— 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 …

— Goal is to turn out 50-plus voters for midterm elections AARP has launched “Be the Difference. Vote,” a multifaceted campaign designed to maximize the influence of America’s 50-plus voters in this year’s midterm elections. The campaign seeks to get the largest possible turnout of voters age 50-plus to the polls during the ongoing primaries and in the November general election. It will also put front and center issues like Medicare, Social Security, financial security and caregiving—topics of particular interest to older voters. The campaign website will …

— By Phil Zarlengo, AARP Volunteer Transitions alumni coordinator and former AARP Board chair*   There are over 22 million veterans in the U.S., and AARP has the privilege of recognizing nearly 8 million of them as members.  In fact, these numbers signal that AARP is the largest membership association for veterans in the country!   It is a pleasure to let you know that significant efforts are underway to help AARP serve this important segment of its membership. AARP recently introduced the …

— AARP is delighted to offer members and their guests the special opportunity to experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way– in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family! Directed by Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation adds new depth and dimension to this well known Jewish musical. Don’t miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world.  The little town of Anatevka will …

— Boston – As a major federal government initiative is underway to issue new identification cards to the 1,289,320 Medicare beneficiaries in Massachusetts and nationwide, an AARP survey finds that a majority of those enrollees are at risk of being victimized by fraud schemes designed to capitalize on the card replacement program.   In response, AARP Massachusetts is participating in an education campaign to raise awareness among consumers about Medicare Card scams.   The year-long national effort to mail new ID …

— AARP Connecticut submitted the below comments to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) as well as Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) regarding the Millstone  subsidization. PROCUREMENT FOR ZERO-CARBON RESOURCES PURSUANT TO CONNECTICUT GENERAL STATUTES – 16a-3m COMMENT OF AARP ON DRAFT RFP July 20, 2018 Pursuant to its June 22, 2018, Notice of Opportunity for Comment on the Department’s draft Notice of Request for Proposals from Private Developers for Zero-Carbon Energy of the same date, AARP respectfully submits these comments. AARP, …

— By Dr. Smita Patel The importance of exercise is a message we hear from health professionals throughout our lives, and we are inundated with fitness messages in the media. Now you can add improved brain health to the long list of benefits from exercising. Research shows that aerobic exercise – such as walking briskly for 30-40 minutes, 3-4 days per week – reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease. In good weather, you can swap gym memberships, trainers and getting in the …

— Osher Life Long Institute (OLLI) Fall 2018 Term in Northern Virginia September 17 – November 9, 2018 Priority Registration will open Tuesday, August 14 at 9:00 through Thursday, August 23 at noon. Registration continues until end of term. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at George Mason University offers daytime courses, lectures, special events, and other activities during a eight-week fall program. There are no exams, no credits, no college degree required or offered, and no age threshold. There are …

— The City of Winooski’s first-ever parklet project is coming to Main Street. What is a parklet?  Parklets are public seating platforms that convert curbside parking spaces into vibrant community spaces. Most parklets have a distinctive design that incorporates seating, greenery, and/or other pedestrian-friendly features. About the project On March 27th, 2018, AARP awarded the City of Winooski Community Services Department with their Placemaking Demonstration Project Grant in the amount of $3,000. These funds will be applied to creating a special seasonal parklet that will …

— Communities across Louisiana 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 Louisiana.  The Community Challenge grants provide communities …

— Come see the Riveting story of Little Rock at the Sheen Center with AARP   Join AARP this summer for discounted tickets every Tuesday for Little Rock at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture from July 3rd – September 4th (with a talk back after the show on July 31st).   Little Rock tells the riveting true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city’s formerly segregated central high school. What began as their …