— 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!

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— Be the Difference this Election Year Before you vote, take the time to get to know where the candidates stand on issues that matter the most to AARP members and their families. This guide helps explain more about the top federal voting issues for older adults, as well as some guiding principleswhen it comes to the future of our health care and economic security. For more information on any of these voting issues, go to www.aarp.org/vote. MEDICARE Medicare Must Be …

— Get Information on the Skills to Get Your Next Job Attend AARP’s live online workshop Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 4-5 p.m. PT When it comes to finding a new job, everyone could improve their networking and interview skills—especially in today’s ultra-competitive market. The good news is, there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills is a live online workshop based on …

— Communities across Arizona are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in Arizona.  The Community Challenge grants provide communities …

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— New Politico/AARP poll reveals voters disapprove of lawmakers’ policies on Medicare and prescription drugs by Dena Bunis, AARP, July 18, 2018 Older voters in Arizona are more likely to criticize Congress than President Trump for the job they’re doing on health care, according to a new Politico/AARP poll. Nearly three-quarters of the state’s 50-plus voters disapprove of the work federal lawmakers are doing on that front, and more than 60 percent reject their performance on Medicare and prescription drug prices. However, older voters in …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

— By James E. Garcia Reynard Gordon and Theresa Alice Titus were found guilty last year by a Cochise County jury on charges of fraud, theft and forgery. The pair were convicted of swindling a 74-year-old woman in southern Arizona out of about $120,000 by submitting a fraudulent power of attorney and coercing the victim to withdraw large amounts of cash from her personal bank account. Police were tipped off when an alert credit union employee realized the woman did not …

— Health, beauty and wellness are the focus of the AZ Black Women’s Expo on Sunday, Aug. 19, in Phoenix. AARP Arizona is cosponsoring the expo at the Legends Event Center, 4240 W. Camelback Road. Open to consumers of all ages, the expo will feature workshops and demonstrations, offering an opportunity for local businesswomen to build brand awareness and showcase their products. Organizers anticipate significantly larger crowds than last year’s expo, which drew 500 attendees. For more information and to buy …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 5 –5:30 p.m. MT Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job in …

— Issues of concern to an aging population are hot topics right now on the PBS public affairs program Arizona Horizon, which airs weeknights at 5:30 and 10 p.m.  The half-hour show includes three segments nightly, and AARP Arizona is sponsoring a series of segments that will run one per month through December. Topics will include caregiving, retirement security, age-friendly communities, brain health, technology, veterans’ issues and volunteers 50-plus who are making a difference in Arizona. Some of the segments will …