— In 2016 AARP Minnesota and Pollen launched Minnesota’s first ever 50 Over 50 list.  Journalist Seth Jovaag interviewed some of the honorees and we are re-sharing these stories as part of the nomination period for the 2017 50 Over 50 Minnesota list. Earlier this year, the writer Kao Kalia Yang published a book called The Song Poet. It’s a story about her father, Bee Yang, an artist from Cannon Falls who was recently named a “50 Over 50” arts honoree. The book spans Bee’s youth …

— In 2015, approximately $15 billion was stolen from 13.1 million American consumers who were victims of fraud. The 50+ community is often the target of fraudsters, while only makes up 34% of the population, senior citizens make up 55% of reported fraud victims. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is proud to put the spotlight on common scams and show you how to protect yourself from becoming a victim, and we’re continuing that commitment throughout the month of April. Check out …

— In 2016 AARP Minnesota and Pollen launched Minnesota’s first ever 50 Over 50 list.  Journalist Seth Jovaag interviewed some of the honorees and we are re-sharing some of these stories as part of the nomination period for the 2017 50 Over 50 Minnesota list. Rebecca Rom is a third-generation resident of Ely, Minnesota. Even when it hasn’t been popular, she and her family have fought to preserve the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for decades. Recently selected as a 50 Over 50 Nonprofit honoree, AARP Minnesota’s …

— AARP Maryland is a proud sponsor of May’s first annual Survivor Soul Stroll in Baltimore, and invites you to walk as a member of Team AARP! Breast cancer touches the lives of thousands of Baltimore families every year. In the African-America community, encouraging regular screenings and prompt diagnosis is a critical issue. That’s why the Radio One Survivor Soul Stroll, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, aims to benefit both breast cancer awareness and research. The …

— You’d think it would be simple, but choosing a light bulb can be challenging because there are so many options at the store. This week, Efficiency Maine is providing information on how to choose a bulb and calculate lighting savings if you upgrade to a high-efficiency product. The most common types of bulbs include incandescent, halogen, compact fluorescents (CFLs), and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Here’s how the most common types of bulbs compare: Choosing the right color or bulb color temperature is …

— With a snip of the ribbon, AARP officially became a part of the Atwater Resource Center in Wichita’s District 1. On Saturday, March 4, AARP State Director Maren Turner and AARP Volunteer State President Glenda DuBoise joined with Wichita Vice-Mayor LaVonta Williams, City Manager Robert Layton, Atwater Community Representative Kameelah Alexander and members of the Wichita Council of Elders to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Having office space at the Atwater Resource Center, located at 2755 E. 19th St. …

— What do you do when your family members’ situation dramatically changes so that they cannot maintain their independence without assistance? What if it happens to a friend or neighbor? In what ways can we create more interdependent communities? Lane County resident, Jennifer Snyder, age 66, like many families, has taken on a caregiving role and is now looking at who will be there for her as she grows older. “We need help assessing the opportunities around us.” She lives within …

— So you say that it’s your birthday? This is what AARP Long Island and WHLI have to say about that: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! AARP Long Island and WHLI have teamed up to give you the chance to win some fun and exciting prizes just because it’s your birthday! Make sure to sign up on their website so that you are on the “Birthday Club” list. For more details and to see what you can win visit WHLI’s website.

— When AARP volunteer Laurie Kaneshiro brought her mother home to Hawaii to take care of her, she had no idea what was ahead and how much it would cost. “I was used to working 14 to 16 hours a day,” she said. But when her mother, who suffered from dementia and other ailments, came to live with her, Kaneshiro found herself needing to take time off at work to make sure her mother was eating and didn’t fall and hurt …

— Join AARP for our free monthly coffee and “On-Tap” 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. Augusta On-Tap Third Thursday of each month from 4-6 PM The Black and Tan Augusta Coffee Klatsch Third Wednesday of each month from 8-10 AM Lisa’s Restaurant Bangor On-Tap Second Thursday of each month from 4:30-6:30 PM Geaghan’s Brewery Bangor …