Tak Yue, left, and Ram Arya enjoy a game of table tennis at the Princeton Senior Resource Center. Photo by Gina LeVay.

— By Aliya S. King Cities and towns around the world are taking steps to make sure they are growing in ways that support older residents. In New Jersey, two communities—Prince­ton and Montclair—have officially joined the global movement to become more age-friendly. When Susan Hoskins, executive director of the Princeton Senior Resource Center, learned about the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, she knew hers should be added to the list. Communities must show progress in several areas, such as walkability and …

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— The holidays aren’t always the happiest time of year – especially if you’re dealing with the stress of being a family caregiver. Or what if, you’re a long-distance caregiver that will return home for the holidays? AARP is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a very special webinar titled, “Caregiving & the Holidays: Signs, Expectations & Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 3pm ET Ruth Drew, who is Director of Family and Information Services at the …

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— Don’t miss out! Register today for the free webinar, “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer.” Join AARP on Thursday, December 1st for a free webinar. “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer” will feature the inspiring true-life story of a dog named Bella who helped her owner, Jean Baur, find a sense of belonging and confidence after being downsized by her job. The webinar airs live at 2 p.m. CT on Thursday, December 1st …

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— Looking for a job but feeling overwhelmed by the countless number of online resources? Get expert tips and advice on how to cut through the clutter and find the job that’s right for you. Don’t miss our free webinar “Navigating Cluttered Job Search Sites,” featuring Jobs Expert Kerry Hannon. 3 p.m. ET/2pm CT, Thursday, November 10. Register HERE Kerry Hannon, AARP’s jobs expert, is an award-winning author and nationally recognized authority on career transitions and retirement. Her latest book is …

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— Catch the world’s leading expert on outsmarting con artist! Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor, and cashed millions in fraudulent checks.  In case you didn’t read the best-selling book…spoiler alert… he got caught and his exploits were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can!  For over 40 years, he has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists.  He is one of the most respected …

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— Do you have health insurance? More New Jerseyans than ever before do. Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) opened the federal insurance marketplace and expanded Medicaid, the uninsured population has decreased significantly across the state. Despite this progress, there are still too many without coverage, and if you are one of them, the time to act is now. Open Enrollment for Marketplace plans offered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is from November 1 – January 31, 2017.  Visit HealthCare.gov, …

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— Frank Abagnale, a security consultant to the FBI for more than 40 years, will offer tips on how to avoid scams at an AARP Fraud Watch Network event at the Ellora in Edison on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Abagnale’s colorful past as a con artist in the 1960s inspired the 2002 movie Catch Me If You Can. He has written three books on fraud and identity theft, and has helped large companies beef up security against cyberattacks. New Jerseyans filed more …

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— Join us for our free webinar “Heart Advice: Family Caregivers in the Heartland” Thursday, October 27th at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT. Be part of an open and honest conversation with Maren Turner and Judy Davis Cole, family caregivers in Kansas. You’ll learn how caregiving has changed in the last few years and how Maren and Judy care for loved ones with strength and grace. They’ll also take your questions live. PLUS, everyone who registers will receive a free stainless …

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— Want to become more warm & natural in job interviews? Don’t miss our fun, out-of-the-box webinar “Improv to Get the Job” THIS Thursday 10/20 at 7pm ET. Skilled improv artists Ellen Ornato-Feldman and Jenny Drescher — who hail from Connecticut — will help you learn how to use improvisation techniques that could help you land your next job! They’ll also take your questions live! PLUS everyone who registers will get a free travel mug! Register now!

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— In 2014, New Jersey became the second state in the nation, following Oklahoma, to support family caregivers with the CARE Act. The law, which became effective on May 12, 2015,  supports the 1.75 million family caregivers in New Jersey as their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. What is the CARE Act? The CARE Act takes three commonsense actions that will make a world of a difference to family caregivers by requiring hospitals to: Identify a designated …