— This fall, boomers who are looking for meaning and direction, or are interested in exploring encores, have several new options–right here in the Twin Cities. See below to learn more about these programs, and how to apply. University of Minnesota Advanced Careers (UMAC) initiative UMAC brings boomers to campus for a period of self-reflection and learning as they figure out the next stage of their lives. This two semester fellowship experience is an innovative pathway to transition from career jobs into …

— Helena, Mont., Jan. 28, 2016 — AARP Montana recently announced that it has donated $5,000 to the K9 Care Montana Wounded Warrior Service Dog Program – a non-profit organization based out of Philipsburg.  The K9 Care Program is devoted to providing specially trained dogs, at no cost, to our nation’s Wounded Warriors. “There is new research that clearly shows the benefits of service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress,” said Tim Summers, AARP Montana State Director. “These dogs are a …

—   Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community and put your time, skills, and experience to work serving and helping others?  Through AARP Utah you can use your talents and creativity to make your local community a better place to live – and meet some new friends along the way! AARP Utah engages hundreds of volunteers across the state through such programs as educational programs, fun connecting events, AARP Driver Safety classes, Tax-Aide, and our …

— During the summer, when the kids are out of school, do you feel like your grandkids rule your roost? Jewish Family Services (JFS) has created a series of events that will allow you to meet other grandparents who care for their grandkids during the summer, and take this opportunity to get out of the house for a grand time!       Horseshoes and Ice Cream—FREE! Wednesday, June 12 at 10:30 a.m. Citizens Park – at the corner of Benton …

— AARP members across Virginia join together in local communities through independently incorporated chapters.  These chapters offer informational programs, advocacy and service opportunities.  Click here to find a chapter near you!  http://www.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchChapterLocations.action

— Granite Staters earn Social Security benefits through a lifetime of hard work.  But the program is facing long-term financial challenges as the overall population ages and contributions aren’t keeping up with longer life expectancies.  And while Medicare provides guaranteed affordable health care, the program’s challenges include rising health care costs and a growing number of people entering the program. “That is why the future of Social Security and Medicare were key battleground issues in the 2012 elections,” said AARP New …