¿Quieres pasarlo bien? Participa

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-05-07T14:42:23-04:00">May 7, 2019</time> by AARP New York

por Donna Liquori Cuando Kitty Ruderman, de 72 años, llegó a su casa en Queens después de trabajar como voluntaria en una campaña de envío de material por correo en la oficina de AARP en Manhattan, recibió un llamado de otra voluntaria que había trabajado con ella en el proyecto. “Me llamó para asegurarse de que había llegado bien a mi casa. Esa es la clase de personas con quien te encuentras”. Ruderman ha sido voluntaria de AARP durante cinco …

Make a Difference, Tutor a Child

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-01T12:16:00-04:00">May 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-15T13:21:55-04:00">April 15, 2019</time> by AARP Washington DC

AARP District of Columbia is recruiting volunteers for the AARP Foundation Experience Corps, to tutor and mentor children from pre-K to third grade in the 2019-20 academic year. This school year, volunteers provided 5,660 hours of tutoring to 269 students in 57 classrooms. More than two-thirds of students who were below grade level at the beginning of the year improved their reading and literacy performance by half a grade level or more. Want to make a difference in a child’s …

Improving Safeguards for Nursing Home Residents

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-01T00:01:00-04:00">May 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-03T13:51:43-04:00">April 3, 2019</time> by AARP Illinois

AARP Illinois has launched a campaign in Springfield to advocate for the rights and protection of nursing home residents. A bill currently before the Legislature would ensure that minimum staffing is met to prevent the neglect of vulnerable older adults in nursing homes. To educate the public and get support for the legislation, AARP Illinois held a news conference in the Capitol, which was covered by dozens of media outlets. It is also hosting listening sessions between lawmakers and families …

Get Tips on Staying Mentally Sharp

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-01T00:01:00-04:00">May 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-19T10:35:39-04:00">April 19, 2019</time> by AARP Utah

An AARP Utah Real Possibilities University will present tips next month on how people can maintain mental dexterity as they age. Kevin Duff, a professor of neurology at the University of Utah, will discuss staying sharp and improving memory function at the event, in South Jordan, on Thursday, June 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (check-in starts at 5:30 p.m.). It is being held at the Megaplex at the District, 3761 West Parkway Plaza Drive. Breakout sessions will feature a …

Broadband Access Gets a Boost

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-01T00:01:00-04:00">May 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-19T11:22:47-04:00">April 19, 2019</time> by AARP Mississippi

Broadband internet access is an important part of modern life, whether it’s to stay in touch with loved ones or to look for a job. Yet 6 out of 10 rural Mississippians do not have broadband access. AARP Mississippi is working to fix that, pushing successfully for a new law that allows the state’s electric power associations to provide broadband. A 1942 law had restricted such companies to providing only electricity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced $600 million …

Know Someone Making a Positive Impact? Tell Us

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-01T00:01:00-04:00">May 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-03T13:59:25-04:00">April 3, 2019</time> by AARP Ohio

AARP Ohio is seeking nominees for the 2019 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors members who are making a positive impact by volunteering. The award is named after longtime educator and AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus. Nominees will be evaluated on how their work has improved their community, supported the organization’s vision and inspired others. The Ohio recipient will receive a $1,500 award, to be donated to an eligible nonprofit. The award will be presented at the annual Statewide …

Nominate Worthy Volunteers for Andrus Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-01T00:01:00-04:00">May 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-19T10:47:18-04:00">April 19, 2019</time> by AARP Idaho

When older adults use their time and talents to enrich the lives of others, AARP Idaho strives to recognize these volunteers. Nominations are open for the 2019 Andrus Award for Community Service, honoring Idahoans who make a difference in their communities as volunteers. The award, named for longtime educator and AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus, seeks nominees 50-plus who exemplify the association’s commitment to volunteer service and whose work improves the community and inspires others to donate their time. Nominations …

Just Walk: Weekly Stroll in Park for Fitness

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-01T00:01:00-04:00">May 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-19T11:24:40-04:00">April 19, 2019</time> by AARP Georgia

What’s better than taking a brisk walk? How about joining fitness forces with a friendly walking group and a certified health coach? AARP Georgia invites members and nonmembers alike to attend Just Walk—Walk With a Doc. Sponsored by AARP, the walks begin at 10 a.m. every Wednesday through the end of December, at Mason Mill Park, 1340 McConnell Drive, in Decatur. Participants benefit from the lifestyle advice of Carolyn Hartfield, a certified health coach. No RSVP is necessary; just go …

Learn About Brain Health, Stress Reduction

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-01T00:01:00-04:00">May 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-03T14:05:30-04:00">April 3, 2019</time> by AARP Michigan

A series of coffee gatherings in Grand Rapids on the third Wednesday of each month is featuring expert speakers on topics of interest to those 50 and older. The Learn-a-Latte series has covered subjects such as Social Security and how to avoid common scams. The next meeting, on May 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., will focus on brain health. Experts, including a local neuroscientist, will talk about eating healthy, getting physical and mental exercise, reducing stress, and other issues. …

Celebrate San Jose at Viva CalleSJ

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-01T00:01:00-04:00">May 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-19T10:48:46-04:00">April 19, 2019</time> by AARP California

People of all ages will take to San Jose’s streets on Sunday, May 19, for Viva CalleSJ day. Participants will set out on bikes, skates, skateboards, scooters and walking shoes to enjoy six miles of traffic-free streets, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food, music and numerous cultural activities are all part of the free healthy event. A member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, San Jose and its Viva CalleSJ bring life to the concept of …