— By Celina Grimes Drawn to the welcoming theater scene in Minneapolis, Alison Edwards is reshaping the perceptions of older women in theater one play at a time. Co-founding PRIME Productions, a theater company with Elena Giannetti and Shelli Place, these ladies were tired of the stereotyped roles written about women over the age of 50. Having passion and knowledge on the theater industry and drive to change the scene, these three women are making women’s voices within the Twin Cities …

— 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 OCTOBER Tuesday, October 2  –  Disrupting Disparities: A Continuum of Care in Michigan, Statewide Conference.  AARP Michigan, Western Michigan University College of Health and Human Services, along with more than …

— AARP New York invites members and guests to the screening of Angel in the City, at the New York Latino Film Festival on August 25th The Angel in the City video takes viewers on a ride of discovery and empowerment from local and world-renowned legends. In this debut, host Angel De Leon travels on his motorcycle and sends the audience on a journey through the Bronx with segments featuring Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon, B-boy legend and president of the Rock …

— 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 ONGOING Fourth Tuesday of Each Month  –  AARP on Tap. Connect with other 50+ folks over a beer (or other beverage). Learn about local craft breweries (including tours), network with …

— 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 Monday, September 24  –  Finances 50+. This workshop is designed to help you build habits than can improve your financial situation. You will get a good handle on where you stand …

— In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in North Carolina.  The Community Challenge grants provide communities with the chance to fund innovative projects that can inspire change in areas such as transportation, open …

— Improve the Way You Network and Interview Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Do you need assistance in preparing for an upcoming interview? If you are interested in improving your networking or interview skills, then join us June 29th at 1:00 p.m. for: Sharpen Your Networking & Interview Skills! Refresh your professional image and put your best self forward. Discover how to effectively network Create a winning “elevator pitch” Learn tips to ace your interview Click the “Register” …

— Gayle Novak, Denver area restaurateur, fund-raiser, wife, mother of six and grandmother of 13 is the 2018 Ms. Colorado Senior America. Novak was one of a dozen talented contestants in the 24th Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant held May 26 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. The pageant celebrates women in the “age of elegance,” 60 and above, who capture the joy of living and the disruption of aging. This year’s oldest contestant is a youthful 92. Contestants compete in …

— CHEYENNE – AARP Wyoming State President, Kate Sarosy of Casper, will offer a Disrupt Aging presentation at the Torrington Friendship Center on June 14 starting at 10 a.m. The Friendship Center is located at 216 East 19th Avenue in Torrington. Goshen County AARP Community Action Group and the Goshen County Friendship Center in Torrington are sponsoring the event, in conjunction with AARP Wyoming, which will provide a free lunch for those attending. The Disrupt Aging movement has been alive and …

— By Sandi Coyne, Goodwin College, Program Director, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership “Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. THOSE DAYS ARE OVER.” — Bella Abzug It is a new day! But for women over 50 it is a time for direction and possibility. Sure, you have had a career and opportunities but now you have the chance to retool those skills and take them back to the workplace in a different way, different place, …