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

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— AARP Day at the Capitol Local volunteers make the best advocates in the Capitol. In the era of a 24/7 news cycle, Tweeting, and texting, the faces and stories of “folks back home” make a big impact in the Capitol. Dozens of AARP Kentucky local activists, Executive Council Members, and AARP Chapter members traveled to Frankfort to connect directly with their lawmakers during the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly. For many, it wasn’t their first trip and for others, it was …

— AARP will be at the center of the action at one of the the nation’s top air shows and fireworks displays in Louisville this April. The official Kentucky Derby Festival kickoff event on Saturday, April 13, is expected to draw an estimated 650,000 spectators. AARP will have a display area located inside the South Great Lawn in Waterfront Park, where volunteers will greet members and their families with a special gift. Other prime viewing areas include River Road and the …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7 p.m. ET You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …

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— AARP Community Challenge Grants Return in 2019 Applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET Download your application, here: 2019 Community Challenge Grant Application (PDF). We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), …

— Accessory Dwelling Units Manual Available A new Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) manual is available to help Fayette County residents. ADUs are quickly changing aging housing options across the nation. ADUs present an opportunity to meet the demand for housing as Lexington’s population continues to grow. In addition, ADUs can be used as a tool for enhancing existing neighborhoods by introducing a greater diversity among residents across age, ability-level and income, while providing an option to promote aging-in-place. Download a free copy (PDF) …

— AARP Movies for Grownups Presents: BLACKkKLANSMAN (Directed by Spike Lee) It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Rated R for language throughout, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references. WHEN: Thursday, February 28 TIME:  7:00 pm ET WHERE:   Regal Hamburg Pavilion …

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— The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is holding public hearings in Lexington and Louisville to present information and receive public comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E). “These meetings will allow the public to learn about the PSC’s ratemaking process and to present their views directly to members of the Commission as we prepare to consider whether the proposed rates are fair, just and reasonable,” according …

— Focusing on you and those you love Come hear about matters affecting older or disabled people including guardianship, advance directives and estate planning. The event is free; the information is invaluable. You must register in advance as refreshments will be served Ins and Outs of Elder Law: Focusing on you and those you love Date: March 12, 2019 Time: 6:30-8:00pm Location: Fern Creek Library, 6768 Bardstown Rd, 40291 Speaker: Kelly Gannott, Attorney at Kentucky ElderLaw Register online or by phone: …

— Learn How to Leverage Your Skills and Experience at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Age-Proof Your Career: A Two-Part Interactive Webinar Part 1: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your company or thinking about a career change, you want to increase your competitiveness with confidence. Sign …

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— Are you a leader in your community? Do you love to meet new people? Are you a thinker or a doer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider volunteering with AARP Louisiana. We’re seeking new volunteers in every city with drive, compassion, and commitment. Volunteers play an integral role at AARP; from talking to state and federal lawmakers, to helping with community events, and delivering workshops and seminars. Volunteers are the face and backbone of …