— Scams and frauds are on the rise, but Mainers can take active steps to protect themselves and their families.  AARP Maine is once again collaborating with community partners to host free shredding events.  Some of our events will also include medication disposal .  Please join us and bring your friends and family! Questions?  Call Jane at 1-866-554-5380 or email me@aarp.org for information. SHRED IT! Bring all sensitive paperwork that includes account numbers, birth dates, passwords, PINs, signatures and Social Security and/or driver’s …

— Heading to the Flower Show? So are we! AARP is excited to host the AARP Block Party at the 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show on March 9 – March 10. Join AARP staff and volunteers at the Flower Show to learn about what we’re doing in your local community and to have some fun at our new, interactive exhibit. If you happen to plan your trip for March 9 – March 10, you’re in for an exciting experience! AARP is proud to unveil …

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— Join AARP Georgia and The National Association of Veteran Families to learn how you might be eligible for Long Term Care Benefits to pay for Home Care, Assisted Living or Dementia Care. Please join us Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road, Columbus, Ga. 31906. The event is free, but registration is required using this link.

—   Join AARP NY on Broadway and experience the gospel tale of Choir Boy from January 15 – February 5th at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (with a talk back after the show on February 5th with members of the cast and the playwright). Look for the AARP table at the theater to meet AARP staff and volunteers and learn what AARP is doing in your community. Choir Boy tells the story of a talented student who waits for years …

— Meet AARP for The Metropolitan Opera in NYC or your local cinema and see what AARP is doing in your community! You can enjoy Live In HD encores of “Carmen” at participating cinemas across New York State on February 6th and 9th. AARP members and guests can get a 30% discount* www.fathomevents.com/carmen off the regular ticket price using promo code CARMENENCORE.** AMC Regal Cinema will do encore presentations of the opera on February 6th (matinee and evening) and 9th  (matinee) with …

— AARP will host Senator Chris Coons for a LIVE conversation on health care, which was one of the most important issues in the recent elections. The Senator will give insights and take questions on the Affordable Care Act, RX drug prices, family caregiving and more! Delaware is home to 123,000 family caregivers, according to a 2014 AARP survey. We know these dedicated family members spend many unpaid hours caring for a loved one. Supporting these caregivers an important part of …

— Greetings from Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director As the New Year gets underway, I am happy to share our latest member newsletter with you. 2018 was quite a year for AARP in Maine. Our team of staff, volunteers and member activists worked tirelessly to highlight urgent issues that impact 50+ Mainers at the state and federal levels during the elections.  We hosted many programs around the state to bring your voices to both Augusta and Washington.  We also offered …

— Healthy living is within your reach, and there are practical steps you can take right now to stay healthy or improve your wellness. Join AARP North Dakota to learn more about living a healthy lifestyle. You’ll gain access to information and resources on ways to live a more healthy life as you age. There is no cost to attend this lunch and learn, but registration is required. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at each location. The …

— No matter where you are in the journey of family caregiving – just beginning to anticipate a need, helping to coordinate a big move, or taking care of a family member full-time – having a good framework to help guide both you and your loved one will make the process easier. During this hour-long session, we will share a framework to help you make plans to care for friends, family members, or loved ones. You will have the opportunity to …

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— AARP Kentucky Lobby Day – Kentucky General Assembly In today’s non-stop tech driven world of Tweets, texts, and email, the faces and stories of “folks back home” still make a difference in the Capitol. That’s why AARP Kentucky is bringing our volunteers, Chapters, and grassroots activists back to Frankfort on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. AARP Kentucky Lobby Day is an exciting way to meet your lawmakers face-to-face. It’s an important part of making the voices of Kentuckians 50-plus heard in …