— Here is the 2018 Chapter Regional Call Schedule.  We hope you will take the opportunity to join this monthly conversation and share ideas and best practices with Chapter leader colleagues in your AARP region.  If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Helpline at volunteer@aarp.org or 1-866-740-7719.

— Join AARP Virginia and the McLean Community: A Village for All Ages (McLeanCVA) for lunch at Mylo’s Grill in McLean! Join us at Mylo’s Grill on January 29th to enjoy lunch together with other AARP and McLeanCVA members and their guests. Enjoy a 15% discount on the entire check. Full menu ordering is available. There will not be a seminar or program, and no products will be promoted or sold—just casual fun with other members like you in McLean. Come …

— Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity in the Bluegrass? AARP Kentucky with United Way of the Bluegrass is looking for volunteers ages 55-plus to share their time and experience with a Central Kentucky student. As a volunteer for United Way, you’ll help students in the Lexington area succeed. We are pairing volunteers with schools and afterschool programs in Anderson, Clark, Fayette, Scott, and Woodford counties. Volunteers spend time tutoring and mentoring students in need of a little extra …

— It’s time for lawmakers to listen to their constituents. 72% of New Jersey residents are worried about the cost of electric bills going up and 75% say they are not interested in subsidizing already profitable nuclear power companies.     A nuclear tax is bad for New Jersey utility ratepayers. New Jerseyans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize a profitable Fortune 500 company that won’t open its books to the public. #NoNukeTax

—   In case you missed it, you can still listen to the AARP Kansas Teletownhall meeting about protecting yourself from holiday scams. AARP Kansas Director Dr. Maren Turner was joined by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Kristin Keckeisen (by phone) with the AARP Fraud Watch Network for a  Teletownhall meeting on December 11, 2017 to talk about the latest scams and frauds in Kansas. Find out how to protect yourself and family and friends from Identity theft and learn what scams are …

— Nuestros pensamientos están con todas las personas afectadas por los  incendios en el sur de California. Hemos recopilado la siguiente lista de recursos para tu referencia. ¡Esperamos que tú y  tus seres queridos se mantengan a salvo! Los enlaces a continuación incluyen información y recursos para el Creek Fire y el Skirball Fire, los cuales arden actualmente en porciones del Condado de Los Ángeles. http://www.lafd.org/news/creek-fire-status http://www.lafd.org/news/skirball-fire-update El Departamento de Bomberos ofrece actualizaciones periódicas en sus cuentas de Facebook y Twitter Para obtener …

—   Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the fires burning throughout Southern California. We have compiled the following list of resources for your reference. May you and your loved ones stay safe! The links below include information and resources for the Creek Fire and the Skirball Fire, which are currently burning in portions of Los Angeles County. http://www.lafd.org/news/creek-fire-status http://www.lafd.org/news/skirball-fire-update The Los Angeles Fire Department is also providing regular updates on its Facebook and Twitter feeds. For information about the …

— Want to become an advocate for 50+ issues? Join AARP Maryland in Annapolis on Fridays throughout the legislative session beginning January 12, 2018. The morning of January 12th we will do a short training—meet legislators—and learn the ins and outs of Annapolis! If interested contact:  Tammy Bresnahan at tbresnahan@aarp.org   For more information on AARP Maryland’s 2018 Legislative Priorities click here!    

— At AARP, we salute and honor everyone who has served our great country.  That’s why we’re proud to support veterans and their families.  AARP Kentucky and KIPDA would like to show our appreciation for women veterans who have done so much to serve and protect, with a luncheon and resource fair. We invite women veterans in the Louisville area to join us on Friday, December 8th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, for a meal …

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— The year may be winding down, but not the ploys that have proved most successful for scammers. In the link below, you can find the top fraud trends for 2017. https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2016/2017-scams-to-avoid.html We at AARP Georgia want this holiday season to be merry and bright for all of you! With a few practical steps, you can protect yourself. Report scams to local law enforcement. Contact the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork for more information on fraud prevention.