— During the first months of 2019, multiple counties across Alabama have seen destruction by mother nature. From tornadoes to floods, our friends and family have been affected in all corners of our state. We know it will take weeks, months and years to recover from the damage that’s been done. AARP Alabama will be here to help you with information and resources as move forward and start to rebuild. During this time of recovery, this page will offer information on …

— “Smart solutions for making your home safe and comfortable.” What if all homes could be suitable for anyone, regardless of a person’s age or physical ability? What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability, could do just that? On February 27, 2019, Jane King a veteran speaker for AARP conducted a Home Fit Workshop for Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. The Home Fit Workshop provided information to participants on how to …

— Connecticut’s manufacturing industry will need an estimated 25,000 to 35,000 new skilled workers for the state’s 4,100 manufacturing companies in the next two decades. Connecticut state colleges and universities, private colleges, and the state’s comprehensive and technical high schools have done a great job of introducing the varied and high-tech career opportunities available to students in the manufacturing industry. However, the growing demand for qualified workers to meet the resurgent manufacturing industry is outpacing the supply, which has created an …

— Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s premier walking group. We are moving forward! Join us and enjoy the great spring weather. Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy and is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle at any age or level of athletic ability. The walking group is scheduled to meet most Monday mornings. The detailed schedule including locations and times is listed below. Walking for …

— RETOOL, RECHARGE, REINVENT Are you over 50 and searching for a new job? Make sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend the 50+ Employment Expo at the Fair Oaks Marriott on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. AARP Virginia and Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) of Greater Washington, Inc. to bring you the 50+ Employment Expo on April 30 in Fairfax. Look for AARP in the 50+ Employment Expo exhibit hall where we will be …

— AARP is offering fun activities in collaboration with the Massabesic Audubon Center from April through June.  Whether you are celebrating Earth Day, listening to songbirds, enjoying the full moon, or relaxing to music, you won’t want to miss the fun! Here’s the line-up of events.  AARP members and their guests must pre-register by visiting the online events calendar at nhaudubon.org or by calling 603 668 2045.  Payment is required at the time of registration.  (If registering online, select the “member” …

— Caring for a loved one? Have caregiving challenges and questions? AARP Virginia is sponsoring Navigating the Caregiving Journey conference in Woodbridge on April 13. This annual event connects family caregivers with support and solutions; empowers family caregivers with insights and information; and educates and informs family caregivers with engaging and enlightening presentations. . The goal of the conference is to connect you with support and solutions; empower you with insights and information, and educate you with engaging and enlightening presentations. …

— The race is on to replace Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings with a record number of contenders. Nine individuals have filed for candidacy, and Dallas County Election Day is May 4. With this number of candidates, a runoff election may be necessary if no single candidate takes home a plurality of the votes. Read on to learn about each candidate currently in the running to be the new mayor.       2019 Dallas Mayoral Candidates   Mike Ablon Age: 54 …

— Trained AARP speakers available free of charge in Puget Sound and SW Washington areas Did you know that AARP is right here in Washington State? We’re working hard on the issues that matter to you and your family. With nearly one-million members in the state, and 38-million members nationwide, we’re committed to strengthening communities and advocating for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. If you’d like to learn more, we may be able to …

— Three billion dollars. That’s how much older Americans are losing to abuse and financial exploitation every year, and that’s only the reported amount. At AARP, staff and volunteers alike are working hard every day to fight elder abuse and exploitation across the country. Right here in the District, AARP DC is supporting the bill re-introduced by Councilmember Anita Bonds that proposes the creation of an Elder Abuse Response Team (EART) in Washington, DC. The team — whose goal is to …