— 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 Arizona for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Find out more about this issue at AARP’s second in a series of free webinars. Social Security – Why It Pays to Wait Tuesday, June 27, 2019, 4 p.m. PT When it comes to getting the biggest monthly Social Security check, timing can be everything. That’s why learning about when to claim your retirement benefits is so important. Attend AARP’s free interactive webinar to have your questions answered and learn about the critical difference between retirement age and “full” retirement …

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 4 p.m. PT No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

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— Recognize a stellar volunteer in your community. AARP state offices are seeking nominations for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. The association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute recognizes outstanding individuals age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. Nominations for the Andrus Awards for Community Service will be accepted through July 15, 2019. Review the eligibility guidelines and submit your online nomination. Thank you for submitting an online nomination. More About the Andrus Award …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

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— Arizona’s Governor and legislative leaders are negotiating now what to fund in the state budget. Click here to urge Governor Ducey and your State Legislator to fund SB1172 Family Caregivers! Every day in Arizona a silent army of more than 800,000 family caregivers goes to work caring for their loved ones. As many Arizona familes know, caregiving is more than a full-time job and costs the caregiver money also. AARP supports funding in the state budget for Senate Bill 1172 …

— By Miriam Davidson For years, Mike Fagan has been disrupting aging one step at a time. But a recent injury during a fall will delay his dream of finishing an ambitious trek by early 2020. The part-time Clarkdale resident, 71, was attempting to do what few of any age have done—complete all three of the nation’s major long-distance hiking trails in one year. “I wanted to demonstrate what people are physically capable of as they age,” Fagan said before embarking …

— AARP Yavapai Volunteers hosted a free AARP Shred-a-thon on Friday April 26th.  We had 324 cars that visited the Shred event, and the shredding trucks on-site shredded 11,520 pounds of paper!  AARP wishes to thank the community for participating at the free Shred-a-thon by bringing in confidential documents to be shredded, as one important way to combat Identity Theft!  Also, we wish to thank the public for contributing 443 pounds of donated food to support the Prescott Community Cupboard food …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 4 p.m. PT 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 …

— 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, 4 p.m. PT Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 4 p.m. PT 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 …

— By Miriam Davidson As past president of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix, Frank Barrios has collected some big donations for the homeless over the years. But few were as meaningful as the contributions he once received in front of a grocery store in a low-income part of town. “There were a lot of homeless people in the area,” Barrios, 76, recalled. “Several of them dug into their pockets and put all the money they had into …