— 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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— ONLINE CARE FAIR Tips, tools, resources and support for family caregivers in Arizona Thursday, November 15, 2018, 2-5 p.m. PT   When it comes to caring for a loved one, everyone’s journey is different. That’s why you shouldn’t miss AARP’s Online Care Fair, a FREE live online event that offers resources, answers and support, no matter where your journey takes you. Filled with tips, tools and access to local and state services, the Fair aims to help make caring for …

— AARP Arizona is helping to sponsor the Yavapai County StandDown, welcoming homeless veterans and those at risk of homelessness for a range of services and resources. Veterans and their families are invited to the StandDown, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, at Frontier Village, 1841 E. State Highway 69 in Prescott. The StandDown provides resources such as housing and employment assistance and overnight stays. AARP Arizona volunteers will be distributing hygiene kits. Other services include Veterans Administration …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— By Miriam Davidson Retired factory workers Claude and Melissa Foley, together 30 years, were never “super athletic,” said Melissa, 52. “But we try to keep moving because we know what happens if you don’t.” Claude, 62, said that seeing his sedentary grandmother’s health decline made him want to stay active, even though he’s disabled after years of making soles for shoes and fiberglass bathtubs. “My arms don’t work very well, but my legs do,” said Claude, who goes for a …

— 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 …

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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 …

— FitPHX Fall into Fitness, sponsored by AARP Arizona, kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Hance Park. The FREE 10-week series features different workout formats, including Core de Force, Insanity, PiYo, P90X, Turbo Kick, Zumba and more. Register today: http://spr.ly/618784yL9. Learn more about the city’s FitPHX initiative at phoenix.gov/fitphx.

— Basic motoring skills don’t change much, but the technology in cars is evolving. With increasing numbers of older adults behind the wheel, AARP Arizona is offering free workshops to keep motorists up to date, independent, safe and confident on the road. The workshops familiarize drivers with features such as blind-spot warning systems, smart headlights, reverse monitoring systems, collision and lane-departure warnings, assistive parking systems, adaptive cruise control and emergency response systems. In 2016, about 1 in 7 licensed drivers nationwide were …