— With electricity, cell phone service and even landline communications knocked out or damaged in much of the eastern Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael, one major emerging need is for information about who needs help. While most people age 50-plus treasure their independence and vigor, natural disasters can hit older people especially hard. AARP is working to connect those you care about to assistance. At present, it is difficult if not impossible for public officials and aid workers to get in …

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— The midterm elections are of vital importance. Make your voice heard by going to the polls. As the midterm elections draw near, rarely has our country seemed so divided, our need to rediscover our shared values so great. Rarely has there been a more desperate need for our collective voice to be heard. That’s why this past spring, AARP launched a full-scale campaign entitled “Be the Difference. Vote!” to educate voters on the issues and to urge you to show …

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— Hurricane Michael barreled across the Gulf of Mexico and took direct aim at the Florida-Alabama Panhandle. The destructive winds, rain, and unprecedented flooding put millions at risk. Then the storm swept across Georgia and the Carolinas – weaker, but bringing more rain and wind to communities still reeling from last month’s Hurricane Florence. It will be days before people will be able to fully assess the devastation to their homes and communities. Please click here to find out how you …

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— Please be our guest at Clearly Invisible, a stage production by Garrett Davis Productions that highlights the challenges our veterans may face, while recognizing their contributions to their country. Clearly Invisible is free and open to the public, but registration is required using this link. We hope to see you there! For additional information, please contact Jil Hinds at jhinds@aarp.org. When: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 Where: Riverdale Town Centre | 7210 Church Street | Riverdale, GA 30274

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— You Are Invited: AARP Georgia Salutes Veterans!  Please be our guest at the VA Telehealth Showcase presented by the Atlanta VA Health Care System including lunch, provided by Cabot Creamery.  Following lunch, we invite you to stay for Clearly Invisible, a play that recognizes and honors the contributions of our veterans. When: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | VA Telehealth Showcase | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Lunch | 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Clearly Invisible presented …

— AARP will host our first ever bourbon tasting. Members and one guest are invited to enjoy a 30 minute guided tour and a 15 minute tasting all for $5! You’ll also learn more about AARP as we have fun trivia while you wait. Choose your tour time: 6, 6:30 or 7pm and plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to enjoy the fun. The $5 fee is non-refundable and due upon registration and no money will be accepted at …

— Yvette Peña, AARP’s Vice President for Latino Audience Strategy, will be a guest speaker at the 2018 Latino Summit, “Empowerment through Action.” This year’s Summit will focus on the importance of voting. The Summit ties in well with AARP’s new “Be the Difference, VOTE” campaign. The Campaign encourages voter’s to make their voices heard on issues affected American’s age 50 and over. Here are the details for the Summit: WHEN:          Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm …

— In order to promote safer driving in Kansas, AARP is offering its popular Smart Driver Course for free in select cities during the month of October. This is your chance to brush up on your driving skills, learn new techniques to stay safe behind the wheel, and keep up-to-date on driving laws in Kansas. Check out the list of cities below and take advantage of this offer. Some classes may be full, so be sure to call the number listed …

—   AARP Delaware has moved to a new office space in downtown Wilmington. The new office provides enhanced work space for volunteers and staff.  All staff phone numbers remain the same. You may also contact AARP Delaware at 866-227-7441 or at aarpde@aarp.org.  AARP Delaware’s new address is: AARP Delaware 222 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1630 Wilmington, DE 19801 “We were fortunate to find such a well-suited space. I don’t think we could have found a better location for our team. Our …