— AARP Mississippi is inviting all Veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lady Luck Casino Arena, 1380 Warrenton Road in Vicksburg. The event is free. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 219,000 Veterans resided in Mississippi. AARP Mississippi seeks to bring together Veterans of all eras to discuss resources and …

— RaeAnn Johnson of Grand Forks and Cindy Yale of Burlington have been appointed to the AARP North Dakota Executive Council. Johnson has been a social worker since 1985. She has spent most of her career working at the Northeast Human Service Center in Grand Forks. Since 1991 she has served as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and as a program administrator. In her work at the Human Service Center, Johnson recruited and managed volunteers through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, …

— Advocacy, local lifestyle offerings, adult learning and community service are several of the outreach efforts needed to successfully enhance the quality of life for all as they age. As part of a multifaceted approach, AARP Connecticut is on the frontline advocating around issues such as Social Security, family caregiving services and supports, financial security, protection against unfair utility rate increases, safe driving programs, how to guard against fraud, and many more. In the community, we offer a variety of programs …

— AARP Virginia will celebrate the organization’s Diamond Anniversary on the baseball diamond July 12 when the Hillcats face the Potomac Nationals. To celebrate 60 years of helping people age 50 and older live their best lives, the first 200 AARP members in attendance will receive a free all-you-can-eat buffet in AARP’s 3rd Base Picnic Area and Party Deck. WHAT:  AARP Night at the Ballpark WHERE: Lynchburg Hillcats Stadium, 3180 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg, VA  24501 WHEN: Thursday, July 12, 2018.  The …

AARP Foundation grants funds to non profit organizations from Hurricane Relief Fund

— AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson, AARP Foundation Vice-President Aiyshen Padilla, and AARP Regional Vice-President Kelly Clark visited St. Croix, Virgin Islands on May 10, 2018 to meet with non-profit organizations across The Virgin Islands which have received grants from The Hurricanes Irma and Maria Relief Fund of AARP Foundation.  These grants were made to nonprofits throughout The Virgin Islands participating in hurricane relief efforts. On September 2017, AARP and AARP Foundation created a relief …

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— Statewide 5th Grade Essay Contest Celebrates Grandparents Shane Ritter at Old Mill Elementary in Mt. Washington earned top honors in the 2017-18 Grandparent of the Year essay contest sponsored by Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) and AARP Kentucky. Shane and his grandmother, Kathryn Thompson, received their awards at the 17th Annual “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” ceremony at the KRTA Annual Convention in Louisville. The Old Mill Elementary School (Mt. Washington) student’s grandmother was the subject of his winning …

— • AARP Connecticut will donate $3000 on behalf of the Andrus Award recipient to an eligible non-profit organization of their choosing • Nomination deadline is June 1 Every year, AARP honors an outstanding volunteer who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members with the Andrus Award for Community Service. Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or over who should receive AARP’s most prestigious Connecticut volunteer award? The deadline is June 1, so …

— Click here to read the letter to legislators LETTER TO LAWMAKERS EXPRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT WORK REQUIREMENT   RICHMOND_ On behalf of more than 1 million members in Virginia, AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau urges the General Assembly to expand the state’s Medicaid program to provide coverage for more low-income workers, including 95,000 people between the ages of 50 and 64. “AARP Virginia applauds the bipartisan progress of Virginia’s legislators and leaders in their efforts to expand health care coverage …

—       AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Kansas Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Kansans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The award is named after AARP founder, Ethel Percy Andrus. “AARP Kansas is excited to shine a light on Kansans who are 50 and older and are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said …

— AARP is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its second year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Projects may range in …