancient times, with strong roots in African and Native American cultures. Now the therapeutic benefits of beating drums and creating rhythms are reaching broader audiences.  Drumming helps connect the world of music and rhythm with wellness and well-being. Drumming has proven not only to reduce stress but to boost the …

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— Join us for a fun and informative evening of wine tasting on Sat., June 18 from 6 to 8 pm hosted by AARP Phoenix and My Wine Cellar! This event will include a flight of four different wines as well as an assortment of cheese, meats and breads. My Wine Cellar is located at 5030 E. Warner Road, Suite 1 & 2, in Phoenix. This is a FREE event but registration is requested.  To register, click here!

— Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care. Join SingFit Co-Founder Andy Tubman, a music therapist who is an expert on music and the brain, for a free interactive webinar presented by AARP titled, “Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers.” …

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— From finding a job to making the most of your work day, AARP will present free a webinar titled Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers: The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker,”  Tuesday May 10th. Sharon Emek, Founder and CEO of Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) and former professor at Rutgers, will give you tips on teleworking, help you avoid work-from-home scams and find reputable employers who are hiring teleworkers. She’ll be joined by AARP North Carolina volunteer Stan C. …

Retired nurse-practitioner Hope Busto-Keyes of Tucson works to conserve energy in small and big ways. She’s always been into conservation and a nature lover.  Here, she walks in nature near her home.   Photo by Chis Hinkle

— By Miriam Davidson Retired nurse practitioner Hope Busto-Keyes believes in conserving energy. “I jumped on the bandwagon in the ’70s,” the Tucson resident said. “Turning the lights off, and little things like that.” Last year, as a customer of Tucson Electric Power (TEP), Busto-Keyes, 63, wrote a letter to the Arizona Corporation Commission, the state board that regulates utility companies, urging commissioners to support TEP’s plans for energy efficiency standards and customer rebate programs. Now, Busto-Keyes and other advocates worry …

StandOutFromtheCrowd_SocialMedia_Steve Debenport

— When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here.     …

RefuelYourCaregivingTank Social Media Cathy Yeulet

— Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details.     [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]