— Around the state Minnesotan’s are talking with candidates about challenging issues. Critical issues like retirement security and protecting vulnerable seniors.  These issues are on the line for Minnesotans this mid-term election. While we might not always agree about what’s most important or the best solution, we do know that policy discussions and the decisions that come out of them impact all of us in different ways. That’s why AARP is proud to partner with Twin Cities Public Television on the …

— Before You File: Everything You Need to Know About the New Tax Law A FREE VSCPA Workshop The Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) is putting on a series of workshops all around the state that are FREE to the public. The workshop titled “Before you file: Everything  You Need to Know about the New Tax Law” will cover everything that taxpayers should know to best prepare for the upcoming filing season by giving a general overview of the new tax …

— To help experienced workers and job seekers get to where they want to be, AARP offers effective resources and innovative tools, spotlights employers that value experienced workers and confronts age discrimination in the workplace. Whether you’re kicking off a job search or looking to advance your career, sometimes a fresh perspective is all you need to break through, reenergize yourself, and learn how to apply your skills in ways you’ve never considered. At AARP Work & Jobs, you’ll find innovative …

— Races for Connecticut’s Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer and Comptroller Tight According to a wide-ranging survey by AARP Research, a large majority of Connecticut voters 50 and older indicated the candidates’ positions on implementing the Connecticut Retirement Security Program, supporting paid leave for family caregivers and strengthening funding for long-term care so people can age at home are among the issues that will be important as they cast their votes in the 2018 election. The survey is part of AARP’s “Be …

— Are you ready to take charge of your financial future? If your answer is YES, then AARP and the Wilmington (DE) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. can show you how. Join AARP and the Wilmington (DE) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at the CHASE Center in Wilmington for a financial empowerment forum on November 17. The event will gear you up for financial freedom no matter your age. Develop a financial blueprint specific to …

— By Merry MacKinnon No Oregon law requires it, but Albany farmer Ben Verhoeven gives all 25 of his employees paid parental leave. “We’re a second-generation family farm and we support families,” said Verhoeven, 35, whose greenhouse, Peoria Gardens Inc., offers workers up to 12 weeks of employer-funded leave at full pay for the birth or adoption of a child. He took paid leave from his own business when his two children were born. But Verhoeven would also like to see …

— AARP New Hampshire, along with two state agencies, is hosting its first Experienced Workers job fair, for people 50-plus. Employers need qualified workers in the state, where unemployment has fallen below 3 percent. Older people tend to be jobless longer, but they bring productivity and experience to a multigenerational workforce. Open to the public, the event takes place Friday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover St. in Manchester. Register at …

— You want to make the most of your future. That’s why AARP Massachusetts is providing free, unbiased information that will help you think smarter about your finances and plan for your “what’s next,” so you can choose how you live as you age.  This event is free and open to the public and no products or services will be sold or marketed. Featured topics include: Understanding your social security benefits Making sense of your Medicare benefits Getting your legal house …

— Did you know that 85% of all jobs are found through networking? If you are looking to network with fellow job seekers in the hopes of a new job or a new career direction, attend the 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group! Funded by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, managed by Massachusetts Councils on Aging, and supported by AARP, the 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group is designed to support and assist people in the 50+  demographic who are looking for …

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— Join AARP Georgia State President Lee Baker and the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE®) for a free investor education and protection event designed to help you fund your future paycheck, regardless of your income, background, or stage in life. WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. WHERE: Georgia State University – College of Law – Knowles Conference Center | 85 Park Place NE | Atlanta, Ga. 30303 Retirement is an important consideration at any age! The …