— 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!

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— Q. What documents should I shred? A. Start by shredding junk mail and old papers that carry your Social Security number (but don’t destroy your Social Security card), birth date, signature, account numbers, passwords or PINs. Shred deposit slips and ATM and credit card receipts immediately after you get your monthly statements. Shred used airline tickets, unneeded medical bills, preapproved credit card applications and expired IDs such as driver’s licenses, medical insurance cards and passports. Some more shredding advice: • …

— Find out what you can already be doing to prepare at our free, two-part webinar. Retirement Planning: Top Tips to Get or Stay on Track Part 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Are you making the right decisions today for a better retirement down the road? You can and AARP is here to help you get on track with your retirement plans. Simply register now for our free, two-part …

— 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 …

— Join AARP Alabama for a new walking program at Railroad Park (1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233). Jerri Haslem will lead the pack as we walk our way to better health. The group meets at the pavilion, Monday and Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM and Thursday morning at 6:00 AM. The self-paced walk is an opportunity to exercise and meet new people while enjoying the scenery of Railroad Park or The Rotary Trail. Join us and start making strides …

— 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 …

— 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 …