— 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 …

— Household budgeting, staying out of debt, saving for college, planning for retirement—Americans face financial challenges at every stage of life. AARP West Virginia is helping Mountain Staters navigate fiscal waters by hosting local events during Money Smart Week for the eighth year in a row. Organized by the Federal Reserve Bank, the multistate campaign promotes financial literacy nationwide, April 22-29. Local businesses, financial institutions, libraries, nonprofit organizations and government agencies get involved in providing financial education presentations and workshops. AARP …

— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 7 p.m. ET Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. ET, …

— Take a virtual tour and learn how to make every room safer. April 12, 2017 7 p.m. ET Are you a family caregiver? If so, don’t miss Home Safe Home, a virtual room-by-room makeover tour on how to make every room in your home safer for loved ones. And stay tuned as caregiving author Sherri Snelling and livable communities expert Karen Kafantaris answer your questions from the studio. What will you learn? Dozens of smart solutions to make any home …

— Fun new way for West Virginians to learn job search skills, family caregiving advice and how to stay safe online. Can you sell yourself to a potential employer in the time it takes to ride an elevator? Take the awkwardness out of the conversation when you’re helping a loved one plan for the future? Keep yourself safe from a hacker or handle the four toughest questions you’ll ever face in an interview? Introducing AARP’s new interactive videos that put you in …

— Locals know Charleston as a place with small-town charm and capital-city attractions such as a symphony orchestra and museums. Now, community leaders are taking steps to make Charleston part of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which, in turn, is part of a World Health Organization effort to help cities prepare for urbanization and rapid aging of the population. The network helps participating communities become great places to live at any age by adopting features such as safe, walkable streets; …

— Making Your Mess Your Message Featuring Dan Gasby with Sherri Snelling February 27, 2017 Special Evening Time 7 p.m. ET Register for our webinar and you could win a copy of the inspiring book “Before I Forget:  Love, Hope, Help & Acceptance in our Fight against Alzheimer’s” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby.* The reality of becoming a family caregiver seen through the eye’s of B. Smith’s husband Lifestyle guru B. Smith and Dan Gasby had it all. They were partners …

— Nearly 40 percent of West Virginians are 50 or older, and AARP will fight for their interests in the legislative session that begins Feb. 8. AARP staff and volunteers on the Capitol Advocacy Team will work with lawmakers throughout the 60-day session to advance legislative priorities such as retirement security; access to affordable, reliable broadband service; caregiving; and home- and community-based services. AARP pressed successfully in 2016 for a state law that improves access to health care in rural areas …

— AARP West Virginia has presented its highest volunteer recognition, the Andrus Award for Community Service, to Danny Gray of Ronceverte. The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service, recognizes volunteers who have made a difference in their communities in ways that support AARP’s mission, vision, and strategic direction and that inspire others to volunteer. The award is named in honor of AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, whose pioneering …