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Healthy Foods for Those Needing Assistance

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources Putting meals on the table is hard for people who don’t have enough cash to buy groceries on a regular basis. Getting the fresh fruits and vegetables they need for good health is even more of a challenge. With a federal grant plus a contribution from UnitedHealthcare, AARP Foundation is launching a program to encourage Mississippians who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to buy fresh produce at select Kroger’s stores and farmers markets. About 22 percent …

What you know is what they need — Isn’t it time to Mentor Up?

Posted on 08/17/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering This week on Real Life, you’ll learn about Mentor Up – a program where young people help older adults stay connected and adjust to the many challenges they face in today’s changing world. Between health concerns, economic problems and seemingly daily advances in technology, this is not the world that many older adults—grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, even parents– thought they’d be living in at this point in their lives. The skills you have–in particular your technology skills–are skills the older …

Refresh Your Skills at a Smart Driver Class

Posted on 07/13/2015 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Driver Safety | Events Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day. AARP’s Smart Driver Course will help reduce your chances of receiving a traffic violation, getting into an accident, or becoming injured. Anyone can benefit from a refresher course that helps them stay current with driving laws and new technology! The classroom course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so …

Learn Smart Money Habits

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work AARP New Hampshire is offering a money management workshop in Concord to help people who are worried about mounting debt, poor credit or lack of savings. In three sessions, AARP Foundation Finances 50+ aims to teach participants how to budget and set financial goals (Aug. 12), take charge of credit and debt (Aug. 19) and develop a savings plan and protect assets (Aug. 26). “Boomers are heading into retirement in record numbers,” said Sarah Kelsea, AARP associate state director for …

Caregiving Across Borders- Real Women Speak Blog

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Community By Elaine Friesen-Strang 11:41AM, December 7, 1988: a catastrophic tectonic earthquake shook the Armenian town of Spitak.   At the time, I didn’t know much about Armenia: it was far from my corner of the world and self-absorbed life being the working mother of two young children. But when I saw photos of grieving parents, families with nowhere to go, a child crouched in a mound of rubble, my heart ached with their sadness and desperation. When you’re the parent of …

AARP Foundation President to visit Delaware

Posted on 04/2/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Community | Events | Press Join AARP for the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Leadership Series featuring Lisa Marsh Ryerson. Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President of AARP Foundation and a member of the Executive Leadership Team at AARP, will be keynote speaker at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Leadership Series breakfast on April 23, 2015. Ms. Ryerson will speak about her journey as a leader, give an overview of the AARP Foundation mission and goals and have opportunities to connect with leaders in the First …