The Smart Driver course made Belinda Jackson, of Willingboro, a better motorist. Photo by Steve Boyle

By Aliya S. King When it comes to driving, Belinda Jackson was a late bloomer. “My friends began driving as soon as they could,” Jackson said. “I had so many friends with cars that I had no incentive to learn to drive.” At 23, she decided to get her license, and more than 30 years later, Jackson remained confident in her driving skills. But she decided to take the online version of the AARP Smart Driver course to save money …

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  On a free public network or even at home, using public Wi-Fi means you’re potentially sharing your credit card numbers, passwords and other personal information with the world, leaving yourself vulnerable to criminals.  With cybercrime costing Americans $800 million last year, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is urging you to Watch Your Wi-Fi.  A new video from AARP highlights the risks. How It Works: You connect to free public Wi-Fi at the gym, a hotel or maybe a coffee …

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When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here. [Photo credit: …

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As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP New Jersey is sponsoring “Shred Fest 2016” – a pair of local NJ events to provide free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records. The Shred Fest events will be held on Friday, April 22nd in Harrison and Saturday, April 23rd in Trenton. These two events kick off dozens of Shred Fest 2016 events scheduled for communities nationwide, during Money Smart Week® …

May 11th, 2016: Join AARP NJ and St. Mary’s Hospital for our Family Caregivers’ Fun, Food & Facts Fair Location: St. Mary’s General Hospital 350 Boulevard Passaic, NJ 07055 Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm – Presentations & Q&A 1:30pm to 2:30pm – Resource Fair Description: Learn about how the CARE Act benefits you and your family. Learn about resources that are available to help make your life as a caregiver a little easier while enjoying lunch with us and having fun! …

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Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]

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You’re Invited to Our Virtual Viewing Party: Staying Competitive with Work & Jobs! Register and watch our online lessons on your computer or mobile device. As a thank you, everyone who registers will receive a free stainless steel travel mug! Watch the videos – which will teach you how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, YouTube and more to stay competitive in the job market.  You can take a short quiz for a chance to win our grand prize – a $250 …

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This important law benefits family caregivers in NJ and their loved ones. Find out how to request a free wallet card. Also, learn about NJ Municipal Earned Sick Days Laws! Over 1.7 million New Jersey residents are caring for an aging parent or loved one, helping them to live independently in their own homes.  These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act takes some common sense steps that will make a world of difference …

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Over fifty years ago, AARP was founded with the motto, “To serve, not to be served.” Today, that motto is still at the heart of AARP’s work in NJ and across the nation. April is national volunteers month, and AARP NJ would like to thank the over 300 hundred AARP NJ volunteers who give their time, passion, and expertise to drive our mission and lead positive social change in their communities every day across the Garden State. One way AARP …

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AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” has shaped the AARP community service efforts at the national, state, and local levels. Each year, AARP honors the legacy of Dr. Andrus with the AARP New Jersey Andrus Award for Community Service. The Andrus Award is AARP’s most-prestigious volunteer tribute, which recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents, and skills to enrich the lives …