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Risk of Hunger Looms Over 1 in 6 Older Residents

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Florida | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources By Susannah Nesmith Bernardo and Fabiola Hernandez went to Unidad of Miami Beach, a community-based service organization, looking for help. Fabiola, 70, clutched a folder of documents that showed she and her husband receive only $51 a month in food stamps. A printout listed their combined monthly Social Security benefits of just $1,317. But the most critical evidence of their need was their doctor’s warning: They were both anemic. “We only eat meat once a month,” said Bernardo, 73. “After …

Dolphins Team Up to Help Those in Need

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Florida | Local Resources | Volunteering Floridians now have another reason to root for the Miami Dolphins: The NFL team is working with the AARP state office and AARP Foundation to help older South Floridians in need. The collaborative effort focuses on the foundation’s four priority issues—hunger, isolation, income and housing. Volunteers gather once a month on a Saturday, and quarterly for larger community service events. In September, AARP staff and volunteers teamed up with Dolphins fans to pack 1 million meals for hungry South Florida …

Outsmarting Investment Fraud

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Events | Kansas | Money & Work | Press AARP Kansas invites you to attend an interactive and dynamic workshop on outsmarting investment fraud.  The workshop will also provide ways to protect your hard-earned nest egg.  Experts from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and AARP Foundation will be on hand to walk you through ways to protect your investments and ways to prevent becoming a victim of investment-related scams. Refreshments will be provided and no products will be sold or promoted. The first event will be on Wednesday, …

Workshops Address Money Worries

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work | New Hampshire Wish you had a trusted coach to help you manage money better and figure out when you’ll be able to retire? A free workshop, AARP Foundation Finances 50+, will play that role for some New Hampshire residents in October. Participants at previous workshops have reported benefits such as prioritizing debt payments, avoiding unnecessary fees and even worrying less about money. Volunteer instructor Diane Vince isn’t surprised. “I think about financial security or financial planning as being as important as people’s …

Changes to the Property Tax Fairness Credit May Impact You

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Home & Family | Local Resources | Maine CHANGES TO THE PROPERTY TAX FAIRNESS CREDIT MAY IMPACT YOU   Are you a low to moderate income individual? Do you pay a significant amount of your income for rent and/or property tax? If so, 2014 changes to the state of Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit may impact you.   You may receive a larger credit than you received last year, may receive a credit even if you were not eligible last year and, in some instances, no longer be eligible …

Double Up Food Bucks program stretches food dollars in 3 Michigan cities

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family | Michigan | Money & Work AARP Foundation is teaming up with Fair Food Network to spread the word about Fair Food Network’s statewide SNAP incentive program, Double Up Food Bucks. Through a volunteer effort in grocery stores in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Battle Creek, we aim to increase participation in Double Up—especially among older adults.  Through volunteer outreach and nutrition education in in grocery stores, AARP Foundation volunteers will encourage older adults who use the Bridge card to enroll in Double Up Food bucks. This …