— The IMPROVE Act, a policy proposed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, has passed the state legislature. This bill, which became law on July 1, 2017, will have a significant impact on the entire state. The main premise behind the IMPROVE Act is to generate funding for transportation infrastructure projects, many of which are critical to the viability of rural communities across the state. To pay for these infrastructure projects, the IMPROVE Act will raise the gas tax by two cents …

— By Hollie Deese Dennis Valade brought three carafes of coffee. The Krispy Kreme store donated two dozen doughnuts. And the police provided valuable information on local crime, including recent scams targeting older people. The “Coffee with a Cop” meeting on a rainy day in February drew 40 people to the doughnut shop on the east side of Chattanooga. The event, which AARP Tennessee helped set up, provided some crime-fighting tips. Attendees also heard about the AARP Fraud Watch Network and …

— Please plan to join us for a special event on July 13 as we discuss how to embrace aging. AARP is sponsoring this exclusive forum will connect individuals and families to community resources. This conference will offer a look at tomorrow’s possibilities in the financial, health, home and social areas of aging. Embrace Aging Forum Thursday, July 13 | 8:30a – 3:30p Embassy Suites 2321 Lifestyle Way Chattanooga, TN 37421 (Map It) *Registration includes continental breakfast and boxed lunch. For …

— Join us for AARP Weekend at Chaffin’s Barn! Come out and see us at Chaffin’s Barn for a performance of the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act on June 10th and June 11th. It’s AARP Weekend – members and their guests will receive a 25% discount on admission, which includes a buffet meal and the show. These shows are sure to sell out, so don’t miss the fun! Reservations are required, so reserve your place for AARP Weekend >> Your special …

— Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. AARP Fraud Watch Network is hosting Operation: Stop Scams events across the nation to help Americans protect themselves and their family. We’re planning to help you fight back against fraud with several events right here in Tennessee. Whether it’s a community panel discussions, special presentation or a free shredding event, check out the list below for activities planned in your area. Operation: Stop Scams Event …

— Are you up for a challenge? AARP Foundation is leading a Summer of Service to Seniors — and the next stop is Memphis! For a startling number of older adults, poverty is a fact of life that threatens to put the American Dream out of reach. More than 10 million adults 50 and older live below the poverty line. This summer, AARP Foundation is traveling across the country to pack 3 million meals for older adults in need. Meal Pack …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

— AARP Tennessee Seeks Nominees for 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service Winner to receive $5,000 for charity of their choice AARP Tennessee is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors state residents, 50 and older, who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Tennessee is excited to shine a light on 50+ residents who are using what they’ve learned to make a difference in the …

— There’s a lot to see and do in Nashville, but getting around is not so easy for residents who no longer drive. That’s why AARP Tennessee has joined a coalition developing Senior Ride Nashville, an assisted ride service that will provide affordable transportation for residents 60 and older. Clients will pay a small annual membership fee and prepay for low-cost rides. Senior Ride Nashville needs volunteer drivers who will receive training in time for the program’s midyear launch. In addition …

— Contact your elected officials through Facebook Town Hall. Did you know Facebook offers a feature called Town Hall? It’s a quick and super easy way to get in touch with your local, state and federal officials. Now, instead of saving contact info online, you can simply open the Facebook app on your smartphone! If you’re using the Facebook app, simply follow the instructions below. If you’re on a desktop or laptop computer, the process is similar (difference noted below). When …