— 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 …

— 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 …

— At AARP, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. President Trump repeatedly said during his 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 to follow the …

— Making Your Mess Your Message Featuring Dan Gasby with Sherri Snelling February 27, 2017 Special Evening Time 7 p.m. ET 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 in …

— Free Webinar: Demystifying Medical Apps & Wearable Health Devices Featuring Leslie Saxon, M.D. January 30, 2017 2 p.m. ET 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 …

— 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 11 a.m. ET 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 …

— In many urban and rural areas, it isn’t always easy to buy fresh, healthy food. The AARP state office is part of the Indiana Healthy Food Access Coalition, which aims to make it easy to buy fresh fruits and vegetables and whole-grain products in every neighborhood. The coalition is encouraging state legislators to set up a program that would use financial incentives such as tax credits, loans and grants to attract supermarkets and other healthy food retailers to underserved areas. …

— Linda Dunno of Fort Wayne has been selected by AARP Indiana to receive the 2016 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service.  This award, which is named after AARP’s founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, is AARP’s most prestigious volunteer tribute that recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. Dunno was presented with the award at AARP Indiana’s annual volunteer celebration in Indianapolis. “Linda is a passionate professional whose tireless work has …

— By Diana Lamirand It’s called “dumping.” Indiana Adult Protective Services (APS) investigator Jerry Kiefer says he hates to do it, but some situations leave him with little choice. Kiefer recalled one case in which he needed to “dump” a 100-year-old woman in a hospital following the arrest of her caretaker nephew on drug charges. Before the arrest, Kiefer said, the nephew took the woman—a successful former L.S. Ayres model—to the cleaners. “She had a lot of money. He ‘took care …

— AARP Indiana and the Institute for Working Families have teamed up on this spotlight on low-income working Hoosiers age 50+. Picture an older Hoosier and you may call to mind a relaxed retiree swinging a nine iron on the golf course. However, this image does not represent the reality for the many Hoosiers age 50+ who work and/or experience financial insecurity in their later years. Even among adults who hit the traditional retirement age of 65, nearly a third continue to work …