— By Kim Keister Brian T. Smith served the American people for more than 30 years. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and retired as a Navy captain, saw combat and received a number of military awards. Smith, who turns 57 this month, has pivoted to serve in a different way. He advocated for military retirees and disabled veterans during this year’s Maryland General Assembly session. “There was a connection to give back to the community and state by going to …

— By James E. Garcia Reynard Gordon and Theresa Alice Titus were found guilty last year by a Cochise County jury on charges of fraud, theft and forgery. The pair were convicted of swindling a 74-year-old woman in southern Arizona out of about $120,000 by submitting a fraudulent power of attorney and coercing the victim to withdraw large amounts of cash from her personal bank account. Police were tipped off when an alert credit union employee realized the woman did not …

— AARP Michigan invites members to stay in touch for the latest information about advocacy on behalf of members, opportunities to get involved and fun activities close to home. Learn the latest about the AARP Michigan state office’s efforts to help working people save for retirement and protect consumers from fraud. Enjoy local AARP discounts, and be the first to sign up for special events.  Sign up or stay in touch with the following: For the latest information, news and events …

— Do you know a Portland business that goes above and beyond to provide exceptional service to older adults? Are you a Portland business owner with a knack for attracting and retaining older workers? Apply today for an Age-Friendly Business Award or an Age-Smart Employer Award. The number of people age 65 or older in the Portland area will increase 106% to more than 500,000 by 2030. Each year older adults generate more than $7 trillion in economic activity nationwide, a …

— The first meeting of the Wyoming Retirement Security Task Force will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 21 in the State AARP offices at 2020 Carey Ave, Mezzanine Level. The committee will meet three or four times over the interim and their meetings are open to the public. Committee Charge The Task Force was born out of Senate File 116 of the 2018 Legislative session, which seeks to examine and make recommendations concerning the preparedness of …

— Improve the Way You Network and Interview Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Do you need assistance in preparing for an upcoming interview? If you are interested in improving your networking or interview skills, then join us June 29th at 1:00 p.m. for: Sharpen Your Networking & Interview Skills! Refresh your professional image and put your best self forward. Discover how to effectively network Create a winning “elevator pitch” Learn tips to ace your interview Click the “Register” …

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— In a joint AARP-POLITICO poll released today, Florida voters age 50 and over do not feel better off financially despite a growing economy. The poll also found that Social Security and health care will be very important to 50-plus voters when they cast ballots for Congress in the mid-term elections, and they are deeply concerned about the future of Medicare. 

— Are you ready to retire? It’s not solely about your financial planning, it’s also about your readiness:  physically, emotionally and mentally.  What is your vision for retirement? Join AARP New Hampshire and Center for Health Promotion at this September 18 retirement readiness workshop.  Learn about how the evolution of retirement impacts your life, including some interesting baby boomer statistics. Here’s what’s planned: Intro to Retirement:  Are You Ready for the Next Chapter? Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:00 to 7:30 pm …

—   Would you like to work for the Seahawks? AARP Washington, the Seattle Seahawks and CenturyLink Field are teaming up on a mission to fill hundreds of game-day and events jobs at Seahawks and Sounders FC games, major concerts and other events at CenturyLink Field and the WaMu Theater. “We’ve found that many of our best employees are older or retired”, said Chad Scarbrough, Training and Events Manager for the Seahawks and First & Goal, Inc. “These folks are dedicated and enthusiastic …

— Is Your Identity up for Grabs? Hardly a month goes by without hearing of another data breach exposing our personal information to hackers and potential identity thieves. These breaches affect millions of individuals: Equifax – 145 million, Target – 110 million, Uber – 57 million, Home Depot – 53 million, and the list goes on and on.  In fact, experts say very few of us haven’t been affected. Worse still, identity thieves may be sharing and selling your personal information …