— AARP Maine is hosting community conversations to address the high cost of prescription drugs. Mainers know firsthand what it’s like to get caught in a financial crunch when it comes to paying for prescription drugs, and the increasing cost of medications is hitting older Mainers particularly hard. Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world, and costs are rising four times as fast as overall inflation. We’ve invited State Legislators and community members to discuss the challenges Mainers …

— From Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director Welcome to spring! I’m excited to share with you the latest happenings across Maine. Each quarter we bring you news from around the Pine Tree state, hoping to highlight the issues of most interest to you and your family. Do you love politics and the political process? You may be one of the 50 or more activists and volunteers who join us during the legislative session for our weekly Tuesdays at the State …

— Do you know a volunteer in Idaho, over the age of 50, who’s making a difference in your community? Show your appreciation by nominating them for AARP’s most prestigious community service award. The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, named after AARP’s founder Ethel Percy Andrus, recognizes outstanding local volunteers who donate their skills, time and love to their communities. AARP Idaho will be accepting nominations until July 15, 2019. Who’s eligible? AARP Idaho Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must …

— Students from the Star Valley High School Student Council will take part in AARP Wyoming’s Senior High Tech project at the Thayne Senior Center from 11 a.m. –  1 p.m. on May 9. The Senior High Tech program pairs student service organizations with adults interested in learning more about their cellular phones and mobile devices through one-on-one tutoring with students. The training is free and there is no requirement to be an AARP member in order to take part in …

— A hundred AARP Michigan volunteers gathered at AARP College/Shining Star Gala in Ypsilanti April 18-19 for a unique learning and networking opportunity, along with some fun and entertainment. The conference at Eagle Crest Resort lived up to its “Past, Present and Future” theme, as the participants heard from everyone from AARP Founder Ethel Percy Andrus to Dr. Huei Peng, an expert on driverless cars. “It was an eventful two days, packed with experiences relevant to our mission, important information and …

— Interested in sharing your experience and talents as a volunteer? We would love to hear from you! Click here to see our volunteer brochure: Maine State Volunteer Brochure 2019 You have a lifetime of experience to offer. Why not share your talents right here in Maine? Through outreach, advocacy and service, AARP volunteers and staff work together to enhance the quality of life for Mainers of all ages. Whether it is behind the scenes supporting the daily work of AARP …

— Join us for a free fraud fighting event Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force are bringing together top experts and law enforcement officials to present at a free informational Scam Jam. The Presenters will discuss scams targeting Virginians, such as fake solicitor schemes, bogus …

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— Do you know a volunteer, over the age of 50, who’s made a significant impact on your community? Now’s your chance to get them recognized – nominate that volunteer superstar for AARP’s most prestigious community service award. The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, named after AARP’s founder Ethel Percy Andrus, aims to shine a light on outstanding local volunteers who donate their skills, time and love to their communities. AARP Missouri will be accepting nominations until July 15, 2019, and …

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— In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are sharing stories about individuals across California who help us amplify our work each and every day. We’ve saved our longest-distance spotlight for last — AARP California District Liaison Griff Weber, who sent us his responses all the way from Kathmandu, Nepal where he was spending time traveling. AARP: Tell us a bit about yourself that you would like others to know. Weber: I am Griff Weber, an AARP Volunteer District Liaison to …