— Every day hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Vermont and AARP New Hampshire are bringing together top experts and law enforcement officials from both states to present at a free informational Scam Jam in Fairlee, Vermont, at the Lake Morey Resort. Slated for September 19, the Vermont and New Hampshire Attorneys General will kick off …

— Come visit AARP New Hampshire at the 14th Annual Taste of Downtown Manchester for a night of shopping, strolling, and eating!  During this 3-hour extravaganza, participating downtown restaurants set up sampling stations inside local businesses, and ticket purchasers are free to enjoy the cuisine, browse the local shops, and meet with neighbors! Here are the details: Wednesday, September 13 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Downtown Manchester   Upon purchase of a ticket, you will receive a wristband and a map …

— In the Digital Age, success can hinge on the movement of a mouse and the click of a button! Join AARP for a free interactive 90-minute workshop, Job Search in the Digital Age.  Learn about the newest and best websites and apps for the job search so you can search like a digital champ! Enjoy complimentary light snacks and beverages while you learn important tips about how to network online and get noticed by hiring managers.  Put your best foot …

— Taking care of a loved one isn’t always a walk in the park. Family caregiving means juggling many areas of help—personal, financial, medical, and more. Now you can talk to others dealing with the same issues. AARP’s Caregiving Q&A Webcasts are hosted by Dr. Jean Accius, a nationally recognized expert on aging policy, livable communities and long-term services. Register today to ask questions and learn about the issues important to you. How to Manage the Daily Needs of Your Loved One Tuesday, August …

— Looks what’s coming to New Hampshire in September:   FREE hands-on workshops for those who want to get the most out of their iPads. It’s all part of the AARP TEK program (Technology, Education, Knowledge) with friendly TEK guides available to answer your questions and provide one-on-one help. Choose from four workshops offered on September 6 in Portsmouth ….. and four workshops on September 22 in Concord.  Registration is required.  For any of the eight sessions, you can register by calling …

— Caring for a friend, family member or loved one?  You’re not alone. There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the US and more than 173,000 in New Hampshire, providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. Join us for a free, family caregiving event on September 7 in Portsmouth and September 21 in Nashua.  The facilitator-led roundtable discussion will help you: Discover five key steps to …

— It’s better late than never to prepare for retirement. Whether you’re still working, retired, or preparing for that encore career, AARP’s Take Charge of Your Financial Future Series will offer you real advice on when to claim Social Security, how to protect and grow your investments, and how to stay safe from frauds and scams. Bring a spouse, partner, or friend and join us for three different interactive 90-minute programs.  Register for one, two or all three! Here’s what’s on …

— Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England.  Without even leaving New Hampshire! Oliver! comes to town September 15 through October 1 and AARP members and their guests receive a $10 per Adult ticket discount.  The discounted performances will be held at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street in downtown Manchester.  Performances will be held at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates …

— New Hampshire is an aging state and Granite Staters are living longer and in better health than previous generations.  Aging, work and retirement are not what they once were! To take a look at some outdated views of retirement, of work, and of aging, AARP New Hampshire is holding a provocative program on October 5 – at New Hampshire Institute of Politics – titled Rethinking Retirement. Experts from AARP, Boston College, the business community and others will highlight where we …

— The magic of autumn is on its way, and the Massabesic Audubon is offering two magical events to bring in the season!  Whether you delight in the adventure of the outdoors or prefer the coziness of a heater indoors, there is an opportunity for you.  And AARP members and one guest receive special prices!   Here are the details: The Magic of Migration! Friday, September 22.  Time:  10:00 am to 11:30 am Cost for AARP member and one guest:  $7 …