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

— 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 …

— 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.

— AARP New Jersey is partnering with the Somerset Patriots for the 2019 baseball season, offering association members and their guests discounted tickets to 11 home games. The 50 percent discount will be honored on Sundays, starting April 28 and running through Sept. 22. AARP volunteers will be on hand to share information about what the state office is doing legislatively to advocate for people 50-plus. Go to somersetpatriots.com/aarpsundays and use the promo code Patriots1. Buy discount tickets online, at the …

— Find out what you can already be doing to prepare at our free, two-part webinar. Retirement Planning: Top Tips to Get or Stay on Track Part 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you making the right decisions today for a better retirement down the road? You can and AARP is here to help you get on track with your retirement plans. Simply register now for our free, two-part …

— By Evelyn Liebman, AARP New Jersey Advocacy Director On March 28th, Governor Murphy took a monumental step in ensuring a more secure financial future for hardworking New Jerseyans – a single step that was years in the making. With the signing of the bi-partisan new Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program Act, Governor Murphy gave new life to an initiative that had been gutted and left to die on the vine in the previous administration. There is broad agreement NJ’s retirement …

— Join AARP New Jersey for a day of science and fun for the whole family. Stop by the AARP table at the Liberty Science Center on Thursday, June 27th or Sunday, June 30th  from 10:00am – 4:00pm and find out more about what AARP is doing in your community. AARP members and guests will receive a discounted admission rate of $13.50 per ticket (up to 6 tickets per purchaser) which includes a planetarium show. Tickets are available by calling 201-253-1310 …

— By Christina Hernandez Sherwood Physical activity can reduce the risk of chronic disease, so one town—with the help of a grant from AARP—is offering residents a challenge: Take more walks. With a $10,000 AARP Community Challenge grant, the township of Bloomfield, partnering with the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, has expanded its walking program by purchasing and installing time clocks that track participants’ strolls. “AARP saw that this is what our community needs—an environmental, sustainable program that will reduce …

— 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 …

— Join AARP New Jersey for a free shredding and medication disposal event on Sunday, April 28th, 2019. AARP, in conjunction with the Perth Amboy Police Department, the City of Perth Amboy and the Perth Amboy Redevelopment Team for Neighborhood Enterprise and Revitalization (P.A.R.T.N.E.R) will be hosting a shredding event and a prescription medication take-back day. Bring any confidential paper documents to our event, and we’ll shred them for free. All attendees are invited to drop off any unused or expired …

— The New Year rang in a new commitment to family caregivers in New Jersey.  As a result of the hard work of AARP staff and volunteers, coalition partners and the leadership of Assemblywomen Lampitt, Mosquera, and Vainieri Huttle as well as Senators Vitale and Greenstein and the Governor, a bill to create a New Jersey Caregiver Task Force (A3514/S959) was signed into law December 28, 2018. Soon after, a bill to significantly expand our state’s Paid Family Leave Insurance Program …