— AARP Foundation this year is again providing free tax assistance and preparation, especially for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the Tax-Aide program. In Michigan, about 1,000 Tax-Aide volunteers help more than 70,000 people each year at over 100 sites across the state. The service starts Feb. 1. The service is free but appointments are required. To find a Tax-Aide site near you, go to this link: https://secure.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free …

— A disaster or emergency situation is a sudden and unplanned event that will happen at the most inopportune time. It’s important for people of all ages to have a plan of action in case of an emergency. But for older Arkansans, there can be different factors to keep in mind when responding to an emergency. Here are some tips to make sure you are ready.   Quiz: Do You Know How to Prepare for a Disaster? (AARP Foundation has answers) …

— Thousands of Louisianans won’t be able to enjoy the holidays at home because they are still recovering from last summer’s devastating flood. Considered one of the worst natural disasters since Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Eastern Seaboard in 2012, the Louisiana flood caused more than $8.7 billion in damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure. About 150,000 homes in 26 parishes were damaged due to flooding. AARP Foundation has donated $1 million to nonprofit organizations that are helping with flood relief efforts. …

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— AARP Foundation provides free tax assistance, preparation, and filing for New Hampshire taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation There are more than 5,000 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers, and senior centers. There’s no fee and no sales pitch for other services.  To find a location in New Hampshire, use our course locator. We also offer online …

— AARP Foundation provides free tax assistance, preparation, and filing for Massachusetts taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation There are more than 5,000 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers, and senior centers. There’s no fee and no sales pitch for other services.  To find a location in New Hampshire, use our course locator. We also offer online Tax-Aide …

— Duquesne University’s SBDC is among 17 community-based organizations selected to receive funds to help older adults build the skills to work for themselves The AARP Foundation has awarded a generous grant to Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center to conduct Work for Yourself@50+℠ workshops in Pittsburgh. This national grant initiative is designed to help vulnerable older adults assess opportunities for self-employment, build skills and connect with resources that will enable them to generate income by working for themselves. The Duquesne University …

— Por Drew Jubera Después de jubilarse en el 2013 de su trabajo como ejecutiva de una comunidad de viviendas para adultos mayores, Mary Fakharian buscó formas de trabajar como voluntaria. Deseaba hacer algo que le permitiera trabajar con personas mayores, además de suponerle un reto mental. Fakharian, de 62 años, residente de Brookhaven, logró realizar ambas metas al ofrecerse como voluntaria para la preparación de declaraciones de impuestos para el programa Tax-Aide, de AARP Foundation. Este servicio gratuito está disponible …

— By Sheila Burke Pam Holcombe spends a good portion of her retirement doing something most people dread: taxes. But for thousands of older residents and others who need help navigating the complex and sometimes grueling tax code, her work offers welcome relief. As Tennessee state coordinator for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, Holcombe leads a small army of volunteers who help people file their taxes. The demand for their service is large and growing. Earlier this year, 394 volunteers in …

— AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older, during the tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for individuals at every level of experience who want to make a difference in someone …

— Americans age 50 and older face choices and pressures unlike those of any other age group – choices few could have prepared for. As the charitable affiliate of AARP, AARP Foundation is working with struggling people 50 and over so they can regain their confidence as good providers and members of their communities. The Foundation focuses on four priorities: hunger, income, housing and isolation. Every year AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling Americans 50+ win back opportunity. We could do nothing without …