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A guide to when, where and whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine
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Summer has officially arrived, and with it plenty of beach days, barbeques, and picnics. Now that vaccinated individuals can gather for those classic backyard bashes, it’s time to amaze friends and family alike with some delicious and healthy recipes. Over the years, AARP has teamed up with chefs all over America to share some of their summer dishes, and to celebrate, we’re recapping our favorites. For more recipes, make sure to visit aarp.org/food.
Floating on Water
This week, record-breaking temperatures are affecting the Northwest region of America, with records set in the hundreds in cities like Portland and Seattle. Streets are buckling from the immense heat, and some power cables are even melting.
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A 15-member AARP Indiana volunteer team made 5,765 calls, connecting with 2,406 households during a three-month phone outreach campaign from January to April to let people know about how to schedule appointments and register for vaccines.
Visit to virtual doctor
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has solidified itself as a convenient and safe way to see physicians in your time of need. With just the press of a button on your phone or computer, you can connect with a doctor without the hassle of commuting, sitting in a waiting room, and paying in-person fees. However, with the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine and re-opening of doctor’s offices to the public, is the future of telehealth in jeopardy?
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A new AARP-sponsored fitness park is now open at the Fort Wayne Community Center, at 233 W. Main St. 
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AARP provides information and support for veterans, military, and all their families. Read the article below for some free and important mental health resources currently available for veterans of all ages.
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Spring has sprung, and with it comes warmer weather. Not only is the outdoors the perfect place to relax, but getting some fresh air can also improve your mental health. See below to learn about some simple, outdoor activities that will not only strengthen your physical health but will also lift your spirits.
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Did you know that April 14 is National Gardening Day? Not only is this hobby a perfect spring activity, but it also has plenty of mental health benefits that will keep you at ease during such a stressful time in the world. If you’re interested in creating a garden of your own, keep reading for some tips and tricks on how to get started:  
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With an online guide, AARP is informing Hoosiers about how the state is rolling out the vaccines.
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