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— Welcome to Capitol Catch-Up week 6 featuring Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden. Watch the short video for Gold Dome updates. The text of her video is below. Happy Friday! ‚ÄúThis week at the General Assembly, the House unanimously passed HB 635, which would develop an effective review process for elder abuse. We thank Chairman Sharon Cooper for her leadership on this important legislation. The hearing for SB 351, which would afford full practice authority for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in …

— AARP Connecticut provided members of Connecticut‚Äôs Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) with comments about the proposed settlement to Eversource Energy‚Äôs request to implement a significant rate increase that would raise the cost of energy for Connecticut ratepayers (Docket No. 17-10-46). The letter from AARP Connecticut Director of Advocacy and Outreach John Erlingheuser follows: Please accept these comments from AARP Connecticut concerning the proposed settlement for Docket 17-10-46. Families in Connecticut count on utilities being affordable and reliable to cool, heat …

— AARP is making a difference in your community, and you can be part of it. At AARP, we fight fraud, help drivers stay safe, provide free tax help, and celebrate family caregivers. Join us for refreshments and hors d‚Äôoeuvres, and learn more about expanding your possibilities in life at any age. WHEN: ¬†¬†¬†Thursday February 22, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 pm WHERE:¬†¬†Ole Tapas¬† Lounge and Restaurant 1126 Capitol Trail Newark, DE 19711 RSVP:¬†¬†¬†¬†Click ¬†HERE¬†to register or¬† call ¬† ¬† ¬†1-877-926-8300  

— AARP Florida has 2.7 million members and 3,000+ volunteers. ¬†We offer news and information, research and events that matter to you. Meet our all volunteer Executive Council. Contact us via email at¬†FLAARP@aarp.org¬†and follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Doral¬†Office 3750 NW 87th Ave. Suite 650 Doral, FL 33178 Phone: 866-595-7678 Fax: 786-804-4544 M- F, 9 am – 5 pm Local Map St. Petersburg Office 360 Central Ave. Suite 1750 St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Phone: 866-595-7678 Fax: 727-369-5191 M – F, …

— The AARP Massachusetts Executive Council¬†(EC) provides strategic direction for AARP at the state level. The volunteer board is led by State President Sandy Albright. Each member brings uniquely valuable skills and experience to AARP. PRESIDENT, Sandy Albright, LICSW (licensed independent clinical social worker), joined the EC in 2014 and became president in 2015. She served as Massachusetts Undersecretary of Elder Affairs from 2007 to 2013. Prior to that she was the CEO of Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, Inc., from 2002-2004, …

— This Black History Month, we invite you to join us in the celebration from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28.¬† You can get a discount on AARP membership (25 percent off for new or renewing members) and on the online AARP Driver Safety course. You may even be able to get together with friends and neighbors for a free movie screening of The Butler and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Story in Central Virginia. Or you could be one of …

— Lleg√≥ una vez m√°s la temporada de declaraci√≥n de impuestos. Los impuestos son complicados, especialmente si estas planificando tu jubilaci√≥n o considerando otros cambios en tu vida.¬† Por suerte, el equipo de voluntarios de la AARP Foundation, certificados por el IRS, est√° aqu√≠ para ayudar. ¬°Nuestros voluntarios han ayudado durante 50 a√Īos y han servido a m√°s de 50 millones de contribuyentes! Establecido en 1968 con cuatro voluntarios, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide es un programa de preparaci√≥n de impuestos gratuito dirigido …

— It‚Äôs tax season once again. Taxes are complicated, especially if you‚Äôre planning for retirement or considering life changes.¬† Luckily, AARP Foundation‚Äôs team of IRS-certified volunteers is here to help. They‚Äôve been doing it for 50 years and have served more than 50 million taxpayers! First established in 1968 with four volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is a free tax preparation program targeted at the low to middle-income 50-plus community.¬† However, the program is open to all ages and taxpayers do not …

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— aARP Florida issued the following statement today after President Trump signed into law a multi-faceted bipartisan budget reconciliation bill that, among many other features, closes the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan ‚Äúdonut hole.‚ÄĚ A year early The bill also avoids costly caps on Medicare payments for some kinds of medical therapies. ‚ÄúFloridians 65-plus, especially Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription drug costs, will be helped by some provisions of the new budget reconciliation package,,‚ÄĚ said Jack McRay, AARP Florida advocacy …