— With electricity, cell phone service and even landline communications knocked out or damaged in much of the eastern Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael, one major emerging need is for information about who needs help. While most people age 50-plus treasure their independence and vigor, natural disasters can hit older people especially hard. AARP is working to connect those you care about to assistance. At present, it is difficult if not impossible for public officials and aid workers to get in …

—   AARP Delaware has moved to a new office space in downtown Wilmington. The new office provides enhanced work space for volunteers and staff.  All staff phone numbers remain the same. You may also contact AARP Delaware at 866-227-7441 or at aarpde@aarp.org.  AARP Delaware’s new address is: AARP Delaware 222 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1630 Wilmington, DE 19801 “We were fortunate to find such a well-suited space. I don’t think we could have found a better location for our team. Our …

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is expanding its team of Nebraska volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions they’ve earned. Since its inception, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has served more than …

— East High School students will bring their tech savvy to the Cheyenne Senior Center (2101 Thomes Ave.) to help the residents better understand how to use their mobile devices from 11 a.m. – noon on Saturday, October 27. The project, known as Senior Tech High, is a collaboration between AARP Wyoming, the Cheyenne Senior Center, the Cheyenne East High School Interact Club, as well as East High School’s ROTC Cyberpatriot Team. Interact Clubs are affiliates of Rotary International, which bring …

— Are you ready to FEED? Want to get hands-on and help feed kids and low-income seniors? Sign up online at www.faswva.org/volunteer for one of Feeding America Southwest Virginia new volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. and on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to prepare food, cook, and clean in the Community Solutions Center Kitchen at 2328 Melrose Ave., NW in Roanoke. Groups of up to 12 can be accommodated for this activity. Volunteers …

— Applications Now Being Accepted Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and inspire others?  If so, we want you! AARP Rhode Island is conducting a statewide search for the position of State President. This leadership volunteer position offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to utilize your skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of the Ocean State’s 50+ population, and their families. The AARP Rhode Island State President: Serves as Chair of …

— By Kathleen Connell, Published in RI Senior Digest We all want the same things. What? How absurd. The world is filled with all kinds of people with all kinds of wants. Sure. That’s true. But when it comes to where we live – where we call home – there are certain things we share. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or income, we can all agree that improvements to our communities benefit everyone. Here’s what tops the list: Safe, accessible and …

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— As data breach incidents proliferate, a new AARP survey finds that that an alarming number of Kentucky residents have failed to take the basic precautions against identity fraud.  In response, AARP Kentucky and the AARP Fraud Watch Network launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity theft risks and educate consumers on how to enhance the safety of their personal information. Reports of data breaches have become commonplace — from Equifax one year ago, to Target, to Uber, to Home …

— 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. …

— One by one, the names and accomplishments of 50 Indian Elders were shared with an audience of more than 800 at AARP Oklahoma’s 10th Annual Indian Elder Honors celebration at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. As the distinguished honorees were announced, they stood to applause, and a medallion was presented to each honoree. AARP State Director Sean Voskuhl said, “This event celebrates a lifetime of service from these distinguished elders …