— 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!

— AARP Foundation Tax Aide offers free tax preparation help to anyone with special attention to those over the age of 50 who cannot afford a tax preparation service. Since 1968, the volunteer-based program has helped nearly 50 million low- to moderate-income taxpayers. And we need you!   If you’re interested in learning new skills and giving back to your community, the AARP Foundation Tax Aide program needs you! AARP Foundation Tax Aide is looking for compassionate and friendly individuals to …

—     Across New Jersey more than 1.1 million family caregivers help their parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – where they want to be. Family caregiving is a labor of love, but it is also complex, costly, demanding, and stressful. The majority of family caregivers also juggle full or part-time jobs while caregiving.   As workers struggle to balance caregiving with their job responsibilities, many end up facing economic hardship as the demands …

— Over half of New Jersey workers – 1. 7 million people – do not have access to a retirement savings plan through their employer.[1]  Programs such as Social Security are critical to retirement security but do not provide enough for an individual to depend on during their retirement.  The average Social Security benefit for a 65+ family is about $19,000 a year, though on average older New Jersey families spend $23,000 a year of food, utilities, and health care alone.[2]  …

—   This year’s elections are some of the most important in our lifetimes. Medicare, Social Security, and other critical issues are on the line!   Our votes will decide whether Washington gets to work, or puts our future at risk. This year, AARP has launched “Be the Difference. Vote,” a multifaceted campaign designed to maximize the influence of America’s 50-plus voters. The campaign seeks to get the largest possible turnout of voters age 50-plus to the polls while putting front and …

— Submitted By: Howard B. Weinreich – AARP NJ Volunteer   Last year a massive data breach occurred at Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies. Hackers accessed sensitive information, including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers of more than 145,500,000 Americans, over 50% of the U.S. adult population. This was not an isolated event. The Identity Theft Resource Center estimates that, since 2005, there have been more than 9,000 data breaches with more …

—   During NYC Broadway Week, September 3–16, 2018, stop by the NYC Information Center—Seaport District NYC. Hornblower Cruises on the East River Waterfront Esplanade at Pier 15 (at South and John Sts.), Manhattan. Meet with AARP NY staff, volunteers and other members, daily from 3–4pm, to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community. NYC Broadway Week presale offer available for AARP members, guests and those age 50+: 2-for-1 tickets August 8–15, 2018. AARP members, guests, and those age 50+ can buy two …

— Get Information on the Skills to Get Your Next Job Attend AARP’s live online workshop Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 7-8 p.m. ET When it comes to finding a new job, everyone could improve their networking and interview skills—especially in today’s ultra-competitive market. The good news is, there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills is a live online workshop based on …

—   Join us at the “Todos Juntos” New York Red Bulls game on Sunday, September 30, 2018. This is a great opportunity to learn how AARP is at work in your community! Stop by the AARP New Jersey table at this game and hear what AARP is doing near you. Discounted tickets are available to AARP members and guests as a buy one, get one offer. Additionally, the first 50 ticket purchasers attending will be invited to participate in a …

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— DID YOU KNOW: Americans 50 and older are the most powerful voting bloc in the U.S. Make your voice heard! Pledge to vote at http://spr.ly/6183DmmXF and be the difference.