— AARP Community Challenge Grants Are Back in 2019 Applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities.  Other …

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— Five $60K Winners This Fall; Deadline for Nominations is March 31, 2019 Are you or someone you know age 50 or older who is using their life experience to give back, solve problems or change lives? If so, nominate them or yourself for the AARP Purpose Prize. Five winners will receive $60,000. Nominating someone for the AARP Purpose Prize is fast, easy and open to anyone 50 and older making a difference. All nominations for the AARP Purpose Prize must …

—                   Calling all Kansans! Are you or someone you know age 50 or older who is using their life experience to give back, solve problems or change lives?  If so, nominate them or yourself for the AARP Purpose Prize. Five winners will receive $60,000.Nominating someone for the AARP Purpose Prize is fast, easy and open to anyone 50 and older making a difference. All nominations for the AARP Purpose Prize must be …

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— Computer viruses are scary, and scammers exploit this fear to gain access to your personal information. They do this by tricking you into thinking your computer or other device has been compromised, and that you need their help to fix the problem. The Federal Trade Commission notes that some scammers will pretend to be working for trusted or familiar software companies such as Microsoft. They may ask you to give them remote access to your computer, and then charge you …

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— In Georgia, an estimated 626,070 people, or 25 percent of the rural population, are without access to 25 Mbps/3 Mbps internet service. This lack of high-speed internet, or broadband as it is commonly referred, can have a lasting impact. AARP Georgia supports broadband expansion because broadband delivers new technologies that are improving the quality of life for people of all ages and can help older Georgians live independently in their homes and communities. It also combats social isolation and improves …

— AARP PA officials recently presented State Treasurer Joe Torsella with the AARP Super Saver award for his work to help Pennsylvanians better save for retirement at meeting of the York County Economic Alliance Leadership Luncheon Series. The Super Saver award recognizes Torsella’s leadership in assembling a task force of legislators, business leaders and government officials that is studying how to improve retirement savings for state residents. AARP state and national experts are part of the Treasurer’s task force that is …

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— On Feb. 13, 2019, the Patients First Act (SB 106) was introduced in the Georgia Senate, with the support of Gov. Brian Kemp, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, Speaker David Ralston, and a number of others. This legislation would allow Gov. Kemp to seek two kinds of health waivers for Georgia. The first, a 1115 Waiver, would close the coverage gap for those with incomes up to the federal poverty level, which is about $12,000 in 2019. The other, a 1332 …

— AARP Studios’ latest original YouTube series Date My Grandma is all about making new connections, perhaps even a love connection. In each episode, viewers meet a single grandma whose grandkids help vet suitors and set up a blind date. The six-episode series celebrates love, family and companionship. Grandkids, age 10 to 25, press would-be suitors on everything from “What are your favorite hobbies?” to “Do you exercise?” to “Have you saved for retirement?” Once the grandkids make their choice, what …

— The AARP Massachusetts Executive Council (EC) provides strategic direction for AARP at the state level. The volunteer board is led by State President Sandra Harris. Each member brings uniquely valuable skills and experience to AARP. PRESIDENT, Sandra Harris began her tenure as State President in January 2019. She was formerly a member of the AARP Massachusetts Executive Council, having joined in 2018. Her passion lies with advocating creative solutions and supportive environments that encourage elders to live at the highest level …

—   AARP’s social impact work is at the heart of all we do. As a strong, nonpartisan advocate for social change at the local, state and national levels, AARP fights for issues that matter to people 50-plus, their families and society. Here in Kansas, our work during the 2019 Kansas Legislative Session will focus on, but is not limited to, the following issues of important to the residents of the Sunflower State: Caregiver Support: AARP Kansas will continue our work …