— 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!

— 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 …

— By Aliya S. King Making communities more livable for people of all ages does not depend on large, expensive projects. “Livable” can mean sidewalk improvements on street corners, or tables and chairs along with painted walls to spruce up an unused alleyway. In Jersey City, the idea of livable can be as simple as $3,000 for a row of hardy red maple and birch trees planted at a public housing project parking area. In the city of Garfield, livable is …

— By Aliya S. King Cities and towns around the world are taking steps to make sure they are growing in ways that support older residents. In New Jersey, two communities—Prince­ton and Montclair—have officially joined the global movement to become more age-friendly. When Susan Hoskins, executive director of the Princeton Senior Resource Center, learned about the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, she knew hers should be added to the list. Communities must show progress in several areas, such as walkability and …

— May 11th, 2016: Join AARP NJ and St. Mary’s Hospital for our Family Caregivers’ Fun, Food & Facts Fair Location: St. Mary’s General Hospital 350 Boulevard Passaic, NJ 07055 Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm – Presentations & Q&A 1:30pm to 2:30pm – Resource Fair Description: Learn about how the CARE Act benefits you and your family. Learn about resources that are available to help make your life as a caregiver a little easier while enjoying lunch with us and having fun! …

— The AARP New Jersey State Office, located in Princeton, NJ, has openings for Summer, Fall, and Spring opportunities! At the AARP NJSO, interns play a vital role in the development of advocacy and outreach campaigns. They learn firsthand how one of the largest non-profit organizations, dedicated to enriching the lives of older Americans, works, develops, and conveys its social impact message to 40+ million members. These internships are available for pay or for school credit. Advocacy and Grassroots Intern: AARP …

— More than three years since Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey, residents are still battling the fallout, including power companies’ demands to raise rates to repair and upgrade infrastructure. On behalf of consumers, AARP New Jersey is fighting unreasonable rate hikes. Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) proposed a $1.6 billion increase to replace aging, leaky cast-iron gas pipes with stronger plastic lines. Amid pressure from AARP and other consumer advocates, PSE&G agreed to scale back the project to $905 million. …

— One of AARP New Jersey’s newest volunteers, Jacqueline Robinson worked in the Pharmaceutical industry for the majority of her career. When she was downsized after working at her last company for 27 years, Jackie decided to step out on a limb – she opted to take the retirement package offered to her and start JRR Consulting, Inc., and the division “Retire and Reinvent” (www.retireandreinvent.com). Because Jackie is passionate about helping people become the person they were meant to be, she became …

— Long standing AARP member and Princeton native Anthony Cifelli recalls what it was like when his mother, Angeline Cifelli, would put up young women who were visiting Princeton University for football weekends before the school was coeducational. “I remember, because we’d get kicked out of our bedrooms,” Anthony recalled. Matriarch of the family, Mrs. Cifelli celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this month with five generations of relatives. Born Angeline Pinelli on November 16, 1915, Mrs. Cifelli has lived in Princeton …

— We’ve all been scammed. Maybe you receive a phone call. The caller claims to be your credit card company and tells you that your account had been compromised – they asked for your card number and social security number to “access your account.” Next thing you know, they are spending your money on designer handbags. And sometimes, fraud can target things bigger than your credit card. It can threaten your investments, and your financial future. Recently, AARP participated in a …