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— TALLAHASSEE ‚Äď As Florida lawmakers prepared to gather in the state capitol for the 2018 legislative session, AARP Florida urged lawmakers to embrace innovative solutions to the problem of providing emergency backup power for elder-care facilities in the aftermath of a major disaster. AARP Florida Advocacy Manager Jack McRay sent a letter to all 160 state lawmakers urging them to require that all Florida nursing homes and assisted-living facilities have emergency backup power generators and fuel sufficient to provide emergency …

— AARP Discount for Viles Arboretum¬†Table Tour Augusta’s Viles Arboretum will host its annual Table Tour event on Feb. 4 from 10am to 2pm. Enjoy¬†snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and hiking on groomed trails, as well as delicious local food, hot chocolate and a bonfire! Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the Arboretum.   Trails open at 11 a.m. and food will be served till 1 p.m. Desserts, coffee and hot beverages will be served until 2 p.m. at the main building. Tickets …

— Follow along with AARP Maryland as we sponsor and build a new intergenerational playground in Baltimore! Chapter 1: The Design and Dine Stay tuned for Chapter 2! Volunteers are needed for this project’s “big dig” this spring! If you’d like to get involved with our new playground project, please contact jholz@aarp.org.  

— Be the Difference in Your Community Every single day, AARP Idaho’s volunteers fuel our work in communities across the state. Without the hundreds who donate their time, skills and passion, we wouldn‚Äôt have enough capacity to help¬†struggling¬†older adults transform their lives. We love our volunteer corps, and we‚Äôd be thrilled to add you to their ranks.¬†If you would like to learn more about our volunteer opportunities we encourage your to attend our next monthly volunteer network meeting.   WHEN:¬†January 11, …

— Join AARP in Wichita for a free screening of¬†Only the Brave starring Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly. Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots,¬†Only the Brave¬†is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation.¬†The film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic …

— Rock out at The Palace Theatre when Rock of Ages comes to town! To add to the good time, The Palace Theatre is offering AARP members and their guests a $10 Adult ticket discount to Rock of Ages.¬† The discounted performances will be held January 12 through February 3 at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street, in downtown Manchester.¬†¬† There are both 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm performances. Set in 1987 on LA‚Äôs infamous Sunset Strip, Rock of Ages tells …

— You and a guest are invited to a free screening of¬†Only the Brave¬†starring Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly. Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots,¬†Only the Brave¬†is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation.¬†The film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for …

— Here at AARP, we know that you have a lifetime of experience to offer. If you are looking for a way to share it, we can help. As an AARP volunteer within the Hoosier State you will be front and center in helping to achieve meaningful and impactful change at a local, state, and federal level while having fun along the way! Whether your interests lie in fighting fraud and scams, supporting family caregivers, making your community more safe and …

— By David Lewellen Every year on a Saturday in late fall, about 150 volunteers fan out in the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood on a mission to clean up the yards of older residents. Volunteers from churches, Scout troops and school groups rake leaves, put away patio furniture and do whatever else is needed to help 35 households get ready for winter. ‚ÄúWe try to meet and connect with as many of the people as we can,‚ÄĚ said Emma Boehm, a …