—   You have the experience, now regain the confidence! Central Community College and AARP Foundation are hosting a free workshop in Grand Island May 15 to help older adults compete for full-time, in-demand jobs. This session for age 50+ job seekers will focus on the strategies you need to be successful in finding your next job. Workshop participants may also apply for our free coaching program offering skills training, job search guidance and more. Seating is limited, so please register …

— Talks and Workshops with AARP   Upcoming in April with Central Arkansas Library System: April 17th : Brain Health at Fletcher Library; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. April 29th : Fraud Basics at Williams Library; 5:00 pm. – 6:00 p.m. The workshops are FREE and open to anyone. You do not have to be an AARP member to attend. AARP Arkansas has volunteers ready to present a variety of topics to community organizations, civic groups and churches.   AARP wants …

— Welcome to the homepage for the AARP Washington State Podcast. Our podcast focuses on health, wealth & self, and how we can make life after age 50 the best years of our lives. Hosted by AARP’s Bruce Carlson You can find us on iTunes and subscribe here. Or you can listen through any podcast app. Just search for “AARP Washington State Podcast”. And don’t forget to check out AARP’s national podcasts, such as The Perfect Scam, a weekly podcast from …

— By Sheila Burke Terri Teater was driving home to Strawberry Plains when she spotted a billboard advertising an offer that seemed too good to be true: free college. The 52-year-old administrative assistant at a primary care company had long dreamed of continuing her education after marrying at 16 and getting a GED. But she had children and responsibilities and didn’t want to take out loans to go back to school. Motivated by changes in her workplace and the need to …

— AARP in Seattle and BECU are teaming up to help you fight fraud and prevent identity theft, one of the fastest-growing financial crimes in the nation. Shred nonessential or outdated documents containing personal information at one of three AARP- and BECU-sponsored mobile shredding events on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everett Memorial Stadium (AquaSox parking lot), 3802 Broadway, Everett BECU Tukwila Financial Center, 12770 Gateway Drive South, Tukwila BECU’s Federal Way Pavilions NFC, 31411 Pacific Highway …

— To help residents get a jump on post-work preparations, AARP Alaska is offering free Secure Your Future workshops in Fairbanks. Workshops at the Fairbanks Airport La Quinta Inn (4920 Dale Road) will discuss the ins and outs of Medicare—including enrollment, coverage and costs—and financial security, such as investment fundamentals, public-employee retirement, insurance and Social Security basics. Financial advisers will offer four financial-security sessions, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., after the Saturday, May 11, Medicare workshop. The Alaska Medicare Information …

— During tax season, fraudsters ramp up their scams, so it’s a good time for consumers to focus on protecting themselves from identity theft. A key safeguard is the proper disposal of sensitive documents, including personal information used for filing taxes. AARP Utah is partnering with Shred-it to help keep people’s personal details from falling into the wrong hands. Free shredding will be offered Saturday, May 11, in Utah County. Up to 10 boxes per car will be accepted from 9 …

— By Natalie Missakian Chip Thermer may work in a classroom, but he knows factories. The 64-year-old Watertown resident spent more than 30 years in manufacturing, starting as a crane operator and eventually working his way into management. Today, he is channeling that trove of real-world knowledge into a new career: teaching the next generation of Connecticut manufacturing workers. “This is the best job I’ve ever had, without a doubt,” said Thermer, who directs three manufacturing degree programs at Goodwin College …

— By Rita Beamish The IRS was calling. Ismael Delgado, 69, didn’t like the sound of that, especially when the “agent” said his tax payment was short. He could pay up immediately or face arrest. “I was concerned,” the retiree, from Napa, recalled. Delgado makes monthly tax payments and thought that maybe one hadn’t been received. Countless taxpayers receive similar calls. They are told the problem can be resolved if they buy an iTunes or other untraceable gift card, covering the …

— By Jill Gambon Madhav Kacker, 91, of Sharon, spent years taking care of his wife, Vijai, who suffered strokes, spinal stenosis, heart disease and other ailments. Like many people who care for loved ones at home, Kacker found that the out-of-pocket costs related to his wife’s care added up. There were treatments, equipment, prescriptions and copayments for doctor visits. He made updates to their home to accommodate his wife’s use of a wheelchair. “I had to modify a bathroom and …