Register to Vote by April 16

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-01T03:02:00+00:00">April 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-22T12:28:02+00:00">March 22, 2018</time> by AARP Pennsylvania

AARP Pennsylvania is urging state residents to register to vote by April 16. That’s the deadline to register to vote in the May 15 primary elections. Pennsylvania seats up for election this year include one U.S. Senate seat, all 18 U.S. House seats, governor, lieutenant governor, all 203 state House seats, and 25 state Senate seats. AARP does not endorse candidates but does take a stand on issues that affect people 50-plus and encourages civic engagement. People 50-plus made up …

PA-Ballot box power

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-01T03:01:00+00:00">April 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-22T11:01:54+00:00">March 22, 2018</time> by

AARP Pennsylvania is urging state residents to register to vote by April 16. That’s the deadline to register to vote in the May 15 primary elections. Pennsylvania seats up for election this year include one U.S. Senate seat, all 18 U.S. House seats, governor, lieutenant governor, all 203 state House seats, and 25 state Senate seats.  AARP does not endorse candidates but does take a stand on issues that affect people 50-plus and encourages civic engagement. People 50-plus made …

Get Out and Enjoy the Community

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-01T03:00:00+00:00">April 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-22T10:51:06+00:00">March 22, 2018</time> by AARP North Carolina

Nearly 2.5 million North Carolinians live in areas that have joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Elected officials in these cities, towns and rural areas have pledged to prepare for an aging population by improving factors that affect the health and well-being of older adults. One such factor is use of outdoor spaces. This spring, AARP North Carolina is hosting events across the state to improve parks, community gardens and other places where people gather for recreation and relaxation. …

Learn to be Penny Wise

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-01T02:53:00+00:00">April 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-21T12:00:00+00:00">March 21, 2018</time> by AARP West Virginia

April is tax time, and it’s also a perfect opportunity to get wise about how you spend, save and invest your cash. AARP West Virginia is cohosting a series of educational events during Money Smart Week, April 21-28. Begun by the Federal Reserve Bank in 2002, Money Smart Week is the most comprehensive financial literacy program in the country. The multistate program offers free financial advice for people of all income levels, informing consumers about such things as saving for …

See the Somerset Patriots on AARP Sundays

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-01T02:51:00+00:00">April 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-22T11:01:05+00:00">March 22, 2018</time> by AARP New Jersey

The crack of the bat, the aroma of popcorn and AARP. That’s what’s on tap for baseball season in New Jersey. The Somerset Patriots—the winningest team in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball—is offering AARP members and their guests a 50 percent discount for upper box and field box seats at all 11 Sunday home games. AARP New Jersey staff and volunteers will be on-site at each home game to share information about its activities in the Garden State, as …

Report: Aging Population Boosts State’s Economy

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-01T00:01:00+00:00">April 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-23T10:49:11+00:00">March 23, 2018</time> by AARP Arkansas

The state population is aging, and AARP Arkansas wants everyone to know that’s great for the state’s economy. The 2017 Longevity Economy report, prepared by Oxford Economics for AARP, explodes the myth that people 50 and older are a drain on the economy. In fact, older Arkansans are critical to the state’s fiscal health. While Arkansans 50-plus make up less than 36 percent of the state population, they contribute 41 percent of the state’s GDP, according to the report. Over-50 …

Protect Your Identity, Shred Old Documents

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-01T00:01:00+00:00">April 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-23T10:58:01+00:00">March 23, 2018</time> by AARP Alabama

Just after filing taxes is a good time to shred old documents to keep them from falling into the hands of identity thieves. More than 3,600 Alabamians filed complaints of identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission in 2017. As part of Operation: Stop Scams, a nationwide series of events in April, the AARP state office is sponsoring free shredding events. Cities, dates and locations include Montgomery, on Friday, April 13, 7 a.m.-noon, at Garrett Coliseum; and Florence, Saturday, April …

Shred Documents to Guard Against Fraud

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-01T00:01:00+00:00">April 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-26T19:25:15+00:00">March 26, 2018</time> by AARP Hawaii

Documents containing sensitive information can leave a bread trail for scammers, potentially leading to identity theft. Spring cleaning is a good time to shred them. AARP Hawaii is working with Access Information Protected, a records management company, to offer free shredding events on three islands on Saturday, April 28. The events, scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon, will be on Oahu, at 98-736 Moanalua Loop in Aiea; the Big Island, at 73-4164 Huli Koa Drive in Kailua-Kona; and Maui, at …

Free Concert Celebrates Volunteers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-01T00:01:00+00:00">April 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-26T19:45:57+00:00">March 26, 2018</time> by AARP Montana

Volunteers are the backbone of AARP’s efforts for older Montanans, and the state office is celebrating their contributions by hosting a free concert during National Volunteer Week. The Heart of Montana event is Thursday, April 19, at the Myrna Loy Center in Helena. The concert features award-winning performer Jack Gladstone, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, whose lyrics speak of cultural change in the West. A volunteer appreciation reception at 5:30 p.m. will precede the 7 p.m. performance. “Through volunteerism, …

Nevadans 50+ Spur Economic Growth

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-01T00:01:00+00:00">April 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-26T19:58:45+00:00">March 26, 2018</time> by AARP Nevada

A misguided myth brands older people as a drain on the economy, but AARP Nevada is setting the record straight. A recent report by Oxford Economics for AARP shows people 50 and older are major contributors to economic growth. In Nevada, people 50-plus make up about a third of the state’s population, but drive nearly half of its GDP. They account for $69.3 billion in spending, especially in the areas of health care, entertainment and utilities. Nevadans 50-plus represent 31 …