— AARP Tennessee is supporting a new way for Tennesseans to save for retirement. A bill in the Tennessee General Assembly would create the Voluntary Employee Retirement Accounts plan which will allow the state treasurer to authorize the establishment of a voluntary employee retirement account program.  If established, employers and employees may voluntarily participate in the program. “We know that people are 15 times more likely to save for retirement through payroll deduction, but many small business across Tennessee do not …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

— Once again, AARP Tennessee and AARP Kentucky are cosponsoring a Welcome Home festival for veterans. The event will run Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 12-16, in Clarksville, Tenn., home to Fort Campbell, on the border between the two states. The festival will feature the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, a parade, food and wine tastings and a concert. The celebration honors everyone who served in the armed forces and is open to the public, with some free and some ticketed events. More …

— AARP Foundation Challenges Memphis to Pack 500,000 Meals for Hungry Seniors For a startling number of older adults, poverty is a fact of life that threatens to put the American Dream out of reach. And more than 10 million adults 50 and older are at risk of hunger every day because they lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Seniors who are food-insecure are 50 percent more likely to have diabetes, 60 percent more likely to have congestive …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job …

— By Sheila Burke When Gloria Thomas saw that AARP Tennessee was seeking volunteers, she thought she would be some type of a greeter. But AARP had other ideas for the former hospital human resources executive and Memphis resident, who turns 64 this month. The organization wanted her to help others file their taxes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Intimidated at first—she was used to doing only her own taxes—Thomas got lots of training and confidence and eventually became the …

— By Cynthia J. McKinney, President, AARP Cordova Chapter No. 5449 AARP Cordova Chapter recently honored member Martha B. Thomas as a 2018 Community Service Award Recipient. It easy to understand why “the conference must go on . . .” is a mantra of Mrs. Thomas. This attitude is expected from anyone who has dedicated almost 20 years of their life to creating, nurturing and evolving a service. She was age 60 when she set out to make her vision for …

— AARP has partnered with the Jackson Generals baseball team to create a special offer for AARP members and their families! Come out to the ballpark and enjoy a great night of family-friendly fun with a special package for AARP members. AARP Night at the Jackson Generals Thursday, May 3, 2018 Jackson Generals vs. Montgomery Biscuits $20 gets you a ticket and admission to a special pre-game picnic where you’ll have your choice of a hamburger or hotdog, 2 sides and …

— Our Special Online Sessions Can Help You Balance Them Juggling It All: Tips for Working Caregivers Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Did you know that six out of 10 Americans are taking care of a loved one age 50 or older — and many are doing it while also trying to earn a living? You want to balance your caregiving responsibilities with everything …

—   Did you know that Tennessee ranks among the top states in the entire U.S. for AARP volunteers?  We truly are the Volunteer State! Members and friends are working with us statewide to make our communities more livable for people of all ages, provide resources for folks caring for loved ones and raise awareness about fraud and scams.  Below, you’ll find even more ways to help! CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES Not sure what you’d like to do? Just complete our online interest form and …

— Join our series of online Q&A sessions to learn how to avoid them. Stay Safe from Common Scams Part 1: IRS Imposter Scam — Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Medicare Card Scam — Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7– 7:30 p.m. ET Ads & Scams — Trends, Tips and Tools from the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET Fraud and scams seem to be everywhere these days. Take …