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Please read our regularly updated blog with links to COVID-19 information and resources, the latest on the suspension of local events, and more.
We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when people are self-isolating, the website connects you to support in your community. It also enables you to join or organize your own online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19.
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The spread of the coronavirus across our country has created a very stressful environment for all Americans and especially older people and those with underlying health conditions who are at heightened risk. During these difficult days, I want to assure you that AARP is actively engaged in our nation’s response to the outbreak, and we are working hard to help our members, their families and broader community understand how to protect themselves.

Some of the steps we are taking include:
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U.S. Census Is An Opportunity Not to Be Missed
AARP will be fighting for 50+ Marylanders in Annapolis in 2018
Priorities include broadband, high drug costs, utility relief, retirement security and protection against third-party energy suppliers.
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Feel free to localize and share the below invitation with volunteers on your team.
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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 Maine for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!
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As we live history in the making, what an opportunity to bring the mission of our organization to the needs of our present and future communities. I imagine many will look to institutions like History Colorado* to make sense of what happened during this time and, hopefully, what was learned as a result of the pandemic.
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On March 31, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, Dr. Alexia Harrist, and Lisa Osvold joined AARP Wyoming members for a TeleTown Hall, in which AARP dialed out to over 14,000 members in Wyoming to connect them with their Governor. Here is a summary of that call.
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By Tim Summers, AARP Montana State Director
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Singer-songwriter Tom Rush, 79, has been an icon on the folk music scene for nearly 60 years. In mid-March, he gave a telephone interview with AARP Virginia volunteer reporter Larry Lipman. Two weeks later, he announced to his fans that he had tested positive for the covid-19 virus. This story was written prior to that announcement.
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“I want to provide an update to people who receive benefits from the Social Security Administration.
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Social distancing is a phrase we’re all too familiar with today and part of our new normal in this time of Covid-19. As we socially distance ourselves to prevent spreading the virus, you should look for ways to avoid loneliness without risking our health.
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In light of recent changes for in-person voting due to the Coronavirus pandemic, AARP Ohio wants to make sure you have all the information you need to exercise your right to vote. Read our step-by-step guide to Ohio's temporary vote-by-mail process.
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