— The midterm elections are of vital importance. Make your voice heard by going to the polls by Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP, AARP Bulletin, October 2018 As the midterm elections draw near, rarely has our country seemed so divided, our need to rediscover our shared values so great. Rarely has there been a more desperate need for our collective voice to be heard. That’s why this past spring, AARP launched a full-scale campaign entitled “Be the Difference. Vote!” to educate voters on …

— The rules have changed and now, more Virginians can get low-cost, quality health insurance that covers preventive care, doctor visits, prescriptions, hospitalizations, mental health care, laboratory and x-ray services, rehabilitative services, medical equipment, and more. Beginning January 1, 2019, thousands of Virginians aged 19-64 will be able to get the health care they need so they can have peace of mind and greater financial security. It will help individuals to be more productive in their jobs and allows families to …

— Connect with AARP Wisconsin staff, volunteers, other members and their guests, and receive a special price for a performance of Black Nativity at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Join us on Friday, December 7th at 7:00 pm for a night of fun! Black Nativity is a heartwarming and moving gospel song play by Langston Hughes. The power of gospel music, telling the story of this beloved, family friendly classic that began with the first star …

— AARP will host our first ever bourbon tasting. Members and one guest are invited to enjoy a 30 minute guided tour and a 15 minute tasting all for $5! You’ll also learn more about AARP as we have fun trivia while you wait. Choose your tour time: 6, 6:30 or 7pm and plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to enjoy the fun. The $5 fee is non-refundable and due upon registration and no money will be accepted at …

— Beneficiaries have until Dec. 7 to review coverage and make changes for 2019 Medicare’s annual eight-week open enrollment period begins today. Beneficiaries have until Dec. 7 to take stock of their current coverage and decide whether it meets their health care needs — and budget. All the decisions made during open enrollment will take effect in January. If you don’t want to change your coverage, no action is required. But, with few exceptions, this is the one chance to change …

— Before You File: Everything You Need to Know About the New Tax Law A FREE VSCPA Workshop The Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) is putting on a series of workshops all around the state that are FREE to the public. The workshop titled “Before you file: Everything  You Need to Know about the New Tax Law” will cover everything that taxpayers should know to best prepare for the upcoming filing season by giving a general overview of the new tax …

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— Hi All, Please see Good Work News, August Edition! For more information about other happenings in Georgia, please check us out at www.Facebook.com/AARPGEORGIA! Good Work News September Edition August 2018 FINAL

— Four Steps to Take During Medicare Open Enrollment Click here to print our flyer: Medicare 2018 Open Enrollment Flyer MAINE Medicare Open Enrollment is the only time of the year when over 290,000 Medicare recipients in Maine can review and make changes to their Medicare coverage. October 15th through December 7th is Medicare Open Enrollment season and any changes you make will be in place on January 1, 2019. During open enrollment you can: Join a Medicare Prescription Drug plan; Switch …

— Care Enough to Know Join AARP Virginia for a free conference to learn about local resources available to help family caregivers from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 3rd. With thousands of people sharing the huge responsibility of caring for older parents, loved ones, friends and neighbors, helping them to live independently at home, many caregivers are unaware of what support services and resources are available. Event attendees will enjoy a boxed lunch provided with a free gift …