— You want to make the most of your future. That’s why AARP is providing free, unbiased information that will help you make smart financial decisions so you can live independently as you age. Join us for Take Charge of Your Financial Future: Back to Basics on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The event will be at the Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and will offer information about AARP’s free resources and online tools, and the chance to hear …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

— By Bonnie Blackburn Linda Dunno, of Fort Wayne, saw her son and daughter-in-law struggle to get her grandson’s wheelchair onto sidewalks with narrow curb cuts. “Just seeing them struggle, trying to get up and down curbs with his little wheelchair” spurred her to action, Dunno said of her grandchild, Cohen Smith, who was born with severe handicaps and died in 2015, at age 5. Dunno’s 93-year-old father, Vernon Medaugh, who lives near her, would like to be able to walk …

—   Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community AARP Indiana is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors older Hoosiers who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Do you know a volunteer age 50+ that is using his or her skills and experience to make a significant difference in your community? Honor his or her dedication, commitment, and creativity with AARP’s …

— AARP Indiana is one of 42 state offices participating in Operation Stop Scams, a series of AARP events across the country in April and May. These events coincide with Money Smart Week, April 22-29, a national campaign to help consumers manage their personal finances more effectively. AARP Indiana is working with police departments, television stations, banks and county governments to host several free shredding events, including one in Evansville on April 21 and five in Indianapolis on April 29. Tax …

— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 7 p.m. ET Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. ET, …

— Take a virtual tour and learn how to make every room safer. April 12, 2017 7 p.m. ET Are you a family caregiver? If so, don’t miss Home Safe Home, a virtual room-by-room makeover tour on how to make every room in your home safer for loved ones. And stay tuned as caregiving author Sherri Snelling and livable communities expert Karen Kafantaris answer your questions from the studio. What will you learn? Dozens of smart solutions to make any home …

— Fun new way for Hoosiers to learn job search skills, family caregiving advice and how to stay safe online. Can you sell yourself to a potential employer in the time it takes to ride an elevator? Take the awkwardness out of the conversation when you’re helping a loved one plan for the future? Keep yourself safe from a hacker or handle the four toughest questions you’ll ever face in an interview? Introducing AARP’s new interactive videos that put you in …

— By Robert Annis The day after his 75th birthday last April, Wayne Payne celebrated by riding his bicycle 75 miles, using the Cardinal Green­way, which runs from Richmond to Marion. “I can’t tell you how many people my age or older I see on the trail,” said Payne, a Muncie resident, who rides it at least four times a week during the warmer months. “I had a quadruple bypass in 1999, and riding a stationary bike was part of my …