— By Miriam Davidson Marquetta White knew that her 91-year-old father, who cares for her 87-year-old mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease, could benefit from a support group. But the retired state employee and social worker had trouble convincing him. “He’d tell me, ‘I don’t need to go cry on someone’s shoulder,’ ” said White, 66, of Mesa. “Then a funny thing happened: He went, and he loved it. “Now, he still won’t listen to me, but he listens to the people in …

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— In 2017 Arizona State Representative Heather Carter proposed HB 2209 “Family Caregiver Income Tax Credit” that would give up to $1,000 tax credit to those family caregivers who pay out of pocket expenses in the service of their loved ones.   The average family caregiver spends nearly $7,000 annually out of their own pocket. Family caregivers are the backbone of services and supports in Arizona. They help make it possible for older adults and people with disabilities of all ages …

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— The Equifax breach exposed names, addresses, birthdates and social security numbers of 145 million Americans. This is exactly the information a scammer would need to take advantage of a social security recipient – who hasn’t yet set up their own “My Social Security Account”. Any Social Security recipient who has not already set up their own “My Social Security Account” is advised to do so immediately! In case you are not aware, the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides an online …

— AARP members and their families and friends can learn how to recognize and avoid scams at a free workshop on Thursday, Nov. 16. The event features Frank W. Abagnale, an expert on identity theft, forgery and embezzlement. The workshop will be at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix. For more than 40 years, Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart scammers. As an ambassador for the AARP Fraud Watch Network, he has taught people of …

— Join us online for free webinars, interactive videos, live chats and more AARP’s Online Family Caregiving Fair is Thursday, November 16, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. MT As a child, your parents provided the care. Now the roles are changing. If you’re one of over 40 million adults in the U.S. who provide unpaid care to a family member — or a first-time caregiver looking for helpful tips and advice, the AARP Online Family Caregiving Fair will help you make …

— How can he help you build your new business? From Passion to Profit, Part 2: Veteran Entrepreneurship takes place on Thursday, November 9, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. MST If you’re a veteran thinking about starting your own business, join AARP for a live webinar and hear from all of our inspiring veteran entrepreneurs as they share their journeys of starting and succeeding in business. Get new business insights from: Lee Dougherty, founder and host of Objective Rally Point networking event for …

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— There is a great deal of confusion surrounding the state of taxes in America. Congress will continue to push forward on tax reform with the approval of the budget in the Senate, but there is one aspect that AARP doesn’t want to get lost in the shuffle: The Medical Expense Deduction. Essentially, this allows you to deduct out-of-pocket medical expenses after exceeding a certain level of income based on your age. The current tax proposal would open the door to …

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— AARP Arizona is proud to sponsor KJZZ State of Aging in the Valley series.  We applaud the efforts KJZZ is doing to provide its listeners and Arizona’s community in general more resources and tools for more than 804,000 Arizona’s caregivers. Arizona has long been a destination for older Americans with its pristine retirement communities. But aging in America isn’t what it used to be. It’s expensive and sometimes isolating. This series aims to explore the reality of an aging society. …

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—   Hey there! Welcome to our weekly event updates. If you are interested in attending any of the events, click on the link so you can register. Don’t forget to send your pictures of Arizona to azaarp@aarp.org, and we’ll give you a shout-out on our social media pages. Arizona Fall League Discount Days: Make sure to show your AARP membership card to get the 2×1 tickets on Thursday games. October 19th – Peoria Sports Complex October 26th – Surprise Stadium …

— Join us for two live webcasts and get answers to your questions. Do you have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment? Get your answers live! Whether you’re enrolling for the first time or re-enrolling, the two-part Q&A series from AARP Learn@50+ provides answers about the 2018 enrollment process. In part one, AARP’s experts will review the Open Enrollment period (Nov. 1 to Dec. 15) and answer your questions about the process. In part two, the AARP team will lead a …