— Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity in the Bluegrass? AARP Kentucky with United Way of the Bluegrass RSVP Trailblazers is looking for volunteers ages 55-plus to share their time and experience with a Central Kentucky student. As a volunteer for Trailblazers, you’ll help students in the Lexington area succeed. We are pairing volunteers with schools and afterschool programs in Anderson, Clark, Fayette, Scott, and Woodford counties. Volunteers spend time tutoring and mentoring students in need of a little …

— Whether you’re retired and living on a fixed income, or work in an office or at a construction site, you should be able to see a doctor or nurse when you’re sick and get medications when you need them. And it shouldn’t bankrupt you. Your income shouldn’t determine whether you can get the care you need. That’s why AARP Oregon is working with over 100 organizations across the state to urge Oregonians to vote YES on Measure 101 this January. …

— George Meldrum of Wilmington has been appointed as the new state president of AARP Delaware. AARP has more than 185,000 members in the state and is instrumental in improving the lives of older adults through information, advocacy, community service, local offerings and events. Mr. Meldrum brings a wealth of experience in both the healthcare and non-profit fields with executive and leadership roles into this top volunteer position with AARP in Delaware. Mr. Meldrum has an extensive background in advocacy, administration and …

— AARP Illinois, in collaboration with the Chicago Sky and 4th Ward Aldermen Sophia King, Jewel Osco, will be collecting nonperishable food items at Jewel-Osco (443 E 34th St, Chicago, IL 60616) on December 12th (from 4-6pm), December 14th(4-6pm), and December 16th (11am-1pm). On December 16th Sky Guy (mascot) and coaches from the Chicago Sky WNBA team will join us for a special day, where prizes and photos will be distributed. All nonperishable items will be donated to the Chicago Food …

— Clackamas, OR – To recognize their integral work to support family caregivers in Oregon, AARP names Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, Sen. Jackie Winters, Sen. Richard Devlin, Sen. Tim Knopp, Rep. Nancy Nathanson, Rep. Dan Rayfield, and Rep. Greg Smith as 2017 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group of nearly 100 elected officials from more than 30 states. These leaders have advanced policies to support Oregon’s family caregivers, who help their parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently at home and …

—   Enjoy a free cup of coffee and participate in a discussion of new approaches to community health care delivery.   This month’s speaker is Jane Alsofrom from Imaging the World. ITW is changing global medicine through a revolutionary concept integrating technology, training and community to bring medical expertise and high quality health care to remote and under-served areas worldwide.  It is a Burlington based organization. A Q&A and discussion will follow. AARP VT’s monthly coffee hour focuses on discussions about …

— Linda Springer of San Gabriel Valley, CA Second Quarter, 2017 Fraud Watch Network’s Fraud Fighter Linda Springer, from the San Gabriel Valley, is our Second Quarter, 2017 Fraud Fighter. Linda has been an AARP member for three years, and she tells us that she has found articles in the AARP Magazine and the Bulletin very helpful at this stage of her life. “For example,” she says, “I was quite unhappy with my job where I have been working for 17 …

— Christina Cultural Arts Center Inc. and Premiere Sponsor AARP welcome Philadelphia’s esteemed Eleone Dance Theatre to Wilmington to present the holiday dance musical, “Carols in Color.” The one-night-only performance at 4:00pm on Sunday, December 10, will be held at The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market Street in downtown Wilmington. “Carols in Color” is a holiday dance musical that retells the story of Christ’s birth according to the gospel of St. Matthew through contemporary music, exuberant dance and powerful narration. …

— AARP members and other guests are invited to a special FREE screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the …

— The season of giving brings about holiday cheer that so many are thrilled to celebrate.  With Christmas right around the corner we know everyone is busy finding the perfect gifts for loved ones, decorating trees with ornaments, and spending quality time with family. With all those never ending to-do lists and bargain hunting, many are unaware of the possibility of fraud and scams. Unfortunately, amidst all of the wonderful festivities, some people on Santa’s ”naughty list” are ready to catch you …