— Caregiving crises can erupt with a phone call. For me it happened on a glorious sunny morning in the summer of 2008 with a ring from my sister. Within hours of hearing that Mom’s caregiver needed to be fired, panic and fear rained down on me because we realized Mom would soon have to leave home. Ten years later, when I reflect on that phone call, I still feel the churn in my stomach as I raced across town to …

— AARP hosted Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson on the evening of July 18th for a telephone town hall to discuss the upcoming election in November. Callers from across the state asked questions ranging from how to request an absentee ballot to what Indiana is doing to protect the security of Hoosiers’ votes. Hoosiers can visit indianavoters.com for more information registering to vote, updating their voting information and find out who’s on the ballot. AARP has a proud 32-year history …

— AARP Utah has a staff of only five people, so we rely on our 300+ volunteers to help us offer programs and events around the state!  Volunteer teams in Salt Lake City and Ogden can find themselves checking in members who have registered for events, passing out information at a health fair, introducing speakers for a program, painting a fence for our Day of Service, or helping to stock boxes for the Utah Food Bank.  But we can always use …

— Communities across Delaware are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in Delaware.  The Community Challenge grants provide communities …

— Actívate con AARP en Cabo Rojo Descubre tus posibilidades con los capítulos de AARP, donde tu experiencia hace la diferencia. • Conoce gente dinámica y activa como tú. • Participa en actividades sociales y eventos. • Aporta en iniciativas de servicio en tu comunidad. • Aprovecha nuevas oportunidades de crecimiento personal y adiestramiento. • Cabildea por tus derechos y en favor de legislación de avanzada junto a AARP. • Únete a la agenda de transformación social de AARP Puerto Rico.   …

— Today, in Ohio, 2 million people over 65 and individuals with disabilities are covered by Medicare for their health care. Before President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law 53 years ago this month, fewer than 25 percent of older Americans had meaningful health insurance. Even a minor illness could propel them into bankruptcy or send them into a life of poverty. Thankfully, the deal that was struck with Americans in 1965 – pay into Medicare throughout your working life and …

— Join your friends from Casper for a free evening of baseball, food, drinks, and fun at the AARP Beer, Brats, and Baseball event at Mike Lansing Field in Casper on Saturday, July 28. AARP will give away 50 tickets and will be providing food and drinks against the Casper Horsehead’s game with the Western Nebraska Pioneers. Register here and get your name on the list, then during the game, come by the AARP table at the concourse and learn more …

— AARP Utah has great connecting events for you in Ogden, with discounts for music, dance, soccer, and football games!  Check out what we have to offer below.  Please contact Community Outreach Director Jill Duke with any questions at jduke@aarp.org.   Mariachi De mi Tierra with Ballet Folklorico de las Americas Monday, September 17, 2018 7:30 pm Peery’s Egyptian Theater 2415 Washington Blvd Ogden, UT  84401  The concert is FREE but YOU MUST REGISTER TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND by calling …

— Starting our new life together in 1991 was scary and exciting.  Jack and I were married and moving to Holland to advance his career with an International Company. My joy was over-shadowed by dread. Jack was diagnosed with myeloma a month before our wedding. Like many who hear “he/she has CANCER” my life changed forever! I was overcome by shock, anger and fear and wondered if I was strong enough. How will I survive the guilt of leaving my business, …

— There are eight volunteer-led AARP Chapters in the District, which offer health and wellness fairs, presentations on relevant topics, community service opportunities and fun outings. Find an AARP Chapter near you by searching here, and get involved! Join us in congratulating two AARP Chapters that received AARP grant funding to support projects in DC. Elementary School Uniforms for Students Penn Branch Chapter 3473 is helping to purchase school uniforms for students in need at Randle Highlands Elementary School in SE …