— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Alabama for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Learn How to Leverage Your Skills and Experience at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Age-Proof Your Career: A Two-Part Interactive Webinar Part 1: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your company or thinking about a career change, you want to increase your competitiveness with confidence. Sign …

— Learn How to Avoid Their Scams at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar The Imposters: Keeping Yourself Safe from Scammers Part 1: Valentines, Candy & Online Romance Scams, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: It’s not the Government Calling: Protecting Yourself from Government Impostors, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT They’re two-faced—someone who pretends to be something they’re not for a secret reason. And they’re out to steal your money. Experts call them the imposters. They could be …

— Sign Up for Our Free Online Work and Skills Event Online Career Networking Expo: Spotlight on Part-Time Work and Skills Thursday, January 24, 2019, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. CT Looking for part-time work? AARP’s Online Career Networking Expo is bringing the employers, the skills and the possibilities of part-time work to you! This free, unique event lets you network with employers online and learn how to improve the skills that can get you noticed. Tune in to expert-led webinars such …

— Two communities in the state have won AARP Community Challenge grants that will help pedestrians, bicyclists and those who enjoy parks. The City of Montgomery’s Planning Department is receiving $6,000 to install two pedestrian crossing signals and a colorful crosswalk, with the goal of increasing safety. The city of Oxford will use its $10,800 for 10 park benches and bike racks along Main Street in the historic downtown. The projects are two of 129 award recipients for “quick action” projects …

— Voting in the mid-term elections is easy for some people – just a quick walk around the corner or a short drive to the polling station. But for others, it may seem impossible. Taking time off from work or overcoming physical disabilities can prevent many people from exercising their right to vote. And living in remote or rural communities can make getting to the polls particularly difficult. But with a little advance planning, you can make sure your vote is …

— AARP Alabama reminds residents that every vote matters, with elections for seven U.S. House seats, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and state legislative seats. Registration for the Nov. 6 election ends Oct. 22. Voters must provide a valid photo ID. Check sos.alabama.gov for more information. To read about key issues affecting 50-plus voters, go to aarp.org/vote.

— The AARP Alabama state office opened in 2001, and since then the volunteers and staff have been working to improve the lives of Alabamians age 50+ and their families through outreach, advocacy, and legislative activities. Those efforts are led by eight full-time staff members and a 10-member volunteer executive council who work with hundreds of dedicated volunteers throughout the state. Those volunteers, along with Alabama’s more 430,000 AARP members, are the backbone of the organization and a driving force in every …

— Assuming guardianship of another person’s property, medical decisions, and finances is a large responsibility. To ensure that the process protects our most vulnerable at such a critical time, AARP has been working with organizations and state leadership to improve guardianship and conservatorship practices in Alabama. What is guardianship? When a person is incapable of managing his or her personal decisions or property, a court may appoint a guardian to make decisions on their behalf. These decisions can be related to handling …

— Personal security is about more than physical safety. It also means making sure no one has acquired your Social Security number, financial account numbers or other information that thieves can use to steal your identity and money. Alabamians are better protected under a comprehensive data breach law that took effect in June. Backed by AARP Alabama, the law requires businesses and organizations to maintain reasonable security standards, to investigate data breaches promptly upon discovery and—depending on the type of breach—to …