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DIY Toolkit Descriptions

Do It Yourself (or DIY) Toolkits are ready-made, interactive presentations and supporting materials for AARP staff and volunteers interested in leading local, community presentations. DIY Toolkits include a range of social impact content; facilitator and participant materials ; and approved promotional tools.

Interested? Please contact your State Office to get access to the DIY toolkits on the AARP Volunteer Portal.


DIY Toolkit Description
10 Retirement Planning Tips  

Retirement planning doesn’t have to be daunting. In this workshop, you’ll learn 10 practical tips to achieve retirement peace of mind, including ways to jump-start your savings, retirement timing considerations and consulting financial professionals.

Five Pillars of Brain Health  

A good overview for anyone interested in improving their brain health. This workshop will provide you with actionable steps you can take along with resources to learn more.

Financial Basics
at 50+
A good overview for anyone feeling overwhelmed by expenses or simply hoping to save more for a comfortable retirement.
Fraud Watch Network (multiple topics)  

The AARP Fraud Watch Network is working to empower you in the fight, with proven resources and tools to help you spot and avoid identity theft and fraud.

Fraud DIY presentations cover a range of topics including: FWN Basic Presentation, Cyber Safety, Protecting Your Digital ID/Dark Web, Government Imposter Scams, Identity Theft, Investment Fraud, Medical Identify Theft, Online Romance Scams.
Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment  

The Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment workshop gives an overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace and the enrollment season for 2019 coverage.

Note: this DIY will likely be updated in advance of the 2020 open enrollment season.
Job Search in the Digital Age  

In this workshop you’ll learn how job search engines can help you find jobs online; tips for age-proofing and improving your résumé and more.

Appropriate for AA/B audiences, H/L version (Spanish) available.
Living Longer, Living Smarter  

None of us can predict the future, so it is important to create & share your plan with those who need to know.

This DIY has 4 sessions: finances, health, home & community, and legal.

Medicare 101  

This session gives an overview of the different parts of Medicare, coverage and costs, and choices of Medicare plans.

Prepare to Care  


No matter where you are in your caregiving journey, a good framework, support network and resources to help guide you & your loved one can make things easier.

Multiple versions are available: AA/B, AI/AN, AA/PI, Chinese, H/L and Employers.

Sharpen Your Networking & Interview Skills  

This workshop is designed to help refresh your image and put your best self forward. It covers ways to effectively network, create a winning “elevator pitch” and ace your interview.

Social Security: Understanding Your Benefits  

This session explains the facets of Social Security (retirement, survivors, and disability benefits), discusses the options for when to claim your retirement benefits, and covers implications of working while collecting benefits.

TEK: Introduction to iPad/Android Tablets  

Discover the capabilities of your iPad/Android tablet. If you’re new to mobile technology or in need of a refresher, this introductory workshop is a great starting point.

TEK: Introduction to Facebook  

Connect with family and friends, share status updates, and join the conversation — all on the world's largest social media network.



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