— Professionals from nonprofit organizations, county government, and faith based organizations are invited to attend, along with family caregivers. This is the required seminar for those pursuing Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) certification, to qualify through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. To see if you qualify, please visit the NCCDP website at www.nccdp.org. You are also welcome to come for the education only, without seeking certification. The seminar will cover the following modules: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment, Communication, Feelings, Depression, Repetitive …

— (Ridgeland, MS) – AARP Mississippi is observing Operation Stop Scams with a series of events throughout the state from April 16 – May 21. A shred event will be held from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Metro Center Mall, located at 3645 U.S. 80 in Jackson. A fraud prevention workshop will start at 11 a.m. that day at Metro Center Mall. Another shred event will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on …

— Join AARP Colorado for NeighborWalks 2018. Enjoy guided walks through some of Denver’s most beautiful and interesting neighborhoods. Come meet others in your community, learn the history and join the fun. Walks will be led by a local historian. The goal of NeighborWalks is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. The walks are designed to be inclusive and are themed, educational and social events that bring neighbors together to explore neighborhoods and enjoy …

— Over one million Virginians are caring for older parents or loved ones, helping them live independently at home. AARP wants to help, which is why we have teamed up with Mount Vernon at Home and the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter to present a Caregiver College. Over the course of six weeks we’ll discuss legal and financial planning, healthy living, communications, self-care, and much more. Classes will be held at the Hollin Hall Senior Center, located on 1500 Shenandoah …

— Want to do something good and be rewarded with a beer on us? AARP is partnering with local food shelves and local breweries to make a difference. For the price of a food donation AARP will buy you a beer and set you up with a brewery tour. AARP MN Volunteers will be on-hand to engage with you and thank you for coming out, answer any questions you may have about AARP in the Twin Cities and the work we …

— AARP Alaska Joins in Campaign to Help Keep Scammers from Conning Enrollees ANCHORAGE, AK – As the federal government undertakes a major initiative to issue new identification cards to the Medicare beneficiaries in Alaska and nationwide, an AARP survey finds that a majority of those enrollees are at risk of being victimized by fraud schemes designed to capitalize on the card replacement program. In response, AARP Alaska is participating in an education campaign to raise awareness among consumers about Medicare …

— WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the federal government undertakes a major initiative to issue new identification cards to the Medicare beneficiaries in Michigan and nationwide, an AARP survey finds that a majority of those enrollees are at risk of being victimized by fraud schemes designed to capitalize on the card replacement program. In response, AARP — including AARP Michigan — will participate in an education campaign to raise awareness among consumers about Medicare Card scams. The year-long national effort to mail …

— Guest author Emmaline Rasmussen, MS, RD, E-RYT, is a nutrition specialist and clinical research dietitian at NorthShore University HealthSystem. It’s that time of year again when many of us re-think our diets ahead of warmer weather, swim suits, and shorts, so we’d like to take this opportunity to talk about the Mediterranean diet and what it can do for your health. Not only does a healthy Mediterranean-style diet improve your heart health (old news) but it also plays a vital …

— Join AARP Virginia as we have a community conversation celebrating African American history. Speakers include Ron Styles, Michelle Oliver, AARP Community Ambassadors, genealogists, and independent historians. This event takes place on May 23, 2018 at the North Park Library, located on 8508 Franconia Rd, Richmond, VA 23227, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free but space is limited. Please register today by calling 1-877-926-83000 or register online at https://aarp.cvent.com/RichmondNorthParkLibraryGenealogy .

— The following guest blog was written by Ted Meyerson, an AARP Maryland volunteer. What would you do if you had an accident or suddenly became so ill that you could not talk? If you had done some advance care planning, you and attending health care professionals, would know what medical treatments you would want, or not want.  Advance care planning gives you a voice, even when you cannot speak. It has the potential of avoiding family fights and lessening the …