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— A law passed in 2015 requires Medicare to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. Beneficiaries will begin to receive their new cards in May, and the rollout will continue into 2019. This is a good move, since Social Security numbers are the key to identity theft, and having them displayed on Medicare cards has long presented a risk. Unfortunately, scammers have come up with ways to take advantage of this change. HOW IT WORKS:  Scammers claiming to be from …

— Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. And it’s not hard to imagine, given all the data breaches in the news lately. Combating fraud is a priority for AARP Pennsylvania and that is why we are launching Operation: Stop Scams. Identity thieves routinely search through dumpsters and trash cans, looking for confidential information. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help. AARP Pennsylvania is hosting …

— 2018 AARP Real Possibilities Faith Awards Nominations for our 2018 AARP Real Possibilities Faith Awards are now open! Know someone in your faith community who is an unsung hero? Someone who’s always helping out? AARP Kentucky wants to honor them at the 2nd Annual Real Possibilities Faith Awards. Nominations open from April 1 to May 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Nominate that special volunteer from your organization online for the AARP Real Possibilities Faith Award, today: http://spr.ly/6188DZI0G. Each nominee will …

— AARP Virginia invites members and their guests to join them at Shakers Restaurant for an evening of food and fun from 5:00 pm to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. AARP has reserved the back room of Shakers Restaurant for members and their guests to enjoy dinner together with a 10% discount on dinner entrees. Full menu ordering is available. No seminar program or products will be sold at this event. Come as you are and leave as you wish. Shakers Restaurant is …

— Exploring the possibility of turning your hobby into a business? Join AARP New Hampshire, Small Business Administration, and SCORE  and find out how! Industry leaders will walk you through the steps to think about if you’re interested in making your hobby a business, including: Is your product or service marketable? How do you move beyond a fun pastime to a serious endeavor? What are the critical steps in building your business? Which on-line presence is best for you? This free, …

— Operation: Stop Scams Community Shredding Event Scheduled in Helena on May 5 New Survey finds Most Agree on Importance of Shredding, but Almost Half Don’t Follow Through As AARP today launches its second annual “Operation: Stop Scams” — a five-week-long series of more than 150 free document-shredding events and fraud education activities in communities coast-to-coast – a new AARP survey finds that almost half of consumers ignore experts’ recommendations to regularly shred their sensitive financial records. In Montana, a community …

— On April 11th members of Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 prepared lunch for residents and staff at The Thurman Brisben Shelter. President Sally Cooney Anderson, Community Service Chairman Juanita Channel, Janice Feagan, Andy Gaeta and Carlos Enrique (a prospective Chapter member) served a nutritious lunch which included chicken noodle soup, ham and turkey sandwiches, salad, sliced fresh fruit and lemonade. They fed approximately 30 people.  Joe Hargrove, the shelter’s volunteer coordinator, mentioned that it was a great change from the usual lunch …

— The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street, is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written – We’re In the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off to Buffalo, I Only Have Eyes for You, and 42nd Street. The Palace Theatre is offering AARP members and their guests a $10 Adult ticket discount to this long-running hit.  The discounted performances will be held June 1 through June …

— Join AARP North Dakota to learn more about living a healthy lifestyle. Gain access to information and resources on staying fit, wellness, and healthy eating to continue to live your best life at any age. Hear more about physical activities, nutrition, and the importance of social and emotional well-being. Find out how to enhance your quality of life as you age. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at each location. The event is free of charge. Preregistration …

— By Cathy MacCaul, AARP Washington Advocacy Director A new retirement savings initiative has launched in Washington. The Retirement Marketplace officially opened the nation’s first online savings portal in March, where businesses and individuals can comparison shop for low-cost, state-verified retirement savings plans. The Retirement Marketplace at www.retirementmarketplace.com was created to help approximately 2 million Washingtonians who do not have access to retirement savings plans through their workplace. We know a secure retirement is out of reach for millions of Americans, especially those …