— Approaching the end of the 2019 Texas legislative session, AARP Texas leaders are applauding lawmakers on their successful work for older Texans and other consumers. Several of the association’s priority issues are approved or nearing final passage, including measures that would end surprise medical bills, improve nursing home safety, strengthen court oversight of guardianships, put Texas at the forefront on prescription drug-price transparency, fund respite care for unpaid family caregivers and pay raises for Adult Protective Services workers, and expand …

— Best-selling Author & Subject of Movie Catch Me If You Can to Present June 6 AARP Connecticut, in collaboration with the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) CT Chapter and the Coalition for Elder Justice in CT (CEJC), will host a free fraud prevention presentation by Frank W. Abagnale – one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery embezzlement and secure documents – on Thursday, June 6, beginning at 6 p.m. Abagnale, who has advised the FBI on …

— For Immediate Release May 20, 2019 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-604-7085 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Governor Inslee to Sign New Bill Providing Property Tax Relief to Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans EDITOR’S NOTE: Governor Jay Inslee is scheduled to sign Senate Bill 5160 on Tuesday, May 21 at 1:30pm. Olympia, WA – AARP applauds Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington State Legislature for the bi-partisan support and passage of Senate Bill 5160, expanding Washington’s senior property tax exemption and …

— Take this simple step to help protect yourself from identity theft by having sensitive personal documents shredded for free on Saturday, June 1, in Minot and Grand Forks. A shredding truck will be at each location between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. The event is open to the public. There is a limit of two boxes. The Minot event will be held in the south parking lot at the Minot Municipal Auditorium, 420 3rd Ave. SW. The Grand Forks event …

— 150 Volunteers from Across NY Call on Lawmakers at State Capitol to Back Safe Rx Importation, Reveal Deals Delaying Cheaper Generics, Fight Price Gouging ALBANY, N.Y. – With the cost of prescription drugs skyrocketing four times faster than inflation and Americans paying the highest brand-name drug prices in the world, AARP New York today launched a campaign to #StopRxGreed by supporting a package of state legislation aimed at helping New Yorkers get the medications they need without breaking the bank. …

— Natural Disasters: Plan Today So You’re Prepared Tomorrow  AARP Nebraska and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) are teaming up to host a special program on disaster preparedness and the kinds of scams that target the survivors of a disaster in Grand Island and Omaha on May 15 and in Lincoln May 16. The program, “Weathering A Storm: Disaster Prevention & Recovery,” will inform residents about how to prepare for and recover from natural disasters like tornadoes, floods, fires, severe hail …

— AARP North Dakota is seeking nominations for its Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors North Dakotans 50 and older who share their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of others. The award recipient will be able to designate a nonprofit organization to which $500 will be donated in the award recipient’s name. Nominations will be evaluated based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award …

— AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan provided the following statement in regards to the budget proposals of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee, and Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee: “We are encouraged to see Connecticut legislators are factoring in the well-being and concerns of our state’s older residents in their budget decisions. “Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s budget proposal had pros and cons, however his call for an asset test for the Medicare Savings Program and a repeal of the promised …