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Help hungry seniors by volunteering with AARP Arkansas

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering Would you like to help hungry seniors get the nutritious food they need to stay healthy? In Arkansas the need is particularly urgent. The Natural State has the highest percentage of older adults at risk of hunger of any state in the nation. AARP Arkansas is seeking volunteers to help increase awareness of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Cooking Matters in the Store and other nutrition assistance efforts. As a volunteer, you will actively combat hunger among older Arkansans …

AARP Foundation Hosts 50+ Job Fair in Lithonia

Posted on 03/16/2015 by | AARP GA | Comments

Community | Money & Work The AARP Foundation 50+ Job Fair will take place Thursday, March 19 from 10am-2pm in collaboration with The Lou Walker Senior Center. The following are presenters and topics: Financial Resources-Andrew Chamblin, Ameriprise Financial; Résumé Writing/Interviewing – GA Dept. Labor; Social Media – Jerry Myers, Legacy Harvest Foundation. The Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road, Lithonia, GA 30058. Registration is Required at:  Professional Dress Required  Please bring several résumés  Parking is limited, MARTA or offsite parking is highly suggested

AARP Foundation Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on 03/2/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

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 …

AARP Volunteers Offer Free Tax Filing Services in Connecticut

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Volunteering AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation program, is offering Connecticut taxpayers free assistance with basic federal and state income tax returns through April 15, 2015. Available to middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention given to those 60 and older, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides face-to-face tax assistance services at 96 sites across Connecticut, including libraries, and senior and community centers. Volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year. “As the U.S. Tax Code has become increasingly …

Taking a Bite Out of Hunger

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Volunteering End hunger With funding from AARP Foundation, AARP Virginia aims to develop food councils across the state to coordinate local efforts to fight hunger. A new council in greater Prince William County, for example, is asking local nonprofit and faith-based organizations to participate in a survey at—and will use the results to develop a guide that can help emergency food providers share resources, best practices and funding opportunities. The council also connects providers with resources for programs such as …

How to Foil Identity Thieves & AARP Maine Testifies on Credit Freeze Bill

Posted on 02/26/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Finances 50+         Contact: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director 229-5628 or   AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves AARP Maine to Testify on Legislation to Amend State’s Credit Freeze Law   PORTLAND— To coincide with common scams that surface during tax season, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched an educational effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a 60-second new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people …