— Here at AARP, we are committed to helping all individuals 50+ live their lives with dignity and honor — that includes those who are lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and others. Please join AARP DC this Pride season, at the following events and activities! Silver Pride Wednesday, May 30, 3:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m., HRC Building, 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW Come learn and celebrate! This event for LGBTQ seniors will host an array of activities, including a tea …

— Friday, May 25, 2018:  Free Day at The Foothills Art Center 10 a.m. – 5 p.m at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th Street | Golden, CO 80401 AARP members and their guests must show their AARP membership card or mention the AARP offer at the entrance for free admission. Finding Home Housing has been a central political issue in the Denver Metro Area for over a decade. Invited artists will offer their unique perspective on the issue as Denver Metro …

— En Español. More than 770,000 Marylanders care for a parent, spouse or other loved one while also juggling full-or part-time jobs. That is why AARP Maryland fought for passage of a new state law called the Healthy Working Families Act, which provides family caregivers—as well as many other Maryland workers—with access to earned sick and safe leave.   Here are five things you should know about the Healthy Working Families Act earned sick and safe leave program: 1) What is earned …

— Exploring the possibility of turning your hobby into a business? Join AARP New Hampshire, Small Business Administration, and SCORE  and find out how! Industry leaders will walk you through the steps to think about if you’re interested in making your hobby a business, including: Is your product or service marketable? How do you move beyond a fun pastime to a serious endeavor? What are the critical steps in building your business? Which on-line presence is best for you? This free, …

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—     Everyone is at risk for falling victim to fraud and scams. Don’t miss AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale (the inspiration for the hit film “Catch Me If You Can”) as he speaks for free in Baltimore County on Friday, June 15! Watch our teaser video below, and then RSVP for your spot to our free event with Frank Abagnale on June 15. On Facebook? Once you’ve registered, mark yourself as “going” or “interested” on our official …

— AARP Tennessee is supporting a new way for Tennesseans to save for retirement. A bill in the Tennessee General Assembly would create the Voluntary Employee Retirement Accounts plan which will allow the state treasurer to authorize the establishment of a voluntary employee retirement account program.  If established, employers and employees may voluntarily participate in the program. “We know that people are 15 times more likely to save for retirement through payroll deduction, but many small business across Tennessee do not …

— Secure Choice, a voluntary workplace retirement savings option that could help millions of working New Yorkers save for their futures on the job, was enacted into law as part of the 2018-19 New York State Budget. When the program is fully implemented as expected in two years, Secure Choice will provide a convenient way for people to save at work – and continue saving even if they change jobs. What is the “Secure Choice Savings Program”? A new, voluntary workplace retirement savings program …

— In partnership with AARP Experience Corps, the AARP Foundation, and REAL School Gardens, AARP Maryland’s wish is to create a safe space for children to learn, thrive and play during the school day, that will also be available for the use of all generations during off-school hours. From that idea was born the AARP Maryland Intergenerational Park in Baltimore, at James McHenry Elementary School! Follow along with AARP Maryland as we sponsor and build a new intergenerational park in Baltimore! …

— New York State has long been home to some of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the nation. New York’s ethnic communities—primarily comprised of African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino populations are not only growing, but also aging at a rapid pace. Given these changing demographics, AARP convened thought leaders, elected officials and leading organizations that serve New York’s ethnic communities to launch a multi-year effort to identify disparities that exist among their ethnic 50-plus communities and develop an …

— En Español.  AARP New York and the Paid Family Leave Coalition fought for the Paid Family Leave program because family caregivers who work shouldn’t have to choose between caring for a loved one or losing their jobs. In January 2018, we reached that goal when one of the strongest Paid Family Leave laws in the nation took effect. Here are five things you should know about New York’s Paid Family Leave program: 1) What is paid family leave? Under a …

— 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 …

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— Tallahassee, Fla. – Millions of Florida residents will find their 2018 Memorial Day weekend affected by Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. For Floridians 50-plus, it is important to take the storm’s risks seriously, AARP’s top state official in Florida said Saturday. “Because this storm has formed before hurricane season has officially begun, and because it is not considered likely to become a major hurricane, Floridians age 50-plus may be tempted to take …

— By Mary Gatta Special to AARP Florida A care-free retirement in the warm Florida sunshine can be an elusive dream – especially for older women – according to a new report released by the St. Augustine and Jacksonville Florida branches of the American Association of University Women. The report, Women, Economic Insecurity and Aging in the Florida Sunshine, found that 40 percent of all retired households in Florida are living in economic insecurity. Even more troubling, more than two-thirds of …

— Do you know AARP? What we do might surprise you! Join us for refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, and learn more about expanding your possibilities in life at any age. DATE: Friday, June 15 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm PLACE: Fraizer’s Restaurant 9 E Loockerman St Dover , DE 19901 RSVP:  Click  HERE to register or call 1-877-926-8300 We hope to see you there!!

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— As a valued member of AARP’s volunteer team, you are invited to stay in the know about key federal advocacy issues, including the status of the President’s plan for prescription drugs, through our upcoming conference call for volunteers. Participants will also be able to ask questions of Eric Schneidewind as he share reflections on his term as AARP’s National Volunteer President.  This is your chance to hear about his journey to being AARP’s top volunteer and his sense of the …

— Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) celebrates the accomplishments and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This national recognition helps to garner awareness for a minority often underrepresented in American culture. Today, Asian and Pacific Islanders make up around 4% of the total population in Texas. However, they are the fastest growing racial group in the state, with nearly 30% more growth than the closest ethnicity group. America is enriched through the contributions of Asian Americans, …

— Upcoming Courses To register for a session, call the registration phone number next to the class you are interested in. *Courses are $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members* JUNE JULY       AUGUST     For up-to-date information on future Drivers Safety courses across the state, use our interactive Course Locator  to find the session nearest to you, or register for our online course.

— Just turning on your lights could cost an additional $4.00 per month if Westar Energy has its way. Westar is requesting a $4.00 increase (from $14.50 to $18.50 per month) in its residential customer charge. This is the fee you pay before using any electricity. AARP Kansas Advocacy Director Ernie Kutzley testified on behalf of Kansas residential customers, especially those 50 and older, during a Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) public hearing in Topeka on May 22. The KCC is considering …

— The AARP Smart Driver course is geared towards drivers 50+ ( though any driver may attend) and covers practical defensive driving techniques, the effects of the normal changes to vision and hearing caused by aging and the effects of medications and alcohol. The course reviews the latest ‘rules of the road’ and operating vehicles safely in today’s environment and with today’s technology. It is not a behind-the-wheel course but a classroom seminar with a good deal of interaction between the …

— The 2018 regular session is in the books!  AARP was there throughout the session working hard for our members and all Missourians. Read the highlights (and lows) below of what was a truly memorable year! CARE Act Passes the General Assembly! In the final day of the Missouri Legislative Session, Senate Bill 718, which contained the CARE Act, passed the Missouri General Assembly. On Monday, Brian Colby, government relations director for the Missouri Budget Project and a member of the …