— 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!

— Join AARP Alabama for a new walking program at Railroad Park (1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233). AARP Alabama volunteer and chapter member, Jerri Haslem, will lead the pack as we walk our way to better health. The group will meet Monday and Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM and Thursday morning at 6:00 AM. Let us know if you’re planning to participate. Classes are free but we do ask that you register for each date you plan to attend by …

— AARP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its third year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Grants can range from several …

— During the first months of 2019, multiple counties across Alabama have seen destruction by mother nature. From tornadoes to floods, our friends and family have been affected in all corners of our state. We know it will take weeks, months and years to recover from the damage that’s been done. AARP Alabama will be here to help you with information and resources as move forward and start to rebuild. During this time of recovery, this page will offer information on …

— The state Legislature gets back to work March 5, and AARP Alabama is ready to advocate on many issues important to people 50 and older. The state office will focus particularly on legislation to help family caregivers. Alabama’s 761,000 caregivers provide more than $7.7 billion worth of unpaid assistance to aging or ailing loved ones, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute survey. AARP is also pressing for legislation to protect older adults from abuse and to ensure strong legal …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6 p.m. CT You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …

— 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 …