— The crack of the bat, the aroma of popcorn and AARP. That’s what’s on tap for baseball season in New Jersey. The Somerset Patriots—the winningest team in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball—is offering AARP members and their guests a 50 percent discount for upper box and field box seats at all 11 Sunday home games. AARP New Jersey staff and volunteers will be on-site at each home game to share information about its activities in the Garden State, as …

— Now celebrating its 20th anniversary season, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark is offering AARP members and their guests a 20 percent discount on selected performances. The discount applies to the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company performance with the Ahn Trio piano group, March 24, 7:30 p.m.; the Russian National Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty, April 7, 8 p.m.; and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, May 11, 8 p.m. Theatergoers are invited to stop by the AARP table in the …

— Want more theater, dance and music in your life? State Theatre New Jersey is offering AARP members a 20 percent discount on select performances this fall. Events include the Festival of Southern African Dance, Oct. 7; Tango Buenos Aires, Oct. 20-21; and National Acrobats and Martial Artists of China, Nov. 17-18. The historic theater in New Brunswick is the state’s second-largest nonprofit performance hall. To buy tickets, go to statetheatrenj.org/events/aarp or call 732-246-7469 and use promo code LIVE1.

— Enjoy a little baseball or theater this summer at discount prices. AARP members and their guests are eligible for buy-one-get-one-free tickets for field box and upper box seats at Somerset Patriots home games on Sundays through Sept. 10. They can also get up to a 20 percent discount on admission to select shows at the State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick. The historic theater is home to comedy, dance and musical performances. For baseball tickets, go to somersetpatriots.com/schedule/promotions_schedule and …

— 1. Movies for Grownups: Jackie Thursday, March 23rd @ 7PM (North Brunswick and Ridgewood) Select AARP members and their guests are invited to a free screening of Jackie starring Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard. Jackie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Kennedy. Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary …

— Catch the world’s leading expert on outsmarting con artist! Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor, and cashed millions in fraudulent checks.  In case you didn’t read the best-selling book…spoiler alert… he got caught and his exploits were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can!  For over 40 years, he has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists.  He is one of the most respected …

— By Christina Hernandez Sherwood When Jacqueline Robinson lost her job as her company downsized in 2009, she sat in her South Brunswick home office feeling unbelievably lost. After three decades in the pharmaceutical industry, she was 55 and had no idea of her next step. “It was overwhelming,” she said. Robinson wanted to tackle a new pursuit, but she didn’t know what. Then she read Life Reimagined, a book copublished by AARP, and completed some of the program’s online exercises. …

— August 17th, 2015: Life Reimagined Checkup Location: West Caldwell Public Library 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell, NJ Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm Description: Sometimes life takes you in a different direction than where you thought you’d go. But it’s never too late to make a change—and we can guide you. Now is the time for you to dust off a few dreams. At a free ​Life Reimagined Checkup ​you can: ​ Reflect on your goals and aspirations Harness your underlying personal …

— Do you ever stop and think about how your life experiences compare to those of the generations before you?  How was reality different for people living in the 1900’s when the life expectancy in the United States was 47 years? How did that shape peoples priorities and perceptions on aging? Today we have added more than three decades to that average. Quite simply, we are living longer, healthier and more active lives than ever before which means that millions of …

— Join AARP New Jersey at our Family Caregivers Fun, Food & Facts Fair on May 20th! Calling all family caregivers to join us for this FREE event! Learn about how the new CARE Act benefits you and your family Share stories with and get support from your fellow caregivers Learn about resources that are available to help you right now to make your life as a caregiver a little easier Chat 1-on-1 with representatives from state and non-profit agencies who …