— A growing number of people over the age of 50 are known as “encore entrepreneurs,” in that they’re turning their ideas for small businesses into actionable plans. Whether you’re nearing retirement, or retired, or never plan to retire, if you’ve got an idea for small business, you need help from experts. Please join AARP Massachusetts for an upcoming Encore Entrepreneur event Thursday, May 10 in Woburn (details below). The event is free. At the Woburn event, you’ll meet with AARP …

— AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force are coming together to present top experts and law enforcement to present at a free informational Scam Jam and ShredFest. This event will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Every day hundreds of local residents lose their hard earned dollars to fraud schemes. Protect yourself by learning from presenters discussing scams targeting Virginians, such as fake solicitor schemes, …

— Join AARP Virginia as we have a community conversation celebrating African American history. Speakers include Ron Styles, Michelle Oliver, AARP Community Ambassadors, genealogists, and independent historians. This event takes place on May 23, 2018 at the North Park Library, located on 8508 Franconia Rd, Richmond, VA 23227, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free but space is limited. Please register today by calling 1-877-926-83000 or register online at https://aarp.cvent.com/RichmondNorthParkLibraryGenealogy .

— The following guest blog was written by Ted Meyerson, an AARP Maryland volunteer. What would you do if you had an accident or suddenly became so ill that you could not talk? If you had done some advance care planning, you and attending health care professionals, would know what medical treatments you would want, or not want.  Advance care planning gives you a voice, even when you cannot speak. It has the potential of avoiding family fights and lessening the …

— Are you 50+ and looking for employment? You aren’t alone. Many Americans are looking for work as they reimagine the next stage of their life. If you live in or near Montgomery County, your next opportunity may be just a handshake away at the free 50+ Employment Expo, hosted by the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA). More details are below: FREE 50+ Employment Expo on April 16 in North Bethesda! Retool, recharge & reinvent yourself at the free 50+ Employment Expo! …

— Walking for Grownups with AARP Virginia Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s newest walking group. We are moving forward! Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy, meet new friends and enjoy the beautiful weather as summer transitions into fall. The walking group is scheduled to meet most Monday mornings and we walk rain or shine. The detailed schedule including locations, routes and times is listed below. Walking for …

— Welcome to the AARP “Passport to Healthy Living” program. Join us at one or more of these free events in the Bismarck-Mandan area that focus on health and wellness. You’ll have a chance to meet new people, have some fun, enjoy new experiences, and live a more healthy life. Biking BisMan 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5 Cottonwood Park, North Shelter and Parking Lot (near Santa Fe Drive and S. 12th St.), Bismarck Our communities are covered with wonderful …

— AARP DC cordially invites you to come to an upcoming neighborhood chat for coffee and casual conversation about what’s happening with the growing 50+ population in DC. We are making a stop in every ward, so please come by! We are committed to amplifying the voice of the 50+, so we encourage you to make this your platform to talk about what matters to you most. Whether working in a governmental agency or serving as a member of City Council, …

— By Sheila Burke Nearly four years ago, Claire Johnson and her husband, Wayne, packed up and moved from Seattle to retire in Kingsport. With a population of just under 53,000, this city, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians, couldn’t have been more different from the cosmopolitan tech hub they left behind. She was hesitant about the move at first, but Johnson says she was pleasantly surprised by how much she liked her new life in Tennessee. The Johnsons enjoy …

— A 4-H team of middle-schoolers who call themselves the Golden Girls took home AARP Kentucky’s Age-Friendly City Award in a statewide Future City Competition. The contest challenged students to imagine, research, design and build cities of the future. The winning team—Madie Alderdice, Kayla Aldridge, Lexie Mathis, Jenna Shupe and Connor Thomas, all of Graves County—envisioned a city with organic gardens, preservative-free foods, a ban on toxins, registered dieticians helping residents plan healthy meals; an enjoyable fitness program; houses built with …