— 50 Years of Remembrance¬† This Black History Month, AARP honors the many contributions of African Americans who have contributed so much to the legacy of this country. ¬†This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement, which that same year also led to the Civil Rights Act of 1968, to prevent discrimination and provide equal housing opportunities regardless of race, religion, or national origin. ¬†We remember with …

— New York State has long been home to some of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the nation. New York‚Äôs ethnic communities‚ÄĒprimarily 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‚Äôs ethnic communities to launch a multi-year effort to identify disparities that exist among their ethnic 50-plus communities and develop an …

— 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 …

AARP will be fighting for 50+ Marylanders in Annapolis in 2018

—   x January 2018 summary:¬†The first few weeks of the 2018 Legislative Session are now in the rear view mirror! More than 1,200 bills were introduced in the House and Senate in January and AARP Maryland is reviewing them now. Our advocacy director has noted many of this year’s bills center around health and retirement savings, as well as utility bills related to broadband. Our Delegation Fridays in Annapolis have been a huge success, and we’ve gotten to meet some …

— En Espa√Īol.¬† AARP New York and the Paid Family Leave Coalition fought for the Paid Family Leave program because family caregivers who work shouldn‚Äôt 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‚Äôs 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 …

—   Friday, February 23, 2018:¬† Frauds and Scams Forum for Seniors 2:30 ‚Äď 4:00 p.m. at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive Please join us for an informative session about how to prevent and respond to fraud and scams targeting seniors.¬† Dr. Sheri Gibson, Clinical Geropsychology, will lead a panel of local, state and national experts to address this very serious issue. To register, call (970) 498-7790 or email ADRC@larimer.org   Tuesday, February 27, 2018:¬† Caregiving Workshop-Age By …

— Saturday, April 21, 2018 at DoubleTree by Hilton Somerset Hotel and Conference Center 200 Atrium Dr. Somerset, NJ 08873 Core Plenary Sessions Welcome to AARP College 2016; Opening Plenary Session Welcome by Lavelle Jones, AARP New Jersey State President and Stephanie Hunsinger, AARP New Jersey State Director 9:30 am – 10:30 am A welcome to AARP College 2018, including introductions to our new state president. This session will feature AARP TED Talks with staff providing key updates and broad overviews …

— By Charlene Hunter James National attention to family caregiver challenges is on the rise. In Texas, about 3.3 million people perform this tough but rewarding labor of love by helping their parents, spouses and other family members remain at home and in their community environment. Taking care of one‚Äôs family members is certainly not something new in the African American community, as we have long assumed this role is just ‚Äúsomething we do.‚ÄĚ What is different now are the changing …

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— With mid-term elections on the horizon, please join a call to hear the latest about the work of AARP‚Äôs Campaigns team and its voter engagement plans on Feb.¬† 22 at 7 p.m. ET. Special guests will be Campaigns VP John Hishta, Senior Advisor for Volunteer Education Khelan Bhatia and AARP President Eric Schneidewind.¬† The call-in number is: 877-209-3531.¬† As always, there will be time for your questions and comments. Here‚Äôs how to join the call: Date: Thursday, Feb. 22 Time: …

— You and a guest are invited to a free screening of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS! Everyone has a past. Everyone has a secret. Everyone is a suspect.¬†Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast, including Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Pen√©lope Cruz, Judi Dench and Leslie Odom, Jr., in this stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mystery based on the best-selling novel by Agatha Christie. Everyone‚Äôs a suspect when a murder is committed on a lavish train ride, and a brilliant detective …

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— Join us for a special Black History Month event: True Talk Networking & Marketplace on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral. Affordable housing is a hot topic in our city and around the country. As more and more people migrate to Atlanta and the metro region, home prices continue to soar. While these numbers are good for the economy, our panelists will lead a discussion on affordable housing in a continued effort to heighten economic awareness …

— GREENSBORO ‚Äď North Carolina aging and caregiving expert Mark Hensley has joined AARP North Carolina as Associate State Director for Community Outreach and Advocacy in the Triad Region. Hensley previously coordinated North Carolina‚Äôs Alzheimer‚Äôs and dementia services for the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services (DHHS), where he led efforts to implement NC‚Äôs first Alzheimer‚Äôs State Plan including the development of Dementia-Capable Communities across the state. Prior to this post, he served as …

AARP MA Local Offers

— The arts scene in Boston and surrounding communities across the state is among the best anywhere when it comes to world-class museums, theatre, ballet, as well as other cultural and sporting events. We’ve worked with area venues from Boston to Worcester to New Bedford and places in between, to bring terrific offers on cultural events to AARP members and their guests. ¬†Take a look at what’s coming up, and keep checking back here often as new events are always being …

— Connect with AARP Wisconsin staff, volunteers and other members for special discounted performances of ‚ÄúOn Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estafan‚ÄĚ on Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 20, at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at The Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St., Madison. From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of …

— Older adults with mild memory impairment (especially those with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease) are needed for an ongoing research study around diet and memory at Johns Hopkins Medicine. The clinical trial is looking at the differences between a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet vs. a low-fat diet high in fruits, vegetables and grains. Both diets are considered safe for most physically healthy older adults. All education, support and vitamin supplements are being provided free of charge, and selected participants will be able …