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— Many AARP members are currently serving or have served in the military. We value the freedom and rights secured by these brave individuals and their families. Their service and sacrifices will never be forgotten. That’s why AARP Arkansas is working to find ways to recognize them and thank them for their contributions. One way is through the AARP Arkansas Veterans Booth. The booth is an interactive display that asks veterans to mark on a map where they served and provides …

— AARP is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its second year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Projects may range in …

— If you haven’t filed your income-tax return yet and need some help, don’t worry – free, qualified assistance is available near you. The AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide Program offers no-cost services to low- and moderate-income Texans at hundreds of locations for help in preparing and filing federal tax returns. Bart Hatfield, an AARP volunteer who oversees the Tax-Aide program as its western regional coordinator in Texas, said people don’t need to be AARP members to participate, so the program sees a …

— Are you eager to help your community? Do you want to meet new people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider volunteering with AARP Mississippi. Being a volunteer is a fulfilling experience that allows you to give back to your community in a meaningful way. All that is required is a genuine interest in helping the community by donating your time and skills, said Associate State Director for Community Outreach Ivory Craig. Once you have …

— Todos los jueves a las 7 p.m. sintoniza La Juntilla 50+ por Radio Isla 1320 AM: el programa oficial de AARP Puerto Rico donde desafiamos los mitos de la vida después de los 50. Entérate de lo último en temas sociales y actualidad, estilos de vida, familia, sexo, jangueo, viajes, pasatiempos, política pública, finanzas, salud, comunidad y voluntariado. Escucha nuestra promoción en este enlace.       La Juntilla 50+ – el programa de AARP Puerto Rico Día y Hora: …

— By Philip Lentz Most New Yorkers of color over age 50 retire near the poverty line. They are more than twice as likely as older white residents to spend over half their income on housing. And 330,000-plus New Yorkers 60 and older are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (commonly known as food stamps) but have not signed up for it. These are a few of the troubling findings in three briefs issued by AARP New York that highlight …

— Caregiving, financial security, health care—Arkansans 50-plus face multiple challenges. That’s why AARP Arkansas has expanded its list of topics for group presentations. Civic clubs, church groups, AARP chapters and other organizations can book a free presentation on Medicare, Social Security or caregiving, as well as the ever-popular Fraud Watch Network workshops. AARP Arkansas is recruiting volunteers with public speaking skills to lead the presentations. Volunteers will receive a do-it-yourself kit for each topic, including a curriculum, webinar and supporting materials. …

— AARP Michigan is working with Vonda VanTil, a Social Security public affairs specialist in Grand Rapids, to offer a series of workshops to help Michiganders learn how to apply for Social Security benefits. Many people nearing retirement want to know when to file for maximum financial security. The workshops will address strategic options, how to file, how to work and receive benefits at the same time, and more. Sessions will be held in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Jackson and metro Detroit. …

— AARP Ohio aims to keep members informed about issues that affect them and their families, such as caregiving, utility costs, health care and tax reform. AARP also offers opportunities for members to take action and make their voices heard. That’s especially important in an election year when Ohio voters will choose a governor and U.S. senator. As a nonpartisan organization, AARP does not endorse candidates but does take a stand on issues. Members who want to get involved can sign …

— By AARP Pennsylvania State President Joanne Grossi As AARP Pennsylvania’s state president, I have the privilege of helping shape strategic priorities, building community partnerships with key decision makers and serving as AARP’s spokesperson in Pennsylvania. That means I’m fighting for you and your family on issues that matter most. I’m very proud to be part of a team of talented AARP staff and dedicated volunteers working at the state capitol and in communities statewide.  I wanted you to know our …