— My four-year tenure as the State President of AARP DC comes to a close on December 31, 2018. It has been an honor to serve on behalf of the 186,000 DC residents who are over the age of 50, including the 87,000 who are AARP members. As I reflect on this volunteer leadership experience, the areas of advocacy around Age Friendly DC Initiative (AFDC), volunteer engagement and staff dedication are highlights of my tenure. As an original signer of the …

— Join AARP Virginia at one of our many local events AARP Virginia staff and volunteers work together in bringing real possibilities to your community.  Join us at our free informative workshops where you can learn about caregiving, Brain Health, identifying frauds, and more.  Socialize with other AARP members at our lunch and dinner groups, free movie screenings and other events. Get connected with many community partner organizations that provide unique tools and programs to tackle issues that matter most to …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger North Carolina. We hope you’ll join us!

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— THE HEADLINE  12/5/2018 Governor Doug Burgum presented his budget for the next biennium to North Dakota legislators on December 5. Here are some of the highlights, prioritizing issues AARP North Dakota will be working on during this session: Gov. Burgum proposes changes in how social services are delivered in the state. He would like to see the current structure of 47 administrative areas changed to 19. He was quick to emphasize that “touch points” would not change, meaning the current …

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— Consumers, take note!  Next Thursday, November 15 the Financial Fraud Institute will be holding a free fraud presentation with experts from federal and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies.  They will outline steps to spot and avoid fraud, as well as provide information about what to do  if you believe you have been the target of a scam.  Register here or call 801-579-6191 to reserve your seat, as space in limited. The Keynote Speaker will be Chief Magistrate Judge Paul M. …

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— On September 19, 2018, a devastating fire forced nearly 200 residents of the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing complex in Southeast DC to flee their homes. Thanks to the quick action of firefighters, first responders and U.S. Marines from the nearby Washington Barracks, there was fortunately no loss of life. However, the building suffered major damage to the upper floors and now has a partially collapsed roof. Since the fire, Capper residents have been temporarily housed in hotels, nursing facilities, …

— Wednesdays at the Wilson Building (W@W) is a video series that provides brief updates on the current state of the District, encourages advocacy and connects policy experts to District residents. AARP DC will report on what’s going on with District Council at the Wilson Building and the Mayor’s offices, with a focus on issues that contribute toward an Age-Friendly city where individuals of all ages can live, work and play. To get involved in this important advocacy effort: Follow AARP …

— One way you can take on the day is by volunteering. Volunteering has an enormous impact on the health and well-being of your local community. As an AARP volunteer, you are helping with the promise of a better life for you or someone else. Whether you would like to be an in-office support, speaker on advocacy issues, or helping at an event AARP has many ways that you can make a difference. Be a part of the AARP team and …

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—     Curious about what events AARP is holding or participating in across Maryland? Look no further! This frequently updated calendar (we are adding more events every day!) will give you the basic details for events that AARP is either hosting or a part of, as well as links and contact information, so that you can connect with AARP locally in your community soon. Be sure to bookmark this page for easy access. Last updated December 11, 2018   For information …

— Shortly after the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond said she was pleased that the law will safeguard the SNAP program. “AARP applauds Congress for passing the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” LeaMond said. “This legislation protects access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We are particularly pleased that the bill rejected harmful changes to the law’s work requirements that would have made it harder …

— Each Tuesday during the legislative session, AARP invites our members to participate in Tuesdays at the State House. We have selected three books to read and discuss in 2019 to increase our policy proficiency. They are Evicted, by Matthew Desmund (discussion on March 5th), Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande (discussion on April 23rd) and American Sickness, by Elisabeth Rosenthal (discussion on June 11th). Each book will be provided to T@SH volunteers 6 weeks prior to the discussion, and all are …

— AARP Virginia encourages everyone to help end senior hunger by giving soup and crackers to the Local Office on Aging (LOA)’s annual Soup for Seniors collection. Contributions will make a huge difference in the lives of your homebound neighbors. This year’s goal is 50,000 cans of soup to be delivered to more than 3,500 local residents. The soup collected helps provide a hot meal on a cold day and also reminds them, in the bleakest part of winter, that the …

— Shelly Hartmann says she was born with “a horse bug,” and at 51 with 18 years of competition behind her, she is just getting warmed up. Hartmann and her Palomino horse, Mistresses Milky Way, have won the National Reining Horse Association’s 2017 North American Affiliate Championship in the Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro divisions, and they have several top 10 titles, including American Quarter Horse Association World Show. In January, Hartmann will be one of 14 riders invited to …

— AARP Virginia has recognized Governor Ralph Northam and five lawmakers for supporting policies to help Virginians save for retirement and care for loved ones in their homes. Northam (D-Virginia), Senator George L. Barker (D-Alexandria), and Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) were named 2018 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group of 65 elected officials from 24 states. These leaders have advanced policies that support family caregivers, who help care for their parents, spouses and other loved ones. “On behalf of the more …

— Jeff Carney is Our 2018 Andrus Award Winner    James “Jeff” Carney of, Saunderstown, RI, has been honored by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, as its 2018 AARP Rhode Island Andrus Award for Community Service — the organization’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Rhode Island chose Carney for his remarkable service, which has greatly benefited Rhode Islanders, supporting AARP’s vision and mission, and inspiring other volunteers. He served AARP Rhode …

— AARP MAINE Tuesdays at the State House AARP Maine Tuesdays at the State House is an easy and accessible way for AARP members to participate in the legislative process and to become more familiar with the workings of the Maine State House. Join us for our kick-off event on January 15 in the State House Hall of Flags. Click here for more information about the January 15th Kick-Off. Beginning the week of January 22, meet at 9:30 a.m. in the …

—   2019 TUESDAYS AT THE STATE HOUSE KICK-OFF January 15, 2019 from 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. More details about the agenda and workshops will be provided soon. 9:30 a.m.–10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks (State House Hall of Flags, Second Floor) 10 a.m.–11 a.m. Welcome legislators in the House and Senate (State House third and fourth floors) 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Lunch (Cross Building, Cross Café) 12 p.m. – 1p.m. Legislative Caucus on Aging (State House Legislative Council Room, floor 2.5)  1 p.m.–2 p.m. …

— 12/19 Scam Alert: Many people travel during the holidays to visit with family and friends. Be cautious of false rental advertisements online. Do not use third party websites to book hotels and be particularly wary of home rentals. Verify listings through online consumer feedback before you close the deal. Some scammers will copy photos and details from real rental listings.  They then accept pre-payment for booking the house or apartment.  You may only discover that you have nowhere to stay …

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— Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP The Magazine’s 2018 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award, the publication announced today. MacLaine will be honored at the 18th annual Movies for Grownups® Awards ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. The AARP Movies for Grownups multimedia franchise was established in 2002 to celebrate and encourage filmmaking with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind — and recognize the inspiring artists who make them. MacLaine’s remarkable career comprises …