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— From the AJC.com State of Emergency declared for 92 counties! Hurricane Michael was officially upgraded to a Category 3 system Tuesday afternoon, hours after a state of emergency was declared for 92 Georgia counties that could experience hurricane-force winds and life-threatening flash flooding over the next several days. With the Category 3 designation by the National Hurricane Center, Michael became a “major hurricane” with winds of 120 mph and an expected Wednesday landfall. Click here for more information and please …

— CELEBRATING 10 YEARS This is the 10th Boston Asian American Film Festival and they’re extending the fun and films to another weekend! The festival will be held at the Paramount Center and various other venues. Please save the date(s) and join us for a great experience with the community! #BAAFF10 WHAT: Ticket discounts for all BAAFF movies for AARP members and guests. PRICES: AARP local discount prices are $1 off each ticket. WHEN: Now through Sunday, October 28 WHERE: Various …

— Here comes another one. Michael is now a Category 2 Hurricane heading for the Florida panhandle. The projected storm path takes the center of the storm right through the Midlands in South Carolina. Strong winds and a few inches of rain are currently predicted to hit the Midlands on Thursday. There is a risk for some isolated tornadoes to develop in the Midlands region. Hopefully, we will not have tornadoes and the storm will not cause any major flooding or …

— The Goshen County AARP Community Action Group in conjunction with the Torrington Senior Center are presenting the movie, Catch Me If You Can, Oct. 19, from 12:45-2:30 p.m., at The Senior Friendship Center, located at 216 East 19th Avenue, in Torrington. The movie and snacks are both free thanks to AARP. In the Oscar-nominated movie directed by Steven Spielberg, “Catch Me If You Can,” looks at the life of Frank Abagnale, Jr. In his early years Abagnale (played by Leonardo …

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— As candidates are out knocking on doors, are you ready to ask what they will do to support aging in place, protect access to quality affordable health care, and other issues that are important to you? Not quite sure what to ask? Here are a few sample questions to consider.   FEDERAL ISSUES: Medicare Approximately 300,000 Mainers are currently receiving Medicare benefits. According to a recent survey* of Maine voters age 50 and older, 95% think that Medicare is very …

— AARP invites you to attend an evening at the Botanica in Wichita on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to find out what AARP is doing in the Wichita area and how it is connecting with residents who are 50 and older. You’ll hear from AARP staff and current volunteers about AARP events and activities, such as our monthly coffees, advocacy group meetings, free movie screenings, and fun events like ice cream socials …

— Te invitamos a conocer nuestra labor de servicio comunitario, donde podrás aportar como voluntario sirviendo a tu comunidad a través de nuestros proyectos e iniciativas. CONTACTO Gustavo Pérez: 787–519-0819 María España Rodríguez: 787–478–6729 Fecha: domingo, 28 de octubre de 2018 Desde la 1:00 p.m. Lugar: Club de Leones de Arecibo Carr.10 Ave. Manuel Guillán #651 Descubre tus posibilidades con el Capítulo de AARP Arecibo:   • Conoce gente dinámica y activa como tú. • Participa en actividades sociales y eventos. …

— Submitted by Zachary Vickers It’s a conversation many of us will be confronted with at some point, even though it’s an uncomfortable topic of discussion. How do we want to be cared for at the end of our lives? Last July, Governor Malloy signed into law the adoption of a new program known as the Medical Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST). MOLST is a medical order form designed to provide patients, with terminal or other life-threatening conditions, greater control over …

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— Arm Yourself with Knowledge at Symposium on Dementia The Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia Community Session in Lexington: Saturday, October 27, 2018 Alzheimer’s disease wreaks emotional havoc on patients, who are robbed of their memories, their dignity, and their lives.  It’s financially devastating as well: care for Alzheimer’s patients is predicted to top $1 trillion by about the time children born today are having children of their own. According to a recent survey, more than half of U.S. adults …

— AARP members Judith and Lee Piper have a special place in their heart and home for older dogs who may be sick, struggling at a shelter, or without a place to stay because their human companions are having difficulty.  After several years of welcoming older dogs to their 5-acre property in Arlington, they stumbled onto an idea.  Let’s recruit loving families that are willing and able to care for elder canines over 8 years old AND we’ll start a non-profit, …