— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Michigan for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!   EVENTS SEPTEMBER Sunday, September 9  –  Grandparents Day Celebration.  Join AARP Michigan and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra for a fun-filled afternoon with live music performed by Quartet Felice. We’ll also create …

— AARP Foundation Experience Corps trains volunteers, age 50 years and over, to tutor and mentor more than 30,000 Pre-K to 3rd grade students throughout the country. The program is recruiting volunteers for the 2018-2019 academic year now. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for adults in DC looking to get involved and make a difference in your neighborhood! For more information, visit Experience Corps’ website or email dfraction@aarp.org. Get Inspired by Ernestine’s Story When Ernestine Young heard about an exciting program …

— Medicare contributes $2.4 billion to Hawai‘i’s economy, equivalent to  15% of state and local government spending in the state, according to a new report from AARP released just before the 53rd anniversary of the law. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare and Medicaid laws into effect on July 30, 1965 as amendments to the Social Security Act. Former President Harry Truman, who was the first president to propose national health insurance, was enrolled as Medicare’s first beneficiary. The Medicare program …

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— AARP Calls on Public Service Commission to Reject Smart Meters Kentucky Utilities Co. and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (KU/LG&E) seeks permission from the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) to install some 1.3 million smart meters over the next four years. On behalf of its 470,000 members in Kentucky, AARP Kentucky’s Public Comments ask the Public Service Commission to reject the proposed smart meter request by KU/LG&E Case: 2018-00005. AARP appreciates this opportunity to comment on the latest proposal of Louisville Gas and Electric …

— Project Among 129 Grantees Across the County AARP announced Wednesday the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, which includes a recipient right here in New Mexico – Albuquerque’s South Valley MainStreet. The South Valley Mainstreet focuses on creating community based economic development and revitalization while preserving the South Valley and its traditions. “We are honored, grateful, and excited that AARP is investing in the South Valley community, its people, traditions, culture and history, all with the goal …

— With New Mexico’s sunny skies and wide open spaces, many people think that cycling would be a great outdoor activity but wonder how to get started, what kind of bike to get and how to stay safe. AARP New Mexico Volunteer Joe Abbatacola, an avid bike rider, has created a special free class to address those very questions. Your Road to Health and Wealth … by Bicycle will be offered July  28th in Santa Fe and Aug. 8th in Albuquerque. …

— AARP Mississippi is inviting all Veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Brown Mississippi Baptist Church, 980 Stateline Road East in Southaven. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 219,000 Veterans resided in Mississippi. AARP Mississippi seeks to bring together Veterans of all eras to …

— The 40th Annual New Mexico Senior Olympics will be July 18 to the 22 at 18 different locations around Albuquerque. If you’re a sports fan this might be the perfect event for you as the Olympics include a variety of different sports and are absolutely free for spectators. The 2018 Games have a record number of registered athletes: 2052 in-state athletes and 137 out-of-state athletes. More than 500 people have signed up as volunteers to make sure the Summer Games …

— Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life. You may have become a caregiver suddenly or perhaps your role has evolved over time. No matter where you are in the caregiving continuum – starting to plan or taking care of a family member – having resources at your fingertips will make the process easier. With many organizations offering different types of help and services, it can be a challenge to sort out …

— Millennial Family Caregivers More Likely to Care for Someone with a Mental or Emotional Health Issue, AARP Report Finds One-in-four of the nearly 40 million family caregivers in America is a millennial. AARP’s latest report, “Millennials: The Emerging Generation of Family Caregivers,” spotlights the unique. experiences and challenges this generation faces as more support a parent, grandparent, friend or neighbor  with basic living and medical needs. According to the report, millennials are more likely to care for someone with a …