—   Would you like to work for the Seahawks? AARP Washington, the Seattle Seahawks and CenturyLink Field are teaming up on a mission to fill hundreds of game-day and events jobs at Seahawks and Sounders FC games, major concerts and other events at CenturyLink Field and the WaMu Theater. “We’ve found that many of our best employees are older or retired”, said Chad Scarbrough, Training and Events Manager for the Seahawks and First & Goal, Inc. “These folks are dedicated and enthusiastic …

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— MVI_3042.MOV State President Lee Baker rallies other AARP Georgia volunteers prior to leaving for the Securities and Exchange Commission hearing in Atlanta. AARP will continue efforts to ensure consumers have access to advice in their best financial interests. We appreciate the support of our volunteers as we continue to advocate for those who are 50-plus. Posted by AARP Georgia on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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— Following the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new rule proposal intended to help consumers get investment advice in their best interest, AARP today previewed upcoming testimony for a SEC Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting later this week in Atlanta, Ga.  On behalf of its 38 million members and all hard-working Americans saving for their retirements, AARP will continue efforts to ensure consumers have access to advice in their best interest, as the SEC also begins a series of regional town hall meetings …

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— You’ve worked hard to save enough to enjoy your retirement. But a loophole in the rules makes it legal for some bad financial advisers to tell you where you should put YOUR money based on what’s best for THEIR pocketbooks, not yours. The result? Americans end up in riskier investments with higher fees and lower returns – and Wall Street makes billions. The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering a new rule for financial advisers, but it isn’t strong enough …

— An expert witness testified in support of AARP’s concerns about Montana-Dakota Utilities’ proposal to raise natural gas rates during a North Dakota Public Service Commission technical hearing May 30-June 1. MDU is asking for a $3.6 million increase applied to residential customers and general service (large commercial users) customers. AARP formally intervened in this rate case allowing us to testify against the rate proposal during the hearing. AARP raised the following issues with MDU’s proposal: The collection of the increase …

— If you’re 50 or older and live in Delaware, you’re probably doing more than your share to boost the state’s economy. A recent report by Oxford Economics for AARP dispels the myth that older people are a fiscal burden. Delaware households headed by someone 50 or older represent 38 percent of the state population, yet account for 51 percent of its gross domestic product. These households account for 59 percent of consumer spending in the state, mostly in health care, …

— By Natalie Missakian Jim O’Brien recalls missing only one election in almost 50 years of voting, and the 69-year-old Cheshire resident knows he’s not alone among people his age in Connecticut. “I’ve frequently talked to other AARP members whose voting records are as good as or better than mine,” said the AARP volunteer. Politicians know that “as a group, we go to the polls.” AARP members could play a key role in the 2018 state elections. With Democratic Gov. Dannel …

— By Jill Gambon Fran Lautenberger, a retired theater professor, doesn’t mind getting up in front of strangers and talking. Looking for volunteer opportunities after moving to Cape Cod from Alaska, she signed up with AARP Massachusetts to give workshops on fraud prevention. She liked the idea of learning something new and sharing the information with others. She went through training to master the material and now gives presentations to community groups and at libraries, senior centers and other venues. “I’m …

— South Carolinians go to the polls this month to vote in primary elections for governor, lieutenant governor and other statewide offices. Do you know where the gubernatorial hopefuls stand on issues important to people 50 and older? AARP South Carolina hosted a forum in February attended by six of the eight candidates for governor. Questions included how to help more workers in the state save for retirement, how to keep utilities affordable and how to help more people age at …

— There’s a growing natural resource in Alabama that boosts the state’s fiscal health. It is the population of Alabamians 50 and older. Through their work, purchasing power, and state and local taxes, this group pulls more than its weight in sustaining the economy. A recent report from Oxford Economics for AARP shows Alabamians 50-plus comprise 36 percent of the state’s population, yet account for 39 percent of its GDP. And they are big consumers, accounting for 57 percent of spending …