— Every day hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Vermont and AARP New Hampshire are bringing together top experts and law enforcement officials from both states to present at a free informational Scam Jam in Fairlee, Vermont, at the Lake Morey Resort. Slated for September 19, the Vermont and New Hampshire Attorneys General will kick off …

— Do you know more about your loved ones medication than they do?  You might be a family caregiver? Join our Caring for the Caregiver event, where you can… Connect with others in situations similar to yours, Learn how to develop a caregiving plan and about resources available in our community, and Receive a free massage or a yoga lesson. This event is designed to be educational as well as relaxing!  Attendees will be able to move freely throughout the event …

— Fall is just around the corner, and so is this year’s St. Paul Classic Bike Tour.  On September 10th, thousands of people will ride their bikes in the streets of St. Paul, enjoying music and convenient rest stops along the way.  This ride is a showcase for the pleasant scenery throughout St. Paul, including views of historic neighborhoods and dramatic overlooks of the Mississippi River.  The tour appeals to many who dislike biking in traffic, and draws in solo riders, …

— Once again, AARP in St. Louis is sponsoring the Moonlight Ramble—the longest-running nighttime bike ride in America. The 2017 ride will wind through downtown St. Louis by the light of the moon. Riders gather at Busch Stadium’s parking lot C on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 5, with check-in beginning at 9 p.m. for a ride that starts a minute past midnight. A leisurely ride rather than a race, the event has broad appeal for families as well as athletes. …

— Oklahomans can find out what it takes to start a business at age 50-plus at Encore Entrepreneur events in Tulsa and Durant this month. Experts will explain how to write a business plan and seek start-up capital. The free lunch-and-learn events will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hardesty Regional Library in Tulsa on Thursday, June 22, and the REI Women’s Business Center in Durant on Tuesday, June 27. Space is limited, and registration is required. To …

— AARP New Mexico is hosting a night at the ballpark on June 2, when the Albuquerque Isotopes play the Sacramento River Cats. First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. AARP will have a booth at the game where fans can pick up information about caregiving, fraud and Medicare. The first 3,000 visitors can also get a pair of socks with the AARP logo and an image of Orbit, the Isotopes mascot, winding up for a pitch. “We want our members …

— The North Idaho Veteran Stand Down is a daylong occasion to honor and assist the more than 132,000 veterans in Idaho, especially those at risk of homelessness. Set for Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kootenai County Fairgrounds, the free event offers a range of counseling and health services, as well as haircuts, clothes, clothing repair, food assistance, massages and bike repair. Employers with job openings will be on hand to meet with vets, as will …

— Let me start by staying that at age 69, I have survived stage 3C ovarian cancer for OVER 7 years!  Now that I have your attention, please keep reading – I want to share my story! Toward the end of 2009, I noticed periodic discomfort above my pelvic bone when I sat down. This odd pain would subside after a few seconds, but several weeks later, I saw a little blood after I urinated.  “Oh no,” I thought, and called …

— Thirty-five percent of Oregonians live in rural areas, and of those, 44 percent are 65 or older. Yet rural communities lag behind in offering health care, transportation and other services that make a community age-friendly. The first annual Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon invites policy makers, health care providers, family caregivers and others to explore ways to make it easier for rural Oregonians to age in place. Jon Bartholomew, AARP Oregon government relations director, will discuss factors that make …

— We’re excited to announce the second annual community conference for Advance Care Planning Month! “Truth or Consequences: Advance Care Planning Essentials” is presented by the As You Wish Advance Caring Partnership, a program of the Advance Care Planning Coalition in Eastern Virginia. The day will kick off with opening remarks by Senator Mark R. Warner and a Keynote presentation by William A Hazel, Jr., MD, Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources. Health care professionals and patient advocates will also …