— AARP Foundation Challenges Memphis to Pack 500,000 Meals for Hungry Seniors For a startling number of older adults, poverty is a fact of life that threatens to put the American Dream out of reach. And more than 10 million adults 50 and older are at risk of hunger every day because they lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Seniors who are food-insecure are 50 percent more likely to have diabetes, 60 percent more likely to have congestive …

— I’m one of 40 or so elders – I could say seniors – equally nice sounding, but without the gravitas –  or mature– nah, that’s for movie ratings – or, more scornfully, geezers,  or wickedly demeaning  – old farts.  I guess you could say all-of-the-above. After decades of achievements and societal contributions, and professional accomplishments (and being a bit of a pompous ass ) with  a smidgen of pride,  I prefer the politically correct, solemn, and dignified first word choice …

— Movie enthusiasts of all ages are descending on Des Moines this week for the Interrobang Film Festival (IFF) presented by AARP Movies for Grownups. More than 55 films from 30 countries will be screened over the three days of the Des Moines Arts Festival® June 22-24. Who: Des Moines Arts Festival and AARP What: Interrobang Film Festival, presented by AARP Movies for Grownups When: June 22 to 24, screenings begin daily at 11 a.m. Where: Des Moines Central Library, South …

— From summer to fall, AARP will be at it all! As the summer starts to heat up, AARP Pennsylvania staff and volunteers will be making an effort to be active in the community throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. We hope to catch you at a few of these events. Some big events you can look forward to seeing us at are the Welcome America Concert on Independence, Philly Free Streets, and the Philadelphia Film Festival. For the full list …

— June is National Great Outdoors Month, a time for observing nature and enjoying our surrounding environments. Beginning as a week-long celebration of nature, we now nationally recognize the beautiful countryside, forests and parks of the United States for the entire month of June. This recognition promotes the splendor of our great outdoors and highlights the labors of those who work to preserve nature in our modern world. It raises the awareness of national policies on nature conservation by highlighting the …

— Join AARP for Symphony Rocks at Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead on Thursday, August 16. AARP members and their guests will receive discounted general admission tickets for $15 good for either bench or lawn seating. The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, together with Fargo’s POST-TRAUMATIC FUNK SYNDROME, presents “British Invasion,” honoring musicians from across The Pond, including the Beatles, Elton John, Queen, and Adele. Tickets can be purchased here on the symphony website. Use the special code ND2277 when purchasing general admission tickets online. …

— Join AARP for a night of music, food and fireworks and listen to the band “Stark Raving Madge.” Rendezvous @ RiverView: Friday, July 6 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Union Labor Park 4640 NW Morningstar Drive Des Moines Free shuttle service provided from North High School Join AARP for a night of music, food and fireworks and listen to the band “Stark Raving Madge.” Say hello at the AARP booth and show us your membership card to receive a free …

— English. El jueves 7de junio de 2018, la graduada de la escuela secundaria Abraham Lincoln, Gissell Jiménez,  fue elegida como la recipiente de la beca Premio Oportunidad Andrus de este año, junto con $5,000 para ayudarla a pagar su educación universitaria.  El reconocimiento es nombrado en honor de la fundadora de AARP la Dra. Ethel Percy Andrus, quien fungió como la directora de la secundaria Lincoln de 1916 a 1944. AARP anunció oficialmente la entrega del Premio Oportunidad Andrus, una beca que …

— Español. On Thursday, June 7th, 2018, Abraham Lincoln High School graduate, Gissell Jiménez, was selected as the recipient of this year’s Andrus Opportunity Award along with $5,000 to help her pay for her education. The award is named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who served as principal of Lincoln High from 1916 to 1944. AARP officially announced the funding of the Andrus Opportunity Award, a scholarship that would be awarded to a college-bound Lincoln High student each year for ten years, at a gala …

— Join AARP for a free hands-on workshop, and learn how to get the most from your mobile devices. All participants will get hands-on experience with devices, and a free touchscreen stylus pen. Register today – seating is limited! July 10, 2018 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM The Quality Inn Hotel in West Springfield, MA 1150 Riverdale St., West Springfield, MA 01089 Intro to iPad: Beginner Workshop Explore the iPad’s capabilities with new technology users like you! • Texting – …