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— AARP Georgia is bringing the Broadway-style stage play Daddy’s Boys to Riverside EpiCenter, in Austell, Georgia, on January 12, 2019. Audience members can choose between two free performances at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Daddy’s Boys uses a highly entertaining infotainment approach to tell the story about a widowed father and his sons, who are in a fractured relationship, coming together when faced with prostate cancer. Daddy’s Boys is the latest health-oriented presentation by award winning playwright Garrett Davis, who …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athlete of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Anna Landrum, a senior at Northeast Jones High School. She was nominated by Lori Landrum. “Anna plays volleyball, basketball and softball,” Landrum said. “She has been a member of her inaugural volleyball team for its first two years and this year …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athlete of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Anne Grayson Clanton, a senior at Lafayette High School. She was nominated by Jennifer Painter. “Anne has a 3.91 GPA and is ranked 19 out of 197 seniors while being a full-time band member since 6th grade and working a part-time …

— 41% of Middle Class Headed Toward Poverty or Near-Poverty in Retirement; NYers of Color Face Starkest Inequities as AARP Looks to #DisruptDisparities NEW YORK, N.Y. – More than two of every five middle class New Yorkers in their 50s are headed for poverty or near-poverty in retirement. Typical workers in the bottom 90 percent of earnings will need almost a third more income in retirement to maintain their standard of living. And fewer workers of color have access to workplace …

— Protect your wallet and your identity from holiday scammers. Attend AARP’s FREE online question and answer event! The holidays are coming—and so are the holiday scammers. Keep your money out of their hands by attending AARP’s free, two-part online question and answer event. During these two interactive sessions, you’ll learn how these criminals work, so you can protect you and yours from the sneakiest frauds and scams out there right now. We’ll also feature an interactive poll and live Q&A …

— The Real Possibilities of an AARP Connection Join AARP Kentucky for our first ever Heart for the Holidays – Mix and Mingle as we enjoy an evening of dancing with a purpose. You can mingle with people your own age and listen to music you enjoy, all while helping those in our community who are in need. The cost of admission is $5 plus a winter item for a homeless veteran. Suggested items include: socks, hats, gloves, scarves, and travel …

— AARP Connecticut has selected four awardees for its inaugural “Livable Communities Grant Program” dedicated to fund quick-action projects in Connecticut communities that will help make immediate improvements or jumpstart long-term progress that will support residents. The AARP Connecticut Livable Communities Grant Program, a local expansion of the AARP Community Challenge initiative, was launched in August to provide nonprofit organizations and municipalities in Connecticut with up to $2,500 for projects that aim to help neighborhoods, towns and cities become more livable …

— Nearly 1 in 10 Arkansas adults are veterans, and AARP Arkansas is hard at work looking out for them. Through the AARP Veterans, Military and their Families initiative and the Arkansas Veterans Team, the state office is serving as a sounding board and an advocate for those who have served the country. AARP Arkansas has protected veterans from fraud and plans to press state lawmakers for a caregiver tax credit when they reconvene in 2019. AARP also invites veterans to …

— Is your group looking for a dynamic expert for your next event? AARP Louisiana has trained volunteer speakers who give presentations on subjects of interest to people age 50-plus — caregiving and caregiver resources, how to keep your brain healthy, and how to spot and avoid scams and frauds. AARP Louisiana encourages churches, community organizations and social clubs to request presentations, which are designed for groups of 15. To schedule a presentation, contact LaTonya Scott at 225-376-1158 or at lsscott@aarp.org.

— Most older Americans want to age in place, staying in their home and community, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute. But to do that, residents need safe, walkable streets and sidewalks. That’s the goal of a Memphis project designed to improve the area near the Josephine K. Lewis Senior Center. Boosted by a $21,040 Community Challenge grant from AARP, the project is meant to promote physical activity and overall accessibility to the center by repairing 1,500 square feet of …