— Por Sue Lindsey Después de que su esposo falleció, Nancy Kampschror, de 89 años, de Falls Church, tuvo dos malas experiencias con contadores antes de probar el programa de preparación gratuita de declaraciones de impuestos de AARP Foundation Tax Aide. Desde entonces, ha regresado durante los últimos 12 años, cargando latas grandes de galletas y caramelos para agradecer a los voluntarios. “No te imaginas lo detenidamente que preparan estas declaraciones de impuestos”, dijo Kampschror. Los preparadores de declaraciones de impuestos …

— Two years ago AARP Idaho began offering Movies for Grownups for movie fans around the Gem State. It’s an opportunity for AARP members and their guests  to enjoy complimentary screenings of Hollywood’s biggest hits. Hundreds of Idahoans have enjoyed a night out on the town watching some of the best movies of the year. A free showing of What They Had starring Hilary Swank is being offered on January 14th at the Edwards Boise Stadium 21 and IMAX from 6:30pm to 8:30. For …

— No matter where you are in the journey of family caregiving – just beginning to anticipate a need, helping to coordinate a big move, or taking care of a family member full-time – having a good framework to help guide both you and your loved one will make the process easier. During this session, we will share a framework to help you make plans to care for friends, family members, or loved ones. You will have the opportunity to connect …

— Volunteers makes our communities happier, healthier places to live, and it’s also good for the individual! The founder of AARP, Ethel Percy Andrus, noted that “It is only in the giving of ourselves of others that we truly live.” She believed in community service. It’s part of the DNA of AARP. Psychology Today ran a story a few years ago about some of the benefits of volunteering. Did you know people who volunteer are healthier and live longer?  Health and …

— 2019 is here, and during this time of celebration and renewal it’s also a special occasion to reflect on our many AARP accomplishments in the areas of advocacy and outreach. In 2018, our work had a truly meaningful impact at the federal, state and community levels. As volunteers for AARP, it is especially gratifying to know that we contributed so monumentally toward enhancing the quality of life for a great many older adults, as well as their families, both in …

— Vincent Marzullo of West Warwick assumes leadership role PROVIDENCE – AARP Rhode Island State Director Kathleen Connell today announced the appointment of Vincent “Vin” Marzullo as State President. “We are delighted that Vin has stepped into this key volunteer leadership position,” Connell said. “His professional experience, his distinguished history as a community organizer and administrator, and his passion for our mission make him an outstanding choice.” Marzullo retired as the Federal National Service Director for Rhode Island, working with diverse …

North Dakota State Capitol

— 2019 Legislature – Advocacy Activity 1/18/2019 The Department of Human Services presented its budget requests to the Senate Appropriations Committee on three consecutive days this week (Senate Bill 2012). AARP was front and center on Thursday and Friday supporting the needs of older North Dakotans. Thursday we testified to the committee about the need to continue Medicaid Expansion in the state. The program helps 20,000 North Dakotans receive health insurance, and a large percentage of them are between the ages …

— AARP Virginia state president carol downs will represent more than 1 million aarp members statewide Carol Downs of Alexandria has been named AARP Virginia’s volunteer State President after a decade of service with AARP and other organizations that support people age 50+. The State President is a vital part of AARP’s volunteer workforce, serving as a strategic partner with the team’s staff and providing a leadership voice on behalf of the volunteers in the state. “I am excited about getting …

— AARP Advocacy Day at the Capitol will take place on Tuesday, January 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the N.D. State Capitol. All AARP members are invited to participate. We will have busses traveling from Minot and Fargo to help members with transportation. You will have the opportunity to take part in the legislative process by attending hearings and floor sessions, and visiting with your legislators. AARP staff and volunteers will guide you through the Capitol and give …

— AARP volunteers head to the Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday to ask lawmakers for legislation to provide a tax credit for family caregivers and to help workers save for retirement. “Virginia’s elected officials have a chance to assist family caregivers who spend their own money to keep their loved ones out of nursing homes,” said Jim Dau, AARP Virginia State Director. “These family caregivers are the unrecognized backbone of Virginia’s long-term care system while sacrificing their own financial security; this …