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Bellingham Herald: “Retired aerospace number-cruncher helps low-income people with their taxes”

Posted on 07/31/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering | Washington Check out this great Bellingham Herald profile of AARP Tax-Aide volunteer Carlton Nathon. Nathon along with hundreds of other AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers help low-to-moderate income people fill out their tax returns. According to the article, Nathon enjoys the volunteer work because he gets to help more than 100 families in a few months. “We’re heroes,” he says. “We get to do returns and make new friends.” Read the full article on the Bellingham Herald website.   More information about …

AARP Foundation offers free “Finances 50+” workshop in Lacey

Posted on 07/27/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Washington                 The AARP Foundation and the Charles Schwab Foundation are working together to offer the “Finances 50+” workshop designed to help older adults who are concerned about their financial security. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by not enough money to go around, or simply hoping to save more toward a comfortable retirement, this program offers assistance in setting and achieving goals. The free course is offered as a multi-part series where participants will learn …

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 …