— 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, in collaboration with the City of Perth Amboy and the Perth Amboy Police Department, will be hosting a Shred Event and 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 and expired prescription medications anonymously, no questions asked.  For safety reasons, the Project Medicine Drop box can only accept solid medications such as pills, patches, inhalers, and similar objects and cannot accept liquids, medical waste, or syringes. …

— Attend Our Free Webinar to Get All the Answers Social Security, Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, September 27, 2018 7 p.m. ET You’ve worked your whole life and now you can start thinking about your retirement options. But when should you claim your Social Security retirement benefits to get the biggest check? And how do you get the money coming in the first place? It can be a confusing process. …

— The historic State Theatre of New Jersey has become a cultural jewel. And thanks to AARP New Jersey, AARP members and their guests can enjoy select fall performances at a discount. Get a 20 percent break on tickets to A Symphonic Celebration of Prince, on Sept. 6; Ballet Hispánico, on Oct. 11; ABBA the Concert, on Nov. 8; and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, based on the Lincoln Center theater production, on Dec. 14 and 15. All performances …

— 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 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 …