— AARP hosted Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson on the evening of July 18th for a telephone town hall to discuss the upcoming election in November. Callers from across the state asked questions ranging from how to request an absentee ballot to what Indiana is doing to protect the security of Hoosiers’ votes. Hoosiers can visit indianavoters.com for more information registering to vote, updating their voting information and find out who’s on the ballot. AARP has a proud 32-year history …

— Communities across Indiana 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 Indiana.  The Community Challenge grants provide communities …

— 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, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET 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 Diana Lamirand As an 84-year-old community volunteer, Lucille Moore, of Indianapolis, knows firsthand the issues older people face in trying to meet their needs for health care, financial stability and general well-being. She worries about those on a meager income who don’t see a doctor regularly and have to pay for expensive medication. “It’s important for seniors to be able to survive on their own,” said Moore, an active volunteer for AARP Indiana since 2010. She enjoys spreading the …

— 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, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET 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 …

— AARP Indiana is hosting Coffee on Us in Gary on Monday, June 4. This event, and others like it, offer opportunities for local residents to suggest ways that AARP can address community issues through education and advocacy. AARP will buy the coffee, and state office staff will listen to Hoosiers’ concerns at J’s Breakfast Club from 9 to 11 a.m. Similar events are planned across the state throughout 2018. Check aarp.org/in for details.

— A couple of years ago Indianapolis Power & Light Co. (IPL) raised utility rates. Now they want to raise them again. IPL is requesting an increase of about $96.7 million in overall annual operating revenues – that’s a 7.1% increase!  Worse yet — they want to increase the “fixed charge” – which is the amount we customers pay regardless of how much electricity we use – from $17 to $27 a month. This is a 60% increase for Hoosier customers …

— By Jenny Elig On the last Sunday of May, Karen Dalton will don a vibrant yellow shirt, black pants and a white hat and head to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On that day, and almost daily during the spring and summer, she’ll log long hours as a member of the Speedway’s Safety Patrol. It’s a family tradition for Dalton, 68, of Greenwood. She first tagged along to the track as a 5-year-old, accompanying her father, Cloyd Thompson. Thompson would put …

— Our Special Online Sessions Can Help You Balance Them Juggling It All: Tips for Working Caregivers Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Did you know that six out of 10 Americans are taking care of a loved one age 50 or older — and many are doing it while also trying to earn a living? You want to balance your caregiving responsibilities with everything …

— Join our series of online Q&A sessions to learn how to avoid them. Stay Safe from Common Scams Part 1: IRS Imposter Scam — Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Medicare Card Scam — Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7– 7:30 p.m. ET Ads & Scams — Trends, Tips and Tools from the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET Fraud and scams seem to be everywhere these days. Take …