—   You have the experience, now regain the confidence! Central Community College and AARP Foundation are hosting a free workshop in Grand Island May 15 to help older adults compete for full-time, in-demand jobs. This session for age 50+ job seekers will focus on the strategies you need to be successful in finding your next job. Workshop participants may also apply for our free coaching program offering skills training, job search guidance and more. Seating is limited, so please register …

— A large number of Americans are unprepared financially for retirement. Are you on track? Check in with AARP Oregon to learn what you need to know about critical programs such as Social Security, Medicare and work past retirement. There are three options in May in the Portland Metro region. They are free, but you must register on one of the locations below. What: Financial Fitness Workshop & Light Dinner May 16 PCC SE Campus   2305 SE 82nd Ave, 4 …

— Take this simple step to help protect yourself from identity theft by having sensitive personal documents shredded for free on Saturday, June 1, in Minot and Grand Forks. A shredding truck will be at each location between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. The event is open to the public. There is a limit of two boxes. The Minot event will be held in the south parking lot at the Minot Municipal Auditorium, 420 3rd Ave. SW. The Grand Forks event …

— Welcome to the homepage for the AARP Washington State Podcast. Our podcast focuses on health, wealth & self, and how we can make life after age 50 the best years of our lives. Hosted by AARP’s Bruce Carlson You can find us on iTunes and subscribe here. Or you can listen through any podcast app. Just search for “AARP Washington State Podcast”. And don’t forget to check out AARP’s national podcasts, such as The Perfect Scam, a weekly podcast from …

— Welcome Spring with AARP in San Diego! The sun is out, the sky is blue and the weather is so inviting! We are ready to welcome spring with you, your friends and family. Join us at one or all of the following events we have prepared for you this month. Movies for GrownUps- “Storm Boy” | Thursday, April 4 – 7:00 p.m. – AMC Mission Valley, 1640 Camino del Rio Norte, San Diego. STORM BOY is the beautiful and contemporary …

— We are inviting all AARP members and anyone else from the general public to join us at any or all of the state’s four state budget hearings this month in Janesville, Oak Creek, River Falls and Green Bay. At each of these hearings we will have an AARP Wisconsin volunteer advocate testify on a specific issue that we would like to see addressed in the state’s 2019-2021 state budget. As part of this effort, we will have dozens of volunteers …

— To help residents get a jump on post-work preparations, AARP Alaska is offering free Secure Your Future workshops in Fairbanks. Workshops at the Fairbanks Airport La Quinta Inn (4920 Dale Road) will discuss the ins and outs of Medicare—including enrollment, coverage and costs—and financial security, such as investment fundamentals, public-employee retirement, insurance and Social Security basics. Financial advisers will offer four financial-security sessions, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., after the Saturday, May 11, Medicare workshop. The Alaska Medicare Information …

— During tax season, fraudsters ramp up their scams, so it’s a good time for consumers to focus on protecting themselves from identity theft. A key safeguard is the proper disposal of sensitive documents, including personal information used for filing taxes. AARP Utah is partnering with Shred-it to help keep people’s personal details from falling into the wrong hands. Free shredding will be offered Saturday, May 11, in Utah County. Up to 10 boxes per car will be accepted from 9 …

— By Rita Beamish The IRS was calling. Ismael Delgado, 69, didn’t like the sound of that, especially when the “agent” said his tax payment was short. He could pay up immediately or face arrest. “I was concerned,” the retiree, from Napa, recalled. Delgado makes monthly tax payments and thought that maybe one hadn’t been received. Countless taxpayers receive similar calls. They are told the problem can be resolved if they buy an iTunes or other untraceable gift card, covering the …