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— 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 …

Jim Gonzales, left, an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer, recommended the free tax-preparation service to Ray Jimenez, of Taylor

— Did you know? AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. AARP Foundation and AARP Massachusetts are looking to expand our team of volunteers for the 2017 tax season by recruiting volunteers. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program 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 …

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— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service 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 …

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— One day. Four locations. 70 volunteers. Thousands of Oklahomans served. Across our state on Monday, September 12, 2016 in McAlester, Oklahoma City, Shawnee and Tulsa, AARP volunteers and staff focused on Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope. AARP volunteers helped bag 15,366 pounds of food, packed 9,300 meals, 300 snack kits, bagged cherries and organized pallets of food  in our community food banks during AARP’s 15th Annual Day of Service. If you want to see what #CreateTheGood looks like- look no further. We’ve captured …

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— Survey by AARP Foundation ElderWatch Finds Four-out-of-Five Colorado Adults Have Donated to Charity, but only about Half are Properly Vetting Before Giving DENVER, CO –A recent survey by AARP Foundation ElderWatch found that close to 80 percent of Colorado adults ages 18 and older made a charitable donation in the last twelve months. Though many are giving, the survey also found that most consumers don’t know how to verify a charity’s legitimacy. “I encourage the many generous people in our …

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— Did you receive a call from a “government” agency or other official-sounding entity claiming that you have qualified to receive a “free grant” to help pay your bills? Did the caller tell you that your application for a grant is guaranteed to be accepted, and you’ll never have to pay the money back? Does this scenario sound too good to be true? It is! These “money-for-nothing” grant offers are scams designed to steal your personal information and your cash. Here’s …

Paul Thieroff, an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer, helps  residents file their returns. Photo by Clay Lomneth

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation program and we’re recruiting volunteers in Nevada to assist in the 2017 tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS and all volunteers interested in preparing taxes will receive training on the latest tax preparation forms and software prior to working with taxpayers. Prior tax prep experience is not required. Volunteers are needed for a broad range of roles from on-site greeters to …

Bonnie Jackson gives a Fraud Watch presentation at The Terraces of Phoenix. Photo by Jill McNamara.

— By Miriam Davidson Bonnie Jackson, an AARP community educator, remembered the time she gave her “best ever” presentation at the Coolidge Public Library. Turnout was low, but she was not discouraged. “There were six people, all female,” recalled Jackson, 68, a retired junior high school teacher from Peoria. She gave a talk on the AARP Foundation Finances 50+ program, about ways to manage personal finances. “We had a wonderful discussion,” she said. “Halfway through the two-hour session, I asked if …

Bonnie Jackson da una presentación de Red Contra el Fraude en The Terraces de Phoenix. Foto - Jill McNamara

— por Miriam Davidson Bonnie Jackson, educadora comunitaria de AARP, recordó el momento en que dio su “mejor presentación hasta el momento” en la biblioteca pública de Coolidge. La asistencia fue baja, pero ella no se desanimó. “Había seis personas, todas mujeres”, recuerda Jackson, de 68 años, una maestra de secundaria jubilada de Peoria. Ella dio una charla sobre el programa Finances 50+ de AARP Foundation, (en inglés) sobre los métodos para administrar las finanzas personales. “Tuvimos una charla maravillosa”, nos …

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— Greetings one and all… I hope you and yours enjoyed a lovely Memorial Day weekend. The holiday heralds the coming of summer and the many activities associated with the season—outdoor adventures, fun in the sun, and excursions. As the Caregiving Ambassador for AARP Colorado, I enjoy traveling throughout Colorado during the summer months to present educational programs in various and sundry places. It matters not where I travel, caregiving is a common concern for both professional caregivers and family caregivers. …