— A November 14, 2017 news release from Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald offers the following information.  This is being reprinted with permission. Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald today announced that New Hampshire residents who were deceived into sending payments to scammers using Western Union’s wire transfer service may now apply for compensation from a $586 million fund administered by the US Department of Justice’s Victim Asset Recovery Program. This fund is related to a multi-state settlement with the New Hampshire …

— What follows is a news release from New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, dated November 13, reprinted with permission. Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces a settlement between 24 states, including New Hampshire, and VietNow National Headquarters, Inc., an Illinois nonprofit corporation, resulting in the organization’s dissolution. The settlement resolves allegations that VietNow misrepresented its charitable programs to donors.  A receiver will be appointed to dissolve the organization.  The settlement includes an injunction order against VietNow’s directors and officers and …

— Vehicles that get damaged in floods and hurricanes can be shipped across the country to be re-sold to unknowing consumers. If you are in the market for a used car, look for signs of flooding, such as water stains or fogged headlights and taillights. If you smell mildew, walk away. Do you smell disinfectant? It may be a sign of a mold cover-up. You can also check the vehicle’s history by typing the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) into a free …

— AARP New Hampshire honored volunteers at a celebratory luncheon held today at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester.  The most prestigious volunteer award, the Andrus Award for Community Service, was presented to John Larrabee, a respected leader in his community of Eastman. Others honored were Andrus Award finalists; Driver Safety, Tax-Aide and Advocacy Volunteers of the Year; Retired Educator of the Year; and Community Partner of the Year. The Andrus Award for Community Service, named after AARP’s founder …

— AARP’s recent survey shows that positive emotions far outweigh negative emotions for both family caregivers and care recipients. Family caregivers report more positive emotions despite half feeling stressed or worried and care recipients report more positive emotions despite 6 out of 10 feeling less independent. The survey also found that family caregivers who felt more prepared to take on their role were more likely to report positive emotions than negative. “Changing roles can be difficult to navigate within families, especially …

— New Hampshire is one of the oldest states in the country and there’s a lot of work to do to serve AARP members, their families, and the general public.  That’s why AARP New Hampshire is recruiting volunteer activists from across the state to work on a variety of legislative issues – throughout 2018 and beyond – and become a member of our Capital City Task Force. The Capital City Task Force is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers interested …

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— Meet John Larrabee. John is a retired educator, environmentalist, master woodworker, self-proclaimed “beer snob,” and the recipient of AARP New Hampshire’s 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, our most prestigious volunteer award that recognizes an individual 50 years or older who has made an impact on their community through volunteerism and inspiring others. More than that, John Larrabee is the inter-generational example that the Granite State needs. Born in 1946 to an engineer father and a stay-at-home mother, John spent …

— When it comes to services that help people age in place, the Granite State ranks near the bottom of the pack. About 95 percent of New Hampshire residents say they want to continue to live in their own homes, not move to a nursing home. But a recent scorecard shows New Hampshire ranks 47th among the states and the District of Columbia in the percentage of Medicaid long-term care dollars dedicated to home- and community-based services. AARP is recruiting volunteer …

— Medicare Annual Enrollment runs through December 7, and it’s a banner time for Medicare fraud. Beware of ads that promise medical equipment covered 100% by Medicare. Medicare only covers durable medical equipment that is medically necessary with a doctor’s prescription. Scammers are also taking advantage of the upcoming issuance of new Medicare cards – ones without your Social Security number on them. You don’t have to pay for the new card, which will start rolling out in April.  Don’t share …

— Join us online for free webinars, interactive videos, live chats and more AARP’s Online Family Caregiving Fair is Thursday, November 16, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET As a child, your parents provided the care. Now the roles are changing. If you’re one of over 40 million adults in the U.S. who provide unpaid care to a family member — or a first-time caregiver looking for helpful tips and advice, the AARP Online Family Caregiving Fair will help you make …