— On Sunday, May 19, 2019, the ETA Chapter, of Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, is sponsoring the 22nd Annual Presentation of the “Glowing Lamp For The Nurse” Awards. AARP Southeastern (SEVA) Virginia Community Ambassador Sharon Gooden-Harrell is one of the special honorees. The Sorority is recognizing Ms. Harrell due to her service with AARP. Ms. Harrell is a calming presence on the volunteer team and helped to start the first AARP Walking Group in Hampton Roads (Chesapeake, Virginia). A retired …

— Welcome to the homepage for the AARP Washington State Podcast. Our podcast focuses on health, wealth & self, and how we can make life after age 50 the best years of our lives. Hosted by AARP’s Bruce Carlson You can find us on iTunes and subscribe here. Or you can listen through any podcast app. Just search for “AARP Washington State Podcast”. And don’t forget to check out AARP’s national podcasts, such as The Perfect Scam, a weekly podcast from …

— Have you ever thought about writing your own book? Join our panel discussion on April 24th with local writers who will discuss their influences and their writing process. They’ll also offer tips on how you can start writing your own Great American Novel! During the presentation and in the Q&A afterwards, you’ll find out about the opportunities for new writers to be published. Panel: Stephen Zimmer, Fantasy and publisher Seventh Star Press Bill Noel, Mystery and Thriller Angela McPherson, Children’s …

— The city of Lexington is considering changing its zoning rules to allow homeowners to build more accessory dwelling units (ADUs)—also commonly known as granny flats or mother-in-law suites—on their properties. The residences are typically attached to an existing home or situated elsewhere on a property. They offer an affordable option for older adults who want to remain in their homes as they age, rather than move to a retirement village or other setting. With the help of a grant from …

— By Natalie Missakian Chip Thermer may work in a classroom, but he knows factories. The 64-year-old Watertown resident spent more than 30 years in manufacturing, starting as a crane operator and eventually working his way into management. Today, he is channeling that trove of real-world knowledge into a new career: teaching the next generation of Connecticut manufacturing workers. “This is the best job I’ve ever had, without a doubt,” said Thermer, who directs three manufacturing degree programs at Goodwin College …

— This year’s BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair* will be bigger than ever. With booths from more than 100 vendors displaying senior-related products and services. BEACON Senior News’ annual mature lifestyle expo in Grand Junction has kept up with western Colorado’s growing retiree population, making it among the largest senior fairs in the state. The 19th annual boomer and senior expo takes place will be Tuesday, April 16 at Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown Grand Junction, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission …

— Want to become more knowledgeable about local history, travel, cooking or film? Registration begins March 12 for free classes for people 50 and older, offered through AARP Idaho’s partnership with Idaho State University and the Treasure Valley Family YMCA. Classes start on Tuesday, March 19. The New Knowledge Adventures classes are designed to offer exceptional learning and exploration opportunities in a comfortable and noncompetitive academic environment. The spring semester has 31 classes, and residents may enroll in as many as …

—                   Calling all Kansans! Are you or someone you know age 50 or older who is using their life experience to give back, solve problems or change lives?  If so, nominate them or yourself for the AARP Purpose Prize. Five winners will receive $60,000.Nominating someone for the AARP Purpose Prize is fast, easy and open to anyone 50 and older making a difference. All nominations for the AARP Purpose Prize must be …

—   Experience for Hire Matches Older Workers with Job Openings in Grand Rapids Are you looking for part-time or full-time work? Join AARP Michigan and West Michigan Works for a free hiring event in Grand Rapids on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Meet with managers looking for your skills and qualifications, and put your experience to work!   How does this hiring event differ from a job fair? All applicants who register for the Experience for Hire hiring event will submit a résumé. …

— Tuesday, January 29, 2018 Welcome to AARP Maryland’s Tech Tip Tuesday! A monthly tech tip blog created by Communications Intern Henry Kenney III. Learn how to take a screenshot and navigate your photos app. *Note: These tips are applicable only to iPhone. How to take a Screenshot on an iPhone Taking a screenshot is very useful when trying to capture something from whatever screen you’re looking at on your iPhone.    For example, did you find a recipe for your favorite dessert …