— 1/24 SCAM ALERT Tech support scams happen over the phone and online. Typically, the goal of the scammer is to take control of your computer remotely, tell you that you have viruses that can be fixed for a fee, then get you to fork over your credit card number. If you get a tech support call out of the blue, hang up. Also, avoid clicking on pop-up notices that say you have a problem with your computer. If you are …

— Pop up blockers can prevent you from opening videos, links or courses in the Volunteer Portal.  This Pop Up Blockers Tip Sheet for Chrome shows you how to turn them off in the most commonly used browser.  Similar tip sheets are being developed for four other browsers.  Feel free to contact the AARP Volunteer Helpline (866-740-7719) for personalized help as well.

— While AARP strives to develop a year-round appreciation of Black life, culture and history, each year there are key dates and observances that are deserving of special commemoration. Among these is Black History Month. Background Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United …

— Important issues face the state of North Dakota. Health care access and costs, affordable housing, retirement security, transportation and caregiving are just a few that impact the lives of North Dakotans who are 50 and older. AARP North Dakota’s team of passionate legislative volunteers is a vital voice for legislators to hear when they make decisions that shape the future of our state. You can add to our powerful presence by joining our legislative volunteer team. It’s a fun, rewarding …

— In recognition of his work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, we recently presented State Rep. John Frullo (R-Lubbock) with a Texas Legislative Achievement Award. Rep. Frullo authored and fought for successful passage of legislation – SB 507 – that increases Texans’ access to mediation after being hit with a surprise medical bill. Specifically, SB 507 makes mediation available regardless of physician or facility type. It also gives current and retired teachers this right. The legislation was signed into …

— 50 million served, 50 million more to go Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income …

— An audit by the SC Office of Regulatory Staff released Friday, January 19, says that SCE&G would not be forced in bankruptcy if they discontinue charging customers for an abandoned nuclear project. The audit was requested by the SC Public Service Commission during a late December, 2017 hearing on a petition by ORS to force the utility to rollback its revised rates for the V. C. Summer project. Numerous groups including AARP SC intervened in support of the ORS petition. …

— Diagnosed with dementia and without a job, volunteering for the issues and people she cares about the most has kept Jackie Coleman happier than ever before. Shortly after Coleman lost her dream job as a disability rights lawyer due to her diagnosis, she decided to become an AARP member and soon after that a volunteer with the AARP California Capitol Response Team, “where I make sure that we get approved the right laws that benefit those who are 50 years …

— AARP NY has an open position for an Interim Advocacy Program Specialist based in Albany, New York from February-December 31, 2018. This position serves as a member of the AARP NY State Advocacy Team and is responsible for providing support for the state office’s legislative, voter education and advocacy work, such as: Managing projects, creating project-related materials and determining resources necessary to complete projects Making presentations, keeping records, preparing reports, tracking legislation and drafting correspondence, testimony, memos and other written materials …

— AARP BELIEVES NO ONE’S POSSIBILITIES SHOULD BE LIMITED BY THEIR AGE and seeks to find new solutions that will enable more people to live and age as they choose. One way AARP pursues this mission is through advocacy at the state and local levels led by teams of staff and volunteers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This agenda provides an overview of the key issues that AARP will be advancing …