— 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 New Hampshire. We hope you’ll join us!

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— Computer viruses are scary, and for years perpetrators of tech support scams have sought to exploit that fear by tricking victims into believing their computers are infected and they need help. As the Federal Trade Commission notes, some scam callers pretend to be connected with Microsoft, Apple or a familiar security software company such as Norton or McAfee and claim to have detected malware that posts an imminent threat to the victim’s computer. Other scams feature planted website ads or …

— The digital age isn’t just changing how you work – it’s changing how you find work!  Get ready for what’s next. Join AARP’s free, interactive job search and networking workshops on May 18 in Concord.  Learn how to master the online job search, learn techniques to effectively network, and ace the interview to get the job you want. Here’s an overview of workshops and what’s covered:  Job Search in the Digital Age Saturday, May 18, 2019 11:00 am to 12:30 …

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— Caring for a friend, family member or loved one?  You’re not alone. There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the US and more than 173,000 right here in New Hampshire, providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. Join us for a free, family caregiving event in Portsmouth on June 1.  The lightly-facilitated conversation about family caregiving will help you: Discover five key steps to aid …

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— Back by popular demand:  AARP New Hampshire’s Tasting Tour!  We’ve organized a tour, in May and June, and are geared up to offer you “tastes” of beer and wine.  Gather up your friends and family and get ready to hit the tasting trail. Preregistration will be required for all of these free events.  Oh, and don’t forget to bring your AARP membership card and photo ID in order to access the specials. Here’s what’s planned: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:00 …

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— Half of the nation’s 40 million family caregivers are performing complicated medical/nursing tasks for their family members and friends, including giving injections, preparing special diets, managing tube feedings, and handling medical equipment, according to a new Home Alone Revisited report. In addition, 70 percent of these caregivers are dealing with the stress of managing pain relief in the midst of a national opioid crisis. Home Alone Revisited: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care is a special report from the Founders of …

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

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— AARP released its Grandparents Today National Survey highlighting the latest trends among grandparents in the United States. Since 2001 the number of grandparents has grown by 24 percent from 56 million to 70 million. The research found that grandparents spend an average of $2,562 annually on their grandchildren, equaling approximately $179 billion dollars per year. The youngest grandparent is about 38 years old, with 50 being the average age of becoming a first-time grandparent. The research found that grandparents have, …

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— The average annual cost of therapy for one widely used brand-name prescription drug in 2017 was over 18 times higher than the cost of therapy for one generic drug, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) report released today. The cost for a generic medication used on a chronic basis averaged $365 per year. In contrast, the average annual cost for a brand-name prescription drug was $6,798. “Generics account for nearly nine out of every 10 prescriptions filled …

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— The following is a statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the approval of two bills endorsed by AARP: Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act (H.R. 965) and the Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2019 (H.R. 1499). “AARP thanks the House Energy and Commerce Committee for approving the bipartisan CREATES Act, sponsored by Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI), Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Peter Welch (D-VT), and David …

— Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the spring dates for 2019’s “Walk for your Health” program.  This walking group is open to people of all ages who want to get out in the fresh air, exercise and meet new friends!  This spring series will run from Monday, April 15 – Friday, June 21, with walks taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 am at a variety of locations. AARP will be present at the first walk of …