— AARP Arkansas is hosting two important Lunch and Learns regarding utility rates: one in Northwest Arkansas and another in Little Rock. Come have lunch on us and get the latest news about utility rates and utility assistance programs.  A special guest from the Arkansas Attorney General’s office will share information and insight.  Plus, AARP Arkansas will share information about our recent efforts to keep utility rates affordable for residential customers across Arkansas. The cost if FREE for both events, but …

— The documentary film Hot Coffee explores the famous McDonald’s hot coffee case and presents a side of the case you may not be familiar with.  Filmmaker and public interest lawyer Susan Saladoff uses the legal battle that began with a spilled cup of coffee to investigate what’s behind America’s zeal for tort “reform.” To view the film’s trailer, click here. AARP is showing the film at multiple locations. See details and registration information below. The film is free to view …

— 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! …

— The digital age isn’t just changing how you work – it’s changing how you find work!  Get ready for what’s next. Join AARP’s free, interactive job search and networking workshops on May 10 in Portsmouth.  Learn how to master the online job search, learn techniques to effectively network, and ace the interview to get the job you want. Here’s an overview of workshops and what’s covered:  Job Search in the Digital Age Thursday, May 10, 2018 2:00 pm to 3:30 …

— Guest Submission by Jean Baur Jean Baur is a dynamic speaker who knows how to inspire audiences to maximize their potential. She draws on her diverse background as an author and career coach to reveal the symptoms and causes of burnout, empowers her audiences to be the “boss” of their own lives and careers, and helps them realize there are always choices. For more information, visit http://www.jeanbaur.com/. You know what you’re good at. You’re used to your job. Then it …

— April is tax time, and it’s also a perfect opportunity to get wise about how you spend, save and invest your cash. AARP West Virginia is cohosting a series of educational events during Money Smart Week, April 21-28. Begun by the Federal Reserve Bank in 2002, Money Smart Week is the most comprehensive financial literacy program in the country. The multistate program offers free financial advice for people of all income levels, informing consumers about such things as saving for …

— A misguided myth brands older people as a drain on the economy, but AARP Nevada is setting the record straight. A recent report by Oxford Economics for AARP shows people 50 and older are major contributors to economic growth. In Nevada, people 50-plus make up about a third of the state’s population, but drive nearly half of its GDP. They account for $69.3 billion in spending, especially in the areas of health care, entertainment and utilities. Nevadans 50-plus represent 31 …

— By Natalie Missakian When Maryann Croce hires an employee at her automotive repair shop in Norwalk, she assigns a senior team member to take the newcomer under his wing. The pairing does more than bring the often younger worker up to speed on company practices. It’s a step toward nurturing the next generation of workers in a trade that, like many, is struggling to replenish a workforce nearing retirement. Encouraging relationships, Croce said, helps bridge the cultural differences that can …

— The state population is aging, and AARP Arkansas wants everyone to know that’s great for the state’s economy. The 2017 Longevity Economy report, prepared by Oxford Economics for AARP, explodes the myth that people 50 and older are a drain on the economy. In fact, older Arkansans are critical to the state’s fiscal health. While Arkansans 50-plus make up less than 36 percent of the state population, they contribute 41 percent of the state’s GDP, according to the report. Over-50 …

— Just after filing taxes is a good time to shred old documents to keep them from falling into the hands of identity thieves. More than 3,600 Alabamians filed complaints of identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission in 2017. As part of Operation: Stop Scams, a nationwide series of events in April, the AARP state office is sponsoring free shredding events. Cities, dates and locations include Montgomery, on Friday, April 13, 7 a.m.-noon, at Garrett Coliseum; and Florence, Saturday, April …