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— By Aliya S. King  Margina Dennis, 50, a professional makeup artist, worries about retirement. She loves what she does, and yet she knows that working past age 65 isn’t feasible. “There are some professions where you may be able to work longer if you need to save more money,” Dennis said. “But I can’t continue to haul around 40-pound makeup bags or stand for 14 hours in the heat or in 20-below temperatures.” Dennis, of Bergen County, has some modest …

— Por Aliya S. King  A Margina Dennis, de 50 años, maquilladora profesional, le preocupa su jubilación. Le encanta lo que hace, y sin embargo, sabe que continuar trabajando después de los 65 años no es tan fácil. “Hay algunas profesiones en la que puedes trabajar más tiempo si es que necesitas ahorrar más dinero”, dijo Dennis. “Pero yo no puedo cargar bolsos de maquillaje de 40 libras, o pasar 14 horas parada bajo el calor o en temperaturas de 20 …

— Sign Up for Our Free Webinar on Avoiding Seasonal Fraud Seasons Cheatings: Protecting Yourself from Holiday Frauds & Scams Part 1: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7 p.m. ET The holidays are coming—and so are the holiday scammers. Keep your money out of their hands by attending AARP’s free, two-part online question and answer event. You’ll learn how these criminals work, so you can protect you and yours from the sneakiest frauds …

— Nueva ley en Nueva Jersey: Licencia por enfermedad pagada En todo Nueva Jersey, más de un millón de personas ayudan a sus padres, cónyuges y otros seres queridos para que puedan permanecer en sus hogares, donde prefieren estar. La mayoría de estas personas que cuidan de un ser querido también tienen trabajos a tiempo parcial o completo mientras brindan atención. AARP abogó por la aprobación de la Ley de licencia por enfermedad pagada de Nueva Jersey y, el 29 de octubre del …

— Upcoming Courses To register for a session, call the registration phone number next to the class you are interested in. *Courses are $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members*   For up-to-date information on future Drivers Safety courses across the state, use our interactive Course Locator  to find the session nearest to you, or register for our online course.

— Is your community a place you would consider age-friendly? An age-friendly community is a place that has safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life. This year several New Jersey communities took on the challenge of incorporating Age-Friendly initiatives into their community plans and joined the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities encourages states, cities, towns …

— As data breach incidents proliferate, a new AARP survey finds that an alarming number of New Jersey residents have failed to take the basic precautions against identity theft.  In response, AARP New Jersey and the AARP Fraud Watch Network launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity theft risks and educate consumers on how to enhance the safety of their personal information. In honor of Veteran’s Day on November, 11th – AARP New Jersey would also like to bring awareness …

— AARP New Jersey is putting more green space in the Garden State. To advance its livable-community goals, AARP gave grants to two Community Challenge projects in New Jersey. The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services received funding to expand the WALK Bloomfield program and include devices that allow walkers to “click” their progress when they reach locations on the paths. A grant also went to the Healthier Somerset/Somerset Health Care Foundation, for the installation of a downtown green space. …

— New Law in New Jersey: Paid Sick Leave Across New Jersey more than 1 million family caregivers help their parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – where they want to be. The majority of family caregivers also juggle full or part-time jobs while caregiving. AARP advocated for passage of the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act and, on October 29, 2018, New Jersey became the 10th state in the nation to require employers to provide …