— By Kayla McVay You did it! Perhaps one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make in life is deciding to live life to the fullest as you age. AARP is dedicated to helping the 50-plus population live their best lives. Join AARP Mississippi on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for 50-Plus Living A Complete Life. The free event takes place at the Brown Missionary Baptist Church Family Enrichment Center, 980 Stateline Road East in Southaven, …

— AARP New Mexico is once again sponsoring two free document shredding events, in Las Cruces and Santa Fe, as part of AARP’s Operation: Stop Scams, done in connection with Smart Money Week, April 21st to April 28th. Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself. “It’s not unheard of for scammers to shift through a person’s trash, no matter how icky, to find documents that contain your …

— UPDATE:  It’s time for the Spring Food Drive! Please stop by your participating store location on Friday, April 27 or Saturday, April 28 with non-perishable items for our  2018 Spring Food Drive! Look for our signage and AARP volunteers who will let you know what types of food can be purchased for donation. Every little bit helps.     Wondering where the closest participating location is near you? See below for an up-to-date list of locations: HARVEST 2018 LOCATIONS Anne …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act becomes law in the Virgin Islands

— Español Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, Yahoo, Gmail, icloud  – all but only some of the platforms and tools that connect us with our loved ones through technology. There is no doubt we are living the Digital Age.  Have you ever wondered what happens to your accounts created within these platforms after your passing? In the Virgin Islands, Family Caregivers who lost their loved one have struggled to obtain access to these accounts because once the owner of the accounts …

— By Dana E. Neuts Thirty years after retiring from Boeing, John Pehrson, 91, of Seattle, is helping the city become age-friendly. Pehrson is the volunteer chairman of the Market to MOHAI project. When complete, the 1.4-mile pedestrian corridor will stretch 20 blocks from Pike Place Market to the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) at South Lake Union. The corridor will include lighting and signage aimed at pedestrians and connect two Seattle landmarks and four parks—Lake Union, Denny, Bell Street …