— With a Little Help from my Friends. . . Villages in Fairfax County Written by Grace Lynch, originally published in the Golden Gazette “Oh I get by with a little help from my friends . . . Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends” For many boomers, maybe most, these sweet, soulful lyrics sung by Ringo Starr so many years ago on the Sgt. Pepper’s album, ring as true now as they did then. Every age has …

— Helena features some great museums and theatres as well as other cultural and sporting events. We’re working with organizations statewide, to bring local offers on cultural events to AARP members and their guests throughout 2019. Special Discounts on Membership at ExplorationWorks ExplorationWorks is a science museum in Helena that offers hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) exhibits, programs, workshops, classes, and camps for kids and families, as well as school and community groups. From its beginning, ExplorationWorks has been …

— Make your community a better place (without running for mayor) Volunteering with AARP is a wonderful way to help out the community and gain a sense of personal enrichment. With programs such as AARP’s Tax-Aide and Driver Safety, there’s an opportunity for everyone to help make a difference. You could help influence state legislation, inform your neighbors about the latest frauds and scams, or help create AARP’s presence in your community. We’re working hard to create positive social change, but …

— In the month of February, AARP Wyoming’s Casper Action Team and the Casper Humane Society will partner to offer no-cost adoptions for people age 50 and over who want to adopt pets five years old or older. The program, known as 50 and 5, is made possible by a contribution from AARP Wyoming. “Pets provide both companionship and health benefits to citizens of all ages, but especially those age 50 and over,” said AARP Wyoming State Director Sam Shumway. “We …

— AARP is proud to announce our fifth annual bipartisan class of Capitol Caregivers, who fought this year to increase support for family caregivers and their loved ones. Nationwide, AARP has recognized legislators in each state for the support they have provided for caregivers. Here in Delaware, Reps. Ruth Briggs King and Debra Heffernan are this year’s awardees. AARP in Delaware thanks them for all they do to make life better for Delaware’s 123,000 family caregivers. Capitol CaregiversEvery day, more than …

— Greetings from Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director As the New Year gets underway, I am happy to share our latest member newsletter with you. 2018 was quite a year for AARP in Maine. Our team of staff, volunteers and member activists worked tirelessly to highlight urgent issues that impact 50+ Mainers at the state and federal levels during the elections.  We hosted many programs around the state to bring your voices to both Augusta and Washington.  We also offered …

—   It was April 1994. The newly elected President of the United States, Bill Clinton, was appearing at a Forum on Youth and Violence and other weighty subjects to which a president is compelled to apply his wisdom and intellect, while assuming the gravitas image assumed to be held by those who inhabit the Oval Office.   The Forum was sponsored by the 24- hour rock video cable network, MTV   The wavy-haired, young President stood tall as he faced …

— Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Hampton Road’s newest walking group. Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy, meet new friends and enjoy the beautiful weather. The Camelot Community Center in Chesapeake, VA established a Walking Group this Spring that meets every Friday at 8:00 a.m. The Chesapeake Chapter #2165 also started a new walking group this summer that meets every Friday at 8:00 a.m at Oak Grove Lake Park, 409 Byron St, …

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— AARP Kentucky Lobby Day – Kentucky General Assembly In today’s non-stop tech driven world of Tweets, texts, and email, the faces and stories of “folks back home” still make a difference in the Capitol. That’s why AARP Kentucky is bringing our volunteers, Chapters, and grassroots activists back to Frankfort on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. AARP Kentucky Lobby Day is an exciting way to meet your lawmakers face-to-face. It’s an important part of making the voices of Kentuckians 50-plus heard in …

— AARP Colorado now has two bilingual sites to prepare taxes under the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide banner. The state’s first bilingual site at Centro San Juan Diego, 2830 Lawrence St., is in its ninth year of offering tax preparation for Spanish speakers, or taxpayers who just feel more comfortable working with a tax preparer or volunteer in Spanish. Now, people who need Tax-Aide services in Spanish and are closer to the Aurora area, may visit the Aurora Central Library, 14949 E …