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— Valentines Day is a time when people show feelings of love, affection and friendship. The story you are about to read is the real reason this romantic celebration is so touching to so many of us. We hope you enjoy reading this letter sent by one of our members. To whom it may concern at AARP:  I am writing to tell you about my wife of 13 years, Louise Picco-Branney. This is a second marriage for both of us. I …

— In 20 minutes, you’ll learn what digital skills you need to improve to compete in today’s workforce.     Workers 50+ are reinventing their careers. That’s why we created the AARP Work & Jobs Digital Skills Inventory. This free online tool will help you identify the digital skills you need to find a new job or excel in the one you already have. Try it now. www.aarp.org/skillsinventory You might discover that you know more than you think. Whether you’re fine-tuning your Microsoft …

— Making Your Mess Your Message Featuring Dan Gasby with Sherri Snelling February 27, 2017 Special Evening Time 5 p.m. MT Register for our webinar and you could win a copy of the inspiring book “Before I Forget:  Love, Hope, Help & Acceptance in our Fight against Alzheimer’s” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby.* The reality of becoming a family caregiver seen through the eye’s of B. Smith’s husband Lifestyle guru B. Smith and Dan Gasby had it all. They were partners …

— AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Arizonans who have paid into the program their entire working lives.   Congressional proposals to change Medicare into a voucher system would dramatically increase health care costs and risks for both current and future retirees.  Over the next few weeks, AARP staff and volunteers will meet with members of Congress to underscore that this proposal would put Arizona …

— Free Webinar: Demystifying Medical Apps & Wearable Health Devices Featuring Leslie Saxon, M.D. January 30, 2017 12 p.m. MT Register for this webinar for a chance to win a $500 gift card* With more than 165,000 medical health apps and 12,000 wearable health-tracking devices on the market, how can you tell which ones are best for you? Join Dr. Leslie Saxon as she shares what to look for in a trustworthy medical app and how to maximize your health through wearable …

— TUCSON, Arizona – On January 24, 2017, AARP presented to Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and the City of Tucson Council the official designation of the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities.  As the 122nd community in the U.S. and first in Arizona to sign on to the network, Tucson’s civic leaders will have access to global resources and information on age-friendly best practices, models of assessment and implementation, and the experiences of towns and cities around the world. The network helps participating …

— Are you looking for a part-time job? AARP can connect you with employers who are looking for workers aged 50+. Register today for our free Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work, Thursday, January 26th. It’s a live, online event starting at 8 a.m. PT where you can upload a résumé, chat with hiring employers, and get tips to help you find a part-time job! You’ll have access to interactive webinar hosted by hiring employers and be able to play online games that …

— Arizona has a shortage of physicians, especially in rural areas, but a new law aims to ease that problem. Supported by AARP, the law enrolls Arizona in the Interstate Licensure Compact, which provides a streamlined process allowing qualified physicians to become licensed in multiple states. The compact reduces redundant paperwork, making it easier for out-of-state physicians to treat patients in Arizona. In addition, the law allows physicians to provide care via telemedicine, and enhances states’ ability to share investigative and …

— By Ford Burkhart Before the sun peeks over Mingus Mountain, Ron Brinkman begins a five-mile stroll on his favorite multiuse path in northern Arizona. Neighbors young and old run by or pass him on bicycles. “The air is cool and clean, just right for morning walks,” said Brinkman, 70, a former oil company employee. As chair of AARP Yavapai Volunteers in the county that includes Prescott, Brinkman supported the effort to create the pathways in his town, Prescott Valley. It’s …

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— The holidays aren’t always the happiest time of year – especially if you’re dealing with the stress of being a family caregiver. Or what if, you’re a long-distance caregiver that will return home for the holidays? AARP is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a very special webinar titled, “Caregiving & the Holidays: Signs, Expectations & Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 3pm ET/2 pm CT/1pm MT Ruth Drew, who is Director of Family and Information …