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— AARP would like to connect with members and other New Jerseyans age 50-plus at community events with discount admission this fall. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is offering AARP members and their guests a 20 percent discount to Salsapalooza on Sept. 24 and Buena Vista Social Club on Oct. 15. You can also get to know AARP at the New York Jets-Los Angeles Rams game on Nov. 13, where tickets for members and guests are up to 35 percent …

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— Joys and Challenges Facing Military Caregivers featuring MG Antonio M. Taguba, USA (Ret.) and Meg Kabat, Department of Veterans Affairs Thursday, September 8th 2pm ET/1pm CT REGISTER HERE After his parents became ill, Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba and his siblings found themselves unprepared to care for them. Faced with tough decisions about health and finances, they found a way to care for their parents the best they could. Join Major General Taguba and Meg Kabat, National Director, Caregiver Support …

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— Unstuck! Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver With Humor featuring Peter Rosenberger Thursday, August 25th  7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT Listen up family caregivers: humor is an expression of a healthy heart — not a defense mechanism! After more than 30 years as a family caregiver for his wife, Gracie, including 78 operations, 60 doctors in 12 hospitals and $9 million in medical bills, Peter Rosenberger has learned: it’s OK to laugh! Join him for this free online event …

— LOCAL OFFERINGS MEAN LOCAL FUN! AARP NJ has teamed up with the NY Jets and with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) to provide AARP members with unique opportunities to meet, mingle, and learn about how AARP NJ is at work in their local communities! The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and represents an artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of …

Virtual Job Fair

— AARP EXPANDS RESOURCES FOR EXPERIENCED WORKERS THROUGH ONLINE CAREER FAIR As part of a long-standing commitment to provide information, tools and programs to help workers 50-plus take the next step no matter where they are in their career journey, AARP is hosting a Virtual Career Fair on September 20th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET. This live online event provides the 50+ with the opportunity to recharge their job search, and connect with local and national employers – all from …

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— Interview skills can always be improved and practiced, so don’t miss out and go into your next interview cold! AARP wants to help you by taking you behind the scenes of an interview, and help you learn what questions to ask, and what questions to avoid. Don’t miss our interactive  webinar “Interview Intel: Behind the Scenes Advice to Win Your Job” featuring AARP Jobs expert Kerry Hannon  Tuesday August 9th at 3PM ET/ 2PM CT. Be sure to Register NOW! …

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— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

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— By Christina Hernandez Sherwood When Elaine Eldred’s husband, Arthur, experienced multiple health crises leading to a diagnosis of Lewy body dementia, she spent four years as his primary home caregiver. Eldred, a retired nurse with 50 years of experience, would drive her husband to doctor visits, bathe him, and handle the shopping and meal preparation. “I understand how caregivers get burned out,” said Eldred, of Lumberton, whose husband died in 2014. “I experienced that myself.” Eldred sought respite from certified …

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— On behalf of our 1.3 million members in New Jersey, AARP supports proposals to increase the personal income tax pension and retirement income exclusion fivefold over three years. An income tax cut for retirees will help those who have lived and raised their families in New Jersey stay in New Jersey in their retirement years by allowing our middle class retirees to keep more of their hard-earned and hard-saved money to spend on goods and services throughout our state, supporting …