— Sustainable Yards (Creating Sustainable Outdoor Spaces) Wednesday, May 29, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary 414 Massasoit Rd, Worcester, MA 01604 How can a yard be safe, eco-friendly, and attractive to both people and nature? At Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook, New England’s largest urban wildlife sanctuary, learn how you can enjoy a healthy yard while supporting birds and pollinators through sustainable landscaping. This class will teach you about some of our local birds and …

— By Kelly Ganski Chicago has one of the largest Latino populations in the country, about 800,000 people, according to the Census Bureau. But in recent years, the number of Latinos living elsewhere in Illinois has grown to an estimated 1.3 million—about 10 percent of the state’s population—and many lack access to the types of bilingual services and resources found in Cook County. That’s why AARP Illinois is increasing its focus on other parts of the state this year. “I think …

— AARP Arkansas offers many resources for older adults, including career networking, advocacy for family caregivers and programs to avoid fraud and identity theft. The state office is seeking communications volunteers to help get the word out. Tasks include monitoring the AARP Arkansas Facebook page, sharing information about events and policies on social media, helping get press releases into local media and supporting the AARP advocacy team during state legislative sessions. Arkansas is aging, with more than a fifth of its …

— The Idaho attorney general’s office is warning of a significant uptick in swindlers going after residents with ploys such as impostor scams. Callers pretending to be IRS or state tax officials try to bilk people by telling them they owe taxes and can avoid arrest if they pay immediately through a gift card or wire transfer. To discuss how to spot scams and protect your money, AARP Idaho will host a tele-town hall with Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, on Wednesday, …

— With the legislature in full swing, AARP members can sign up for advocacy alerts and make their voices heard when it’s time to fight for older Oregonians. That includes pushing for workplace rights such as paid family and medical leave, to give all workers time off to care for a new baby or an ill relative. Just 15 percent of U.S. workers have paid family leave through employers. Protecting older Americans against job discrimination is also a priority, by fighting …

— Join AARP Mississippi for an important Telephone Town Hall at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 about government impostor scams. Scammers rip off unwary taxpayers by impersonating agents of the Internal Revenue Service. To join the call, click here. They’ll call and insist that a potential victim has an unpaid tax bill and faces arrest unless they pay up, immediately. Con artists have numerous ways to make the hoax seem convincing. They can trick a caller ID to make it …

— Media inquiries Journalists, please contact Nancy Carr, at 410-895-7624 or ncarr@aarp.org for assistance with a story or to follow up on an AARP Maryland news release or media alert. Please let us know if you’re on deadline so we can work quickly to assist you. Press Releases March 23, 2019 – ARP Maryland Urges “No” Vote on Anti-Consumer HB 563/SB 572 March 12, 2019 – AARP Launches ‘Stop Rx Greed’ Campaign Targeting High Prescription Drug Prices September 26, 2018 – AARP …

— Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s premier walking group. We are moving forward! Join us and enjoy the great spring weather. Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy and is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle at any age or level of athletic ability. The walking group is scheduled to meet most Monday mornings. The detailed schedule including locations and times is listed below. Walking for …

— RETOOL, RECHARGE, REINVENT Are you over 50 and searching for a new job? Make sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend the 50+ Employment Expo at the Fair Oaks Marriott on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. AARP Virginia and Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) of Greater Washington, Inc. to bring you the 50+ Employment Expo on April 30 in Fairfax. Look for AARP in the 50+ Employment Expo exhibit hall where we will be …

— Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Mississippians and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state levels. “High prescription drug prices affect older Mississippians and all consumers who are struggling to afford their medications” said AARP Mississippi State Director Kimberly L. Campbell, Esq. …