— (Ridgeland, MS) – AARP Mississippi is inviting all veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Avenue in Biloxi. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 219,000 veterans resided in Mississippi. AARP Mississippi seeks to bring together veterans of all eras …

— Retirement isn’t as simple as reaching age 65 and quitting your job. It takes planning and the earlier you start the better. You need to think about when to take Social Security,  how to pay for health insurance, and how much you can spend on living expenses and just enjoying life. That’s why AARP Hawaii is holding free “Think of Your Future” workshop in Kaneohe and East Oahu. The Kaneohe workshop will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the …

— AARP Mississippi is sponsoring Museum After Hours this month at the Mississippi Museum of Art. We invite you to join us at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17 at the museum, located at 380 South Lamar Street in Jackson. This month’s theme is “Homeward Bound.” This month at Museum After Hours, you’ll have an opportunity to stand at the storytelling crossroads of Mississippi visual art, literature, music, and film. You can celebrate the opening of an exhibition of paintings by …

— This summer, AARP Long Island is excited to present MoneySmarts – a FREE series of financial planning seminars followed by FREE theater performances. A recent survey conducted by AARP showed Gen Xers in New York are even more anxious about retirement than the Baby Boomers before them. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Whether you’re looking to learn more about your options as a homeowner, manage your assets or find a retirement path that works for you, AARP’s …

— Scammers, using a variation of the “Family Impersonation Scam,” also known as the “Grandparents Scam,” have been preying on people with friends on Maui. AARP Hawaii has learned of recent incidents of a caller claiming to be an Emergency Medical Technician telling potential victims that a friend had been in an accident on Maui. The “paramedic” put an angry “dad” on the phone while he tended to the wounded. The “dad” demanded money to pay for medical bills for his …

— If you were tricked into wiring money to scammers using Western Union, you may be eligible to get at least some of your money back. The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice (DOJ) came to a $586 million settlement with Western Union earlier this year. If you sent money through Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, and lost it to a scammer, you may be eligible for a refund. Once DOJ collects the money from …

— The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is now working with private debt collectors to recover unpaid tax debts. Scammers could attempt to capitalize on potential confusion created by this new development.  If you have a long overdue tax account, the IRS will first send you a letter to inform you that it is turning your account over to a debt collector. Then you will receive a letter from the debt collector before they contact you by phone. The only way to …

— Caregivers and family members can learn how to keep your brain healthy, improve your homelife as a caregiver, reduce stress and get fit and modify your home to age in place. Come to AARP Hawaii’s seminars at the Generations Magazine Aging in Place Workshops Saturday in the Hibiscus Ballroom of the Ala Moana Hotel Saturday, Aug. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The topics are as follows: 8:30 AM Understanding Dementia & Steps for a Healthy Brain Presented by …

— Alan Romero and his twin brother have done well. Both highly educated, Romero is a financial planner and his brother is an engineer. But he feels his family could’ve done better. They, as a family unit, could be further along in their journey toward financial stability and wealth building. What kept them from realizing so many more dreams? The answer is financial education. In addition to not having the right friends and contacts – buddies on the golf course, white-collar …

— AARP’s Fraud Watch Network Help Line has been fielding lots of calls about the “Say yes” scam. News reports have warned that a fraudster will call and ask a question to get the victim to say yes. The scammer records that affirmation to use it to authorize unwanted charges to a phone bill, utility bill, or even a stolen credit card. While many people report that they are getting calls like these followed by a hang up, we have yet …