— Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22: Join AARP Colorado at the 36th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival, Hideaway Park Join AARP Colorado at the 36th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival, July 21-22, 2018, at Hideaway Park in Winter Park, CO. Come meet AARP staff, volunteers and other members at the AARP table and hear what AARP is doing in your community. AARP members and their guests will receive a $10 discount for general admission and VIP tickets through June …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Join your friends from Casper for a free evening of baseball, food, drinks, and fun at the AARP Beer, Brats, and Baseball event at Mike Lansing Field in Casper on Saturday, July 28. AARP will give away 50 tickets and will be providing food and drinks against the Casper Horsehead’s game with the Western Nebraska Pioneers. Register here and get your name on the list, then during the game, come by the AARP table at the concourse and learn more …

— AARP Utah has great connecting events for you in Ogden, with discounts for music, dance, soccer, and football games!  Check out what we have to offer below.  Please contact Community Outreach Director Jill Duke with any questions at jduke@aarp.org.   Mariachi De mi Tierra with Ballet Folklorico de las Americas Monday, September 17, 2018 7:30 pm Peery’s Egyptian Theater 2415 Washington Blvd Ogden, UT  84401  The concert is FREE but YOU MUST REGISTER TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND by calling …

— Starting our new life together in 1991 was scary and exciting.  Jack and I were married and moving to Holland to advance his career with an International Company. My joy was over-shadowed by dread. Jack was diagnosed with myeloma a month before our wedding. Like many who hear “he/she has CANCER” my life changed forever! I was overcome by shock, anger and fear and wondered if I was strong enough. How will I survive the guilt of leaving my business, …

— There are eight volunteer-led AARP Chapters in the District, which offer health and wellness fairs, presentations on relevant topics, community service opportunities and fun outings. Find an AARP Chapter near you by searching here, and get involved! Join us in congratulating two AARP Chapters that received AARP grant funding to support projects in DC. Elementary School Uniforms for Students Penn Branch Chapter 3473 is helping to purchase school uniforms for students in need at Randle Highlands Elementary School in SE …

— Fairfax County recently released a comprehensive guide to homesharing.  Homesharing is an alternative way for people to meet their housing needs that provides numerous benefits to homeowners and renters alike. In simple terms, homesharing is an arrangement by which two or more unrelated people share a dwelling within which each retains a private space. A shared arrangement might involve a homeowner and renter, or two or more people renting a house or apartment together. Home seekers can arrange a regular …

— Communities across Arizona are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in Arizona.  The Community Challenge grants provide communities …

— The Fifteenth Annual Health and Wellness Fair in Richmond Thursday, October 18, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm. The AARP Richmond North Chapter is hosting The Fifteenth Health and Wellness Fair this Fall at The G.R.A.C.E Center at Fifth Street Baptist Church. This event, which is open to the public, will be held at the G.R.A.C.E. Center of Fifth Street Baptist Church, 1302 Victor Street, Richmond, Virginia 23222 on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Doors …

— In New Hampshire, nearly 235,000 people over 65 and individuals with disabilities are covered by Medicare for their health care. Before President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law 53 years ago this month, fewer than 25 percent of older Americans had meaningful health insurance. Even a minor illness could propel them into bankruptcy or send them into a life of poverty. Thankfully, the deal that was struck with Americans in 1965 – pay into Medicare throughout your working life and …

— Communities across Hawai‘i are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in Hawai‘i. The Community Challenge grants provide communities …

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— If you are a voter over the age of 50, congratulate yourself. You are a part of the age group most likely to vote at a state and national level. Of course, who to vote for is another question, and one AARP hopes to help answer. The Facts about the 50+ Voter First, the important stuff we tell everyone we work with:  AARP is a non-partisan organization, which does not endorse candidates, nor does it have a political action campaign …