— Please join AARP New York, the Asian American Federation, the Hispanic Federation, the NAACP and the Urban League in an important forum about the significant racial and ethnic disparities that currently, exist among New York’s 50+ multicultural communities. This timely discussion will convene thought leaders, elected officials and community leaders from across the State of New York to address the serious gaps that exist among older adults in the areas of health, financial security, and livable communities. An action plan will highlight critical findings from a set of issue papers that …

— The New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program is now taking applications for the 2018 class.  A collaboration among AARP New Hampshire, Center on Aging and Community Living at UNH , and Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, the program is designed for older adults, caregivers, family members and friends who want to advocate for older adults in New Hampshire.  Application deadline is February 23. Members of the 2018 class should represent diverse backgrounds, ages and geographic regions of the state.  Participants …

— As I reflect on the accomplishments of AARP DC’s dynamic team of volunteers and staff in 2017, I am proud of our ability to make an impact in the lives of the 50+ residents in the midst of re-establishing a larger identity with the relocation of the AARP District of Columbia State Office to Southeast. This year, we
 Amplified the voices of older adults Volunteers and staff listened to the feedback and concerns of more than 200 DC residents at …

— Interested in hearing about the legislative issues AARP DC is tracking for older adults in the District? Want to know more about what’s going on at the local advocacy level, and how you can get involved? Join AARP DC for a live discussion of what’s happening in the DC City Council! When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 3:00PM Where: Go to the AARP DC Facebook page to view the live stream! What: Questions are welcome! Simply enter your question in the …

— 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 you real possibilities to your community. We host informative workshops on how to modify your home for easy living, the ABCs of Aging and how you can make your voice heard in Washington. We also work in partnership with many community organizations to connect you to unique tools and programs to tackle issues that matter most to you and your family. Our …

— Tuesday, January 30 – February 2, 2018:  Winter in the City Tour Meet up time 3:00 P.M. History Colorado 1200 Broadway Denver, CO  80203 When winter’s white reaches our doors, many of us head for the mountains. How about enjoying the delights of the season right here in town? Join the History Colorado Center for the Winter in the City Tour, which includes three nights’ lodging at the Brown Palace, Oxford Hotel and Hotel Teatro, valet parking, bus transportation, guides, …

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— As you know, AARP actively works at the national, state and community levels – and it’s not just advocacy!  Hear more about the wide range of AARP’s state and community work planned for 2018 through our special  Volunteer Call on Thursday, Jan.  25 at 7 p.m. ET. The Q&A style conversation will feature AARP’s National Volunteer President, Eric Schneidewind, along with top executives Kristin Dillon and Elaine Ryan, who lead our state offices and state advocacy, respectively.  There will also …

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— Please check out the video below from Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden as she gives insight as to what happened during week two of the Georgia Legislature. The content of her video text is below. “It was an abbreviated week at the Georgia General Assembly due to the observation of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, inclement weather, and budget hearings. Several appropriations bills are now under consideration by the legislature. Next week, the legislature will be in session Monday-Thursday, …

— Measure 101—which voters will decide in a Jan. 23 special election—aims to ensure that state assessments on health insurance companies and hospitals will continue to be matched by federal dollars. These funds can be used for one purpose only: to provide affordable health care for Oregonians. AARP Oregon is encouraging members to vote ‘yes’ on the measure. Other supporters include the Oregon Medical Association, Oregon Nurses Association and Providence Health & Services. If the measure fails, more than 350,000 Oregonians …

— AARP MONTANA TO HOST TELEPHONE TOWN HALL ABOUT FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION AND HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF Thousands of AARP members as well as others across Big Sky Country will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall” meeting with representatives from AAA Legal Services. AARP Montana will host this live Telephone Townhall event to discuss financial exploitation as it relates to caregiving, and how you can protect yourself. AARP Montana state director Tim Summers will host the event …

—   Join the AARP Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills live event  for free job searching tips, tools, resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats, and more. You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund a hobby. Whatever the reason, don’t miss January’s Online …

— Mature Living, a program that features topics of interest to older adults did segment focusing on age discrimination in employment.  Laurie McCann, Senior Attorney with AARP Foundation Litigation, talks about discrimination in employment and the impact of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act during the past 50 years. The mid-show segment features Kenneth Saunders, Director of Fairfax County’s Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs sharing tips viewers can use if they feel they are experiencing discrimination in the workplace. …

— AARP Colorado is deeply concerned about the proposal by Xcel, Black Hills and others to join the Little Rock-based Southwest Power Pool (SPP), which would turn over most regulatory authority to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The utility companies, known as the Mountain West Group, include Xcel (Public Service Company of Colorado), Black Hills, the Western Area Power Administration and Colorado Springs Utilities. The push to join the Arkansas SPP seems to be rushed and counterintuitive because the SPP …

— The late Cesar Chavez was a migrant farmer worker and organizer, and a powerful example of what people can do when they unite for a meaningful cause. His struggle, hard work and dedication inspired and empowered people throughout the world. AARP Colorado recognizes this great leader and the face of the Chicano Movement with its sponsorship of a celebration and parade in his memory to be held March 31, 2018. The march will commence at Regis University at 10 a.m. and end in celebration at Cesar Chavez Park on …

— WASHINGTON, DC—AARP welcomes passage in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (H.R. 3759). The legislation, introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and in the U.S. House by Representatives Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Kathy Castor (D-FL), requires the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a strategy to support the nation’s 40 million family caregivers. …

— Here in Indiana, 837,000 Hoosiers care for an older parent, spouse or other loved one, helping them live independently at home—where they want to be. These family caregivers take on huge responsibilities that can be overwhelming, stressful and exhausting. They juggle full- or part-time jobs, and many are still raising families. This year, six elected officials in Indiana went above and beyond to provide commonsense support for family caregivers by championing HEA 1337 and HEA 1493.   To recognize their …