— 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 …

— Saturay, May 19, 2018:  Get Wise Seniors Expo 8:30 – 12:00 Civic Center Station (RTD), 1560 Broadway, 19th Floor, Denver, Co 80202 The following Divisions will present valuable information on keeping you and your finances safe.  “Give a Hoot” about protecting your personal finances! Register Via Email. Division of Insurance – Kimberly Latta, Director of Senior Health Identifying/ Preventing Potential Medicare Insurance Harm Division of Securities – Jillian Sarmo, Investor Education & Public Affairs Coordinator Social Engineering: The How of …

— Join AARP Georgia for an exciting opportunity to learn how to date safely in the digital era at a Romance and Dating in the Digital Age Workshop.  Come out and listen to tips to avoid romance fraud and learn how to date and sustain healthy and safe relationships successfully online and in person. Refreshments will be provided.   There will also be live entertainment. Space is limited. Registration is required or call  877-926-8300. Date:  June 2, 2018 Time:  11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Augusta …

— AARP celebrates those who embody our #DisruptAging movement that challenges ageist stereotypes and highlights all those who own their age.  Among those New Yorkers who are doing just that is Nancy Genova, President of the board for the 100 Hispanic Women organization.  Nancy has over twenty-four years of health care experience and is currently full-time faculty at Hostos Community College in the Behavioral & Social Sciences Department’s Public Policy & Law Unit.  She is a vibrant, active member of the community and as part …

— May marks Elder Abuse Prevention Month in Texas. Governor Greg Abbott’s proclamation aims to bring awareness to potential risks for older Texans, in the hopes of inspiring change in Texas. Change is already underway. House Bill 3921, which went to effect last September, grants employees of financial institutions the ability to report suspected financial exploitation. The bipartisan law also allows banks and other financial service providers to place a temporary hold on suspicious transactions to combat the misappropriation of funds. …

— AARP Pennsylvania is a proud sponsor of the 3rd annual Philly Free Streets event. Philly Free Streets, a people-powered initiative of the City of Philadelphia, will block off several miles of vehicular traffic along Broad Street on August 11th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The car-free route spanning several miles from City Hall to Erie Avenue will create a connection between Center City and North Philadelphia where people can bike, walk or play to explore the neighborhoods. This event …

— Special Community Event Scheduled on May 27 at 2 pm Helena, Mont., May 22, 2018 –The Stars and Stripes will soon fly over the west end of the Montana Veterans’ Home Cemetery in Columbia Falls. The 121 year-old cemetery is receiving an additional American flag. Funds donated by AARP Montana helped to make this important project a reality.  The flagpole dedication ceremony for the Montana Veterans’ Home Cemetery is on Sunday, May 27 at 2:00 pm.  Hosting the dedication will …

— Join us this summer for our Monthly Tuesdays at the State House! All are welcome as we get together to discuss ongoing issues, meet with special guests and participate in local tours.  See below for details! Questions? Call Amy at 207-776-6303 or email agallant@aarp.org   Tuesday, May 22 9:30am            Meet in the back of the Cross Café 10:00am          Committee orientation in Cross Building Room 203. Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Environment and Natural Resources Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Marine Resources …

— 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 30. Tickets can be purchased by calling 866.461.6556 or go to playWinterPark.com. Use promo code New50. *Any information you provide …

— Chicago, IL. – Illinois consumers, businesses, cities and state taxpayers all could score a big win in the 2018 Illinois legislative session if state Senate leaders allow a vote on legislation to rein in unpredictable, skyrocketing prices in generic and off-patent medications, according to AARP Illinois and the former mayor of a northern Illinois city recently featured on “60 Minutes.” Former Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey joined AARP Illinois in calling on state Senate President John Cullerton to schedule an immediate …

— AARP Kansas is pleased to welcome Kevin Kneisley, Hiawatha, as the state’s new Driver Safety Coordinator for AARP Driver  Safety (ADS).  Kevin joined ADS in 2017 as a Driver Safety instructor. As the state coordinator, Kevin assists Driver Safety instructors throughout the state of Kansas in promoting safe driving classes, recruiting volunteers and working with local organizations to host sites for the classes. Kevin brings a wealth of experience to the volunteer job. He has been an educator for 19 years in Kansas and …

— ASHEVILLE – At a regional fraud prevention event held by elder advocates across the Mountain Region, AARP volunteer Betsy Cantrell was presented with the AARP Andrus Award for her outstanding contributions to improving the lives of adults as they age. The award, named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus is given each year to the North Carolinian who has done the most to promote the health, economic security and well-being of older adults. According to AARP North Carolina, Cantrell …