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AARP Foundation Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Volunteering 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 …

Volunteer Opportunity! AARP Foundation Seeks Tax-Aide Coordinator in Maine

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Maine | Volunteering         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 3, 2014       AARP Maine Announces Search for Next AARP Foundation Tax-Aide State Coordinator   Seeks Individual to Serve in Key Role and Represent AARP Maine Membership of 231,000     PORTLAND: AARP Maine announced today that the Association seeks a volunteer leader to serve as their new AARP Foundation Tax-Aide State Coordinator.The successful applicant will become part of a venerable tradition that spans every one of AARP’s 53 state …

Summit Aims to End Hunger in New Mexico

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | New Mexico AARP New Mexico and AARP Foundation are joining other organizations in an effort to end hunger in the state. The North Central New Mexico Economic Development District is hosting a hunger summit July 17-18 at the Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque. The goal is to raise awareness and brainstorm solutions. Participants will learn about programs that mitigate hunger and improve nutrition. New Mexico ranks among the top 10 states for residents age 60-plus at risk of hunger. More than …

Veterans: Protect Your Pensions!

Posted on 06/3/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Home & Family Veterans and their families are sometimes targeted by unscrupulous financial and legal professionals who claim to offer free help with paperwork for pension claims. The scheme involves scammers who persuade veterans to make decisions about their pensions without giving them the whole truth about the long-term consequences, such as losing eligibility for Medicaid services or losing the use of their money for an extended period of time. So how can veterans protect their hard-earned pensions? Remember that it is free …

Keep Your Home: Dealing with Foreclosure Risk

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Florida | Home & Family In the state with the highest foreclosure rate in the nation, AARP Florida and AARP Foundation are reaching out to more than 180,000 homeowners age 50-plus who are at risk of foreclosure. Bilingual call specialists at the foundation’s Housing Solutions Center can put homeowners in touch with HUD-certified counselors for practical advice. The center also provides information on scams related to foreclosure prevention and loan modifications. About 111,000 Floridians lost homes to foreclosure in 2013. Seriously delinquent mortgages among Floridians …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Wraps-Up 2014 Filing Season

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Local Resources | Volunteering Program Ends Season Assisting Over 52,000 Arizonans AARP Foundation Tax-Aide helped over 80,000 Arizona residents with their tax preparation services during the 2014 tax filing season. “We had an amazing year,” says Frank Perazelli, state coordinator for the national community service program in Arizona. “Through the efforts of our 1200 volunteers statewide we filed over 52,000 tax returns and saved people more than $10.4 million in preparation fees.” The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is an annual program that provides free …