— Join us for lunch and hear from medical and community professionals on a wide range of topics that help you stay informed and active.  Inova ACTIVE meets every last Wednesday of the month at 12 noon in the Engh Conference Center of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. Inova ACTIVE: Adult Community That Is Very Energetic is the name of the monthly active seniors (age 60+) community group co-sponsored by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and AARP Virginia.  We meet on the last Wednesday …

— Walking for Grownups with AARP Virginia Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s newest walking group. We are moving forward! Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy, meet new friends and enjoy the beautiful weather as summer transitions into fall. The walking group is scheduled to meet most Monday mornings and we walk rain or shine. The detailed schedule including locations, routes and times is listed below. Walking for …

— Join the City of Fremont at their Age-Friendly events! Age-Friendly Community Dialogue When: Wednesday, April 25th | 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: Teen Center | 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA What: Join the City of Fremont’s efforts to be an age-friendly community. As a member of the world health organization’s age-friendly global network, we are interested in how you think an age-friendly community is a livable community for all. For more information click HERE.   Age-Friendly Health Expo When: …

— Join the Seniors’ Council of Douglas County as we present, Vintage & Vibrant, a day-long educational event that will feature a number of exciting workshops and two very special keynote addresses. The morning keynote will be from Karen Brown, the Chair of the 2018 Colorado Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, and Wade Buchanan, the Governor’s Senior Advisor on Aging.  During the luncheon keynote, participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the Ryan the Robot and her …

— Join us on May 17th at 10:30 am at Lynchburg College’s Syndor Hall for “Have a Happier, Healthier Brain” with Dr. Len Lecci, professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina and Director of Clinical Services at MARS Memory-Health Network. Dr. Len Lecci is on a mission to help people maintain happy, healthy brains. He believes we need to give the health of our brains as much attention as we give to the health of the rest of our body- regardless …

— Join AARP for this “Passport to Healthy Living” kick-off event, and learn more about upcoming healthy living activities in the Bismarck-Mandan area. You can take part in group events and activities that focus on health and wellness, meet new people, and have fun at the same time! Connect with others in the community, have new experiences, and live a more healthy life as you age. There is no charge to attend the kick-off event, but  registration is required. Light food …

— Join AARP North Dakota to learn more about living a healthy lifestyle. Gain access to information and resources on staying fit, wellness, and healthy eating to continue to live your best life at any age. Hear more about physical activities, nutrition, and the importance of social and emotional well-being. Find out how to enhance your quality of life as you age. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at each location. The event is free of charge. Preregistration …

— Did you realize that the City of Concord has a trail system of 31 trails covering 81 miles?  Want to find out more about this fabulous resource? Join AARP New Hampshire and City Planner Sam Durfee for an educational session on how to navigate the off-road trails and how to read the trails and maps (so you don’t get lost!) Sam will take you on a virtual tour of three of the trails and advise you on what to bring …

— By Alan Marx, AARP Tennessee Consumer Watchdog On September 21, 2012, a patient in Tennessee was diagnosed with fungal meningitis, a very rare disease.  The Tennessee case soon was followed by many more. The Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) found that 753 people in 20 states were diagnosed in 2012 with a persistent fungal infection after being treated with a preservative-free pharmaceutical known as methylprednisolone acetate (“MPA”).  64 people in 9 states died of the disease.  Some of the infected …

— By Julia Yarbough June Fisher, 84, laments that she can’t negotiate the park steps on Billy Goat Hill, one of the most beautiful walks in San Francisco. “There are no handrails on those steps,” said Fisher, a physician specializing in internal medicine and occupational health. “It’s something that I will never be able to do until they put handrails in.” At home, she has difficulty reaching cabinets, storing belongings and cooking meals. “One of my biggest problems is reaching. I’ve …