— Join us on September 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm ET for Part 1 of AARP’s Interactive Social Security Webinar as we explore each of the five most asked about (and often misunderstood) Social Security topics—including applying for benefits, survivor benefits, spousal benefits, the earnings limit, and benefits for married couples. Plus, you can ask specific questions for the experts to answer using our interactive Q&A tool. We’ll also introduce you to AARP’s easy-to-use online tools, including our Benefits Calculator and a …

— 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 …

— Every year and every legislative session is critical to achieving the AARP mission – to champion positive social change in order to enhance the quality of life for all as we age. This year’s session of the Tennessee General Assembly, however, was one of the best ever. The 2017 legislative session included landmark legislation, key victories for people 50+ and their families, and critical support for our veterans and most vulnerable citizens. Among the issues tackled during the 2017 were …

—     Did you know that Tennessee ranks among the top states in the entire U.S. for AARP volunteers?  We truly are the Volunteer State! Members and friends are working with us statewide to make our communities more livable for people of all ages, provide resources for folks caring for loved ones and raise awareness about fraud and scams.  Below, you’ll find even more ways to help! CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES   If you have questions email the AARP Tennessee Volunteer Support Team: Tnvolunteer@aarp.org Fraud …

— By Alan Marx, AARP Tennessee Consumer Watchdog Mortgage service companies process and apply payments from mortgage borrowers, communicate payment information to those borrowers, manage escrow accounts, and maintain loan balance information. The companies provide other services for borrowers in connection with their mortgage, which may include tracking the interest rates on adjustable rate mortgages, using escrow funds to pay the taxes and insurance owed, negotiating mortgage modifications and workouts, and, if necessary, conducting or overseeing foreclosures. They may also engage …

— Learn simple steps to increase your online security Are you an easy target for online hackers or scammers? By learning some simple steps to secure your phone, increase your online safety and recognize scams, you reduce your risk of becoming the next victim. That’s why it’s a smart move to attend AARP’s Online Safety Workshop. In this live, one-hour online event, you’ll be guided by your workshop host as you learn the latest in online safety. You’ll also learn about …

— Tennessee Veterans Need Your Help! We are grateful for the men and women who serve our country, but what happens when their military service ends? The transition from active duty to the workforce can be very difficult. In fact, more than 21,000 Tennessee veterans are unemployed and 1 in 5 veterans are homeless. Join us in supporting veterans as they transition from combat boots to business suits. We’ve partnered with Operation Stand Down to collect some much-needed items to help …

— Join us in Clarksville, Tennessee, from September 13 – 16, 2017,  to celebrate the service and sacrifice of veterans from across the years, miles and conflicts.  This is a time of reflection, remembrance and reunion. Welcome Home, powered by AARP is a four-day event that offers something for everyone! From guest speakers to the American Traveling Tribute Wall and the 3rd Annual Welcome Home Parade, this will be a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new friends and be …

— By Alan Marx, AARP Tennessee Consumer Watchdog Have you ever received a pop-up message on your computer or a telephone call warning that your computer is infected? If not, consider your-self lucky. These messages are common. They imply that they are from a legitimate high tech company, such as Microsoft, and they warn you of an imminent disaster to your computer. You are told to take immediate action to address the problem, specifically by calling a toll-free telephone number. How …

— Learn how to create a family plan and find the support you need You may care for someone full time, 24/7. Or you may help someone with driving or grocery shopping a couple times a week. Either way, you’re a caregiver. And AARP’s caregiving expert, Amy Goyer, is here to guide you on your journey during the Online CAREversations Workshop. It’s a live, interactive event, so it’s the perfect way for busy people like you to access expert advice, interact …