— With electricity, cell phone service and even landline communications knocked out or damaged in much of the eastern Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael, one major emerging need is for information about who needs help. While most people age 50-plus treasure their independence and vigor, natural disasters can hit older people especially hard. AARP is working to connect those you care about to assistance. At present, it is difficult if not impossible for public officials and aid workers to get in …

— Roanoke Chapters Remain Involved Roanoke’s Southwest AARP Chapter #4652 has set as a goal for 2018-19, to grow its membership.  In order to attract new members and encourage former members to rejoin it is focusing on presenting informative and engaging programs.  In September, its program was presented by Ruth Anne Parsons, Administrator of the Adult Care Center of the Roanoke Valley, a day care center that offers care to physical, medical and mental dimensions of care while providing family support and …

— 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 …

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— Hurricane Michael barreled across the Gulf of Mexico and took direct aim at the Florida-Alabama Panhandle. The destructive winds, rain, and unprecedented flooding put millions at risk. Then the storm swept across Georgia and the Carolinas – weaker, but bringing more rain and wind to communities still reeling from last month’s Hurricane Florence. It will be days before people will be able to fully assess the devastation to their homes and communities. Please click here to find out how you …

— Help ensure the City of Roanoke remains an Age-Friendly City! In December 2017, the City of Roanoke became part of a global network of communities committed to providing older residents the opportunity to live rewarding, productive, and safe lives by earning AARP’s Age-Friendly City designation. The accomplishment recognizes the City as a well-designed, livable community promoting health and sustaining economic growth, resulting in happier, healthier residents of all ages. As the U.S. population ages and people stay healthy and active …

— AARP will host our first ever bourbon tasting. Members and one guest are invited to enjoy a 30 minute guided tour and a 15 minute tasting all for $5! You’ll also learn more about AARP as we have fun trivia while you wait. Choose your tour time: 6, 6:30 or 7pm and plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to enjoy the fun. The $5 fee is non-refundable and due upon registration and no money will be accepted at …

— AARP Louisiana is hosting a series of outdoor events during the months of October and November. Members and non-members are invited to join us at One American Place Plaza, in Downtown Baton Rouge (corner of Fourth and Main) for fun and entertainment. See dates below. Yoga @ The Plaza  Every Wednesday @ 5:30 p.m., Oct. 17- Nov. 8 A refreshing, outdoor, one-of-a-kind experience with yoga instructor Mack Bradley. Bring your mat, towel and block and come join us. AARP members receive a FREE …

— Yvette Peña, AARP’s Vice President for Latino Audience Strategy, will be a guest speaker at the 2018 Latino Summit, “Empowerment through Action.” This year’s Summit will focus on the importance of voting. The Summit ties in well with AARP’s new “Be the Difference, VOTE” campaign. The Campaign encourages voter’s to make their voices heard on issues affected American’s age 50 and over. Here are the details for the Summit: WHEN:          Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm …

— AARP Idaho will host a statewide telephone town hall on Tuesday, October 16, at 11:00 a.m. (MTN) to discuss timely health insurance issues that affect older Idahoans, such as Medicare open enrollment, Medicare fraud and the new Medicare cards. Dean Cameron, director of the Idaho Department of Insurance, and Shannon Hohl, supervisor of the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors program, will provide up-to-date information about Medicare and answer callers’ questions. Lupe Wissel, AARP state director, will moderate the discussion. Medicare …

— In order to promote safer driving in Kansas, AARP is offering its popular Smart Driver Course for free in select cities during the month of October. This is your chance to brush up on your driving skills, learn new techniques to stay safe behind the wheel, and keep up-to-date on driving laws in Kansas. Check out the list of cities below and take advantage of this offer. Some classes may be full, so be sure to call the number listed …