— AARP CT Livable Communities Grant application for PDF AARP CT Livable Communities Grant Request for Proposal Program open to 501 (c)(3) or 501 (c)(4) non-profits and government entities located in Connecticut • Projects must be completed within 12 months • Application deadline is September 24, 2018 AARP Connecticut is expanding on the national AARP Community Challenge with the launch of the local “Livable Communities Grant Program” dedicated to fund “quick-action” projects in Connecticut communities. The grant program is part of AARP’s Livable …

— You Can Help Fight Hunger in Your Neighborhood It takes just a little to give back a lot, and no matter where you live, you can help fight hunger in your community during the month of September. The AARP Virginia Statewide Community Food Drive coincides with the Nationwide Hunger Action Month and collection sites statewide will accept food for community food banks and food pantries.  Volunteers across the Commonwealth are organizing food drives in their communities throughout September to aid …

— Here’s the latest information we have on how to meet your member of Congress during the 2018 August Congressional Recess. We’ll be updating this list and please let us know of any events you hear of at aarpwa@aarp.org. District 1 – Suzan DelBene No events scheduled. District 2 – Rick Larsen No events scheduled. District 3 – Jaime Herrera Beutler No events scheduled. District 4 – Dan Newhouse Wednesday, August 29th 2018 “Senior Symposium” When: 11:00AM to 2:00 PM Where: Omak Elks Lodge, …

— AARP is working to make North Carolina communities better places for people of all ages.  Two major Triad Counties, Guilford and Forsyth have recently joined AARP’s Network of Age Friendly Communities and are working on changes that will make it easier for people to age in place. Neighboring Rockingham County is also working on improvements. To help the County set the right priorities, the Rockingham County Planning Committee for Services to the Elderly is asking for your input in assessing …

— AARP Long Island is excited to collaborate with the 25th Annual 50+ LifeStyles Golf Tournament at Timber Point Country Club in Great River! Includes golf, cart, breakfast, lunch, dinner, three-hour open bar, raffles, skill prizes and trophies in men’s and women’s age groups.  If you don’t have a foursome we can pair you with other golfers. AARP members and guests get 15% off of the regular entry fee (a $22.35 savings) when you register by August 31st.  To receive your discount, call …

— Guest story by Theresa Strong, RSVP Manager, Community Renewal Team Volunteerism is a cornerstone of AARP’s service to Connecticut communities of all ages and we at the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) know that the AARP community is a great place to showcase volunteer opportunities in Greater Hartford  – opportunities that make our communities more livable for everyone. We are now seeking volunteers age 55+ to serve in our signature program, READs, for the 2018-19 school year. The RSVP READs …

— 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 Michigan for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!   EVENTS AUGUST Tuesday, August 21  –  Free Screening of Juliet, Naked. AARP members & a guest are invited to a free screening of Juliet, Naked starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd. …

— AARP Virginia participated in the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Family Caregiver Stakeholder Workgroup to help spur even better supports for caregivers in Virginia. The Workgroup’s report outlines ten goals and fifteen recommendations to support and grow the capacity of family caregivers to perform critical caregiving tasks.  AARP Virginia is grateful to DARS and the Workgroup members for their invaluable efforts in researching and crafting the report. Click here to see the 2018 Family Caregiving Report.

— Did you know there is a state agency representing your interests in electricity and natural gas utility matters before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)? The Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC), created by the State Legislature in 1984, is charged with representing the public interest by advocating for reasonable electric and natural gas utility rates, terms and conditions for three constituent classes:  residential, small business, and agricultural consumers. Over that time, the OCC has saved ratepayers over $2 billion. The …

— Accede nuestro kit de preparación ante emergencias  diseñado para los adultos mayores. Con el Huracán María, aprendimos que nuestra primera línea de ayuda mutua es el vecino. Aquel que nos dio la mano para mover el árbol caído o nos regaló las bolsas de hielo y botellas de agua. Aquellos con quienes compartimos en solidaridad en nuestra calle. Esta temporada, conoce a tus vecinos para estar listos ante una emergencia. Sepan quiénes puedan ayudar y quiénes necesitarán apoyo, incluyendo  los adultos …