— There are eight volunteer-led AARP Chapters in the District, which offer health and wellness fairs, presentations on relevant topics, community service opportunities and fun outings. Find an AARP Chapter near you by searching here, and get involved! Join us in congratulating two AARP Chapters that received AARP grant funding to support projects in DC. Elementary School Uniforms for Students Penn Branch Chapter 3473 is helping to purchase school uniforms for students in need at Randle Highlands Elementary School in SE …

— Fairfax County recently released a comprehensive guide to homesharing.  Homesharing is an alternative way for people to meet their housing needs that provides numerous benefits to homeowners and renters alike. In simple terms, homesharing is an arrangement by which two or more unrelated people share a dwelling within which each retains a private space. A shared arrangement might involve a homeowner and renter, or two or more people renting a house or apartment together. Home seekers can arrange a regular …

—       Change always starts with a good idea and energy…and sometimes a little jump start! As a way to encourage and support grassroots action to make Burlington more livable, AARP Vermont is once again offering Community Action Grants to provide modest funding and technical support to community groups or individuals. The initiative is part of the Livable BTV, an AARP Vermont initiative aimed at preparing Burlington for the rapidly aging demographic shift – particularly in the areas of …

— Virginia Beach, Virginia – Virginia residents reported 7,656 cases of identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission during 2017, yet a new AARP survey finds that almost half of consumers ignore experts’ recommendations to regularly shred their sensitive financial records. . That’s why AARP Virginia is offering free on-site document shredding from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 during a Fraud Watch Network Event. Leading identity theft expert Frank Abagnale will be the keynote speaker for the event …

— Join AARP for a free hands-on workshop, and learn how to get the most from your mobile devices. All participants will get hands-on experience with devices, and a free touchscreen stylus pen. Register today – seating is limited!       Intro to iPad: Beginner Workshop Explore the iPad’s capabilities with new technology users like you! • Texting – Learn the technique, learn the lingo • Photos – Capture the moment and snap a selfie • Apps – What they are, what …

— 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 June 28th in Santa Fe and Aug. 8th in Albuquerque. …

— AARP Michigan is working to empower you in the fight against fraud. Every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity. In the last year alone, Americans lost $16 billion of their hard-earned dollars to fraud, identity theft and scams. Every year, thousands of Americans are impacted by fraud and scams – it’s time to fight back and beat con artists at their own game. Upcoming Events Fraud Watch Network workshops We’ll explain what identity theft is, help you avoid becoming a …

— For the hundreds of thousands of caregivers across Kansas tirelessly caring for their parents, spouses, and other loved ones so they can live independently at home, help is here. The Kansas Lay Caregiver Act took effect on July 1, 2018, giving caregivers support as their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. Across Kansas, 345,000 caregivers spend four million hours each year caring for loved ones – a contribution totaling about $3.8 billion in unpaid care. …

— 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 …

— Donna Cavill of Escanaba served in the U.S. Air Force for eight years, part of that in the Desert Storm combat phase of the Gulf War. As if the intensity and danger that come with combat service are not enough, Cavill recalled how she was treated as a second class citizen in Saudi Arabia because she is a woman. “Women weren’t even allowed to drive,” she said, shaking her head. It’s for military veterans like Donna who put their lives …