—   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.

— Tax season is here and it is the time of the year when many tax payers choose a preparer to help them file their returns. Choosing a tax preparer must be done very carefully, as tax preparers are responsible for a lot of personal and sensitive information. Here are some tips direct  from the IRS that you can follow when choosing your preparer to make sure that you’ve chosen someone you can trust! Check the Preparer’s Qualifications. Use the IRS …

— AARP New Jersey endorses the efforts of all neighborhoods, cities, towns, and localities to make each and every New Jersey community a safe and inclusive place to live for people of all ages. This includes providing safe, walkable streets; age friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to be active members of their communities. These initiatives are propelled by the reality that these resources, among many others, influence whether a person can remain in the …

— 1) Join Us at State Theatre New Jersey! AARP members and their guests can take advantage of 20% off of select shows at State Theater New Jersey this Spring! Shows Include: The Wizard of Oz May 4, 2018 – May  5, 2018 Patti LuPone: Don’t Monkey with Broadway May 6, 2018 The Temptations & The Four Tops May 13, 2018 Cabaret May 18, 2018 – May 19, 2018 Happy Together Tour 2018 June 15, 2018 To purchase tickets: Call 732-246-7469 …

— The president has signed into law an AARP-backed bill that requires the federal government to develop a strategy to support the 40 million Americans who care for a loved one. The measure — the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act — directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create an advisory council charged with making recommendations on the strategy to support family caregivers. The blueprint, which must be developed within 18 months, would address financial and workplace issues, …

— It’s time for lawmakers to listen to their constituents. 72% of New Jersey residents are worried about the cost of electric bills going up and 75% say they are not interested in subsidizing already profitable nuclear power companies.     A nuclear tax is bad for New Jersey utility ratepayers. New Jerseyans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize a profitable Fortune 500 company that won’t open its books to the public. #NoNukeTax

— AARP reminds you to vote on Tuesday, November 7th. Besides the critical race for governor, all 120 seats in the state Assembly and Senate are on the ballot. And If you’re still not sure which gubernatorial candidate merits your vote for governor, check our our video voter guide right here. Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. If your not sure where to vote or have other questions, you can contact the New Jersey Division of Elections at 1-877-NJ-VOTER. AARP engages members and  the public …

— In order to help hardworking Americans protect their money AARP created the Fraud Watch Network; a free community resource for people of all ages to learn how to protect themselves against fraud and scams. Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen across the US. In the past six years scammers have stolen roughly $112 billion dollars from hardworking Americans, that’s about $35,600 a second! Identity theft is a crime that can wreak havoc on an individual’s or a family’s personal …

—   The AARP Smart Driver Course features research-based curriculum to ensure a safe environment for you and other drivers on the road. By taking this course you will be refreshed about driving laws, understand how aging, medications, and other health-related issues affect driving ability, and learn the newest safety and advanced features in vehicles. While the course is designed specifically for drivers 50 years and older, it is open to any licensed driver. Many younger drivers attend and enjoy these …

— At AARP, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. Thankfully, President Trump repeatedly said during his campaign that he would not allow changes to this popular program. “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare,” he told voters. “You made a deal a long time ago”. Older voters are counting on Congress to follow the president’s lead and protect Medicare. AARP is launching a national campaign to …