— While the April 17 tax deadline is swiftly approaching, it’s not too late to get free tax assistance and preparation from AARP Taxi-Aide Foundation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. Last year, 139 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 17,169 people file their federal and state tax returns in Mississippi. The program is offered at approximately …

— AARP Mississippi is observing Operation Stop Scams with a series of events throughout the state from April 16 – May 21. Operation Stop Scams aims to help Mississippians in the fight against fraud. According to the latest reports on identity fraud, more than $20 billion was stolen from about 13 million victims in 2012. One common method that criminals use to gain private information is sorting through trash. Americans can reduce their risk of identity fraud by destroying all documents …

— Are you eager to help your community? Do you want to meet new people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider volunteering with AARP Mississippi. Being a volunteer is a fulfilling experience that allows you to give back to your community in a meaningful way. All that is required is a genuine interest in helping the community by donating your time and skills, said Associate State Director for Community Outreach Ivory Craig. Once you have …

— Todos los jueves a las 7 p.m. sintoniza La Juntilla 50+ por Radio Isla 1320 AM: el programa oficial de AARP Puerto Rico donde desafiamos los mitos de la vida después de los 50. Entérate de lo último en temas sociales y actualidad, estilos de vida, familia, sexo, jangueo, viajes, pasatiempos, política pública, finanzas, salud, comunidad y voluntariado. Escucha nuestra promoción en este enlace.       La Juntilla 50+ – el programa de AARP Puerto Rico Día y Hora: …

— Gwendolyn Spencer Prater, Ph.D. of Madison has been appointed as the new State President of AARP Mississippi. State President is AARP’s highest volunteer position in Mississippi, representing 285,000 AARP members in the state. In partnership with the State Director, volunteers and staff, the State President helps the organization achieve its vision, mission and strategic priorities. Prater previously served as a member of the AARP Mississippi Executive Council where she helped shape AARP’s strategic direction in the state. She is Dean …

— Por James E. Garcia Sentado detrás del micrófono de una radioemisora de Phoenix un sábado por la mañana hace pocos días, David Parra —un hombre de algo más de 50 años, delgado y en buen estado físico—, habla con un grupo de invitados sobre “lowriders”, los aficionados a los autos que restauran modelos nuevos de automóviles clásicos y los equipan con elevadores hidráulicos que permiten ajustar la altura de la carrocería para elevarla o bajarla casi al ras del suelo, …

— Did you know?  AARP Maine is in the news every week talking about issues of concern to Mainers 50+, upcoming events and much more!  We talk about health care, caregiving in Maine, fun, social events, scam and fraud awareness, age-friendly communities and ways we can work together to bring positive initiatives to our state.   Tune in and let your friends know, too! RADIO: WLOB with Ray Richardson – First and Third Mondays at 8:30AM.  Broadcasts out of Portland. WZON with …

— Nevadans 50-plus have a new way to stay current on issues and events. Nevada Voices—a free, monthly podcast available on iTunes, Google Play and SoundCloud—is the latest addition to AARP Nevada’s communications tool kit. The podcast features interviews with newsmakers, people working to improve the lives of Nevadans 50-plus and AARP volunteers. The discussions focus on issues such as financial security, caregiving and fraud. Maria Dent, AARP state director, and other AARP Nevada staff offer updates on legislative advocacy and …

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— Austin enjoys a reputation as a young city. It’s also among the fastest-growing areas for people 55 and older. City leaders are taking the growth trend seriously. On Thursday, the Austin City Council approved a plan to help people “age in place.” The plan – the first of its kind to be adopted by a Texas city – aims to bring about needed changes that will benefit older persons, families and children alike. When implemented, it asks for a recreation …

— Veterans Day is around the corner and in honor of Veterans, you’ll learn more about Flags Across the Nation, an organization that is creating opportunities for children and adults to get involved in creating patriotic art, letter writing, making blankets and demonstrating respect for the American flag while giving support to our troops, wounded warriors, recovering soldiers and veterans with art, letters, blankets, flags and art/photo contests and exhibits. On WBT Radio’s “Without Limits,” live on the air or online …