—   AARP Wyoming announced two winners for the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community-level. The winning projects include projects in Casper as well as Jackson. Both grants will be used to fund age-friendly bus stops in their respective communities. Each project was funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “These awards show the continued commitment of AARP to maintain a high …

— English Únete el 2 º martes de cada mes al grupo de caminata de los LA Soul Steppers (este evento es en inglés).  “Haz tu caminata” todos los segundos martes del mes a las 6:30 a.m. dentro del  Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. El “Coach E,” –un entrenador titulado y nutriólogo – e invitado regular del show de radio “Front Page with Dominique DiPrima” de la KJLH 102.3 FM-, estará presente para dirigir el calentamiento y poner tu  cuerpo en movimiento y …

— AARP in Maine is bringing you more opportunities to connect with our community and with people like you. Celebrate, learn, and enjoy! Grandparents’ Walk on the Eastern Trail Kennebunk Elementary School | 177 Alewive Road | Kennebunk Saturday, Sept. 23 | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Join us for a morning walk along the beautiful Eastern Trail in Kennebunk. Grandchildren are encouraged to attend. All are welcome with or without grandies. Lewiston Community Conversation on Healthcare Lewiston Public Library | 200 …

— Join AARP for our free monthly social events all across Maine! They’re a great way to meet new people and find out what we’re doing in your community. The first beverage at each event is on us and friends are welcome. You can also join us at our FREE ongoing social events listed below: Augusta On-Tap: Third Thursday of each month from 4-6 PM at The Black and Tan, 18 Bridge Street, Augusta Augusta Coffee Klatsch: Third Wednesday of each month from 8-10 AM at Lisa’s Restaurant, …

— By Guest Blogger, Betty Balderston, Maine Legal Services for the Elderly Elder abuse is a growing problem throughout the U.S. and in Maine. Studies show that 11-24 percent of people over the age of 60 experience some form of abuse or neglect each year. Maine is the oldest state in the U.S., and over 30,000 older Mainers are victims of elder abuse.  According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, nearly 90 percent of abusers are family members. All of …

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned. Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and support in a welcoming environment. There is need for …

— Do you want to help make a difference in other’s lives, both in your own community and beyond? Become an AARP volunteer and help bring the power of AARP to Poughkeepsie! You’ll help us grow the reach of our message and mission, which is to improve the quality of life for people 50 years of age and older, and their families. With your assistance, we can build a local team of AARP volunteers, who will help at discounted events, community …

— You and a guest are invited to a free screening of The Lovers, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts. The Lovers is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family. Winger and Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance. This film is rated R for sexuality and language.  Free Screening of The Lovers Thursday, August …

— AARP has reserved a section of Brittany’s Restaurant and Sports Bar for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together. Discounted meals, which include salad and non-alcoholic drinks, are $12.00 including tax and tip. Come as you are and leave as you wish anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. AARP is bringing people together! Join us at Brittany’s, Thursday, September 7th,  to enjoy dinner with other AARP members and their guests. There will not be a seminar or program, …

— On November 23-24, 1985, Egyptair Flight 648, bound for Cairo, was taken by three armed hijackers shortly after take-off from Athens.  The terrorists were members of the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO), a splinter group of the PLO.  There were 89 passengers and 6 crew members on board. 61 people total, including four of the hijackers, were killed in the rescue attempt by Egyptian commandos, making this the bloodiest hijacking in history until the events of 9/11. Kevin Foust, current VA Tech …