— AARP Indiana is sponsoring several events this month to help Hoosiers with spring cleaning and fighting fraud. The first event offers free paper shredding at Wesselman Park in Evansville on Friday, April 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. In addition, AARP is working with Crimestoppers of Central Indiana to offer shredding, recycling of small electronics and computers, and safe disposal of pharmaceuticals at five locations on Saturday, April 21. At these events, consumers are requested to make a $5 donation to Crime-stoppers …

— AARP Iowa invites community groups across the state to schedule a free presentation to help their members guard against fraud. AARP Iowa has a team of trained volunteers ready to give Fraud Watch Network presentations to church groups, civic clubs, veterans organizations, senior centers and libraries across the state. Financial crimes against older Iowans are a growing concern. Con artists often target older people because they are likely to have savings. To schedule a presentation or to become a volunteer …

— 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 …

— From Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director Welcome to the Spring 2018 Edition of the AARP Maine E-Newsletter! I’m excited to share with you the latest happenings across Maine. Each quarter we bring you news from around the Pine Tree state, hoping to highlight the issues of most interest to you and your family. Do you love politics and the political process? You may be one of the dozens of activists and volunteers who joined us during the legislative session …

— Volunteering with AARP can be fun and rewarding, but it’s even more fulfilling when volunteers come together and make an impact as a team.   Meet our featured volunteers and college sweethearts, Ronald and Elouise McLaughlin. The couple met at Alcorn State University in Lorman, Miss. and had careers in education. After retirement, the two decided to get involved in their community and become volunteers for AARP Mississippi. Here is what they had to say about volunteering, working together, and AARP: …

— While the April 17 tax deadline is swiftly approaching, it’s not too late to get free tax assistance and preparation from AARP Taxi-Aide Foundation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. Last year, 139 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 17,169 people file their federal and state tax returns in Mississippi. The program is offered at approximately …

— AARP Mississippi is observing Operation Stop Scams with a series of events throughout the state from April 16 – May 21. Operation Stop Scams aims to help Mississippians in the fight against fraud. According to the latest reports on identity fraud, more than $20 billion was stolen from about 13 million victims in 2012. One common method that criminals use to gain private information is sorting through trash. Americans can reduce their risk of identity fraud by destroying all documents …

— CHEYENNE – The Care for Critters program in Sweetwater County is back for its third year, helping Southwest Wyoming seniors take care of their pets from April 23 to May 24 in Rock Springs and Green River. The Care for Critters program helps seniors pay for food, vaccines and other items for their pets through donations, as well as funding from AARP Wyoming, and PETCO. Senior Centers in Rock Springs and Green River have placed a tree of sharing in …

— English [Ver enlaces de abajo para descargar una copia gratis “de la tarjeta de bolsillo” y colocarla en tu cartera y la de tu ser querido. Así, ambos tendrán disponible la información importante acerca de esta nueva ley cuando más la necesiten.] Hoy en día, millones de californianos están proporcionando atención a un miembro de la familia, pareja o amigo con una enfermedad crónica, incapacitante o grave. Estos “cuidadores familiares” brindan ayuda indispensable con tareas como la preparación de comidas, bañarse, …

— Español [See links below to download a print a FREE ‘wallet card’ and place them in your and your loved one’s wallets. That way, you’ll both have the important information about this new law available when you need it most.] Today, millions of Californians are providing care for a family member, partner, or friend with a chronic, disabling, or serious health condition. These “family caregivers” provide indispensable help with such tasks as meal-preparation, bathing, dressing, administering medications and wound-care. AARP has …