— 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 Tennessee for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Most older Americans want to age in place, staying in their home and community, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute. But to do that, residents need safe, walkable streets and sidewalks. That’s the goal of a Memphis project designed to improve the area near the Josephine K. Lewis Senior Center. Boosted by a $21,040 Community Challenge grant from AARP, the project is meant to promote physical activity and overall accessibility to the center by repairing 1,500 square feet of …

— Sign Up for Our Free Webinar on Avoiding Seasonal Fraud Seasons Cheatings: Protecting Yourself from Holiday Frauds & Scams Part 1: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7 p.m. ET The holidays are coming—and so are the holiday scammers. Keep your money out of their hands by attending AARP’s free, two-part online question and answer event. You’ll learn how these criminals work, so you can protect you and yours from the sneakiest frauds …

— By Hollie Deese George Coleman, 81, of Bartlett, was out buying his wife flowers one day 17 years ago when he started chatting with another customer. The man invited Coleman, who had recently retired from AT&T, to an AARP class on driver safety that he was teaching. Coleman found the class not only interesting but applicable. Before long, he was enjoying teaching his own class. Today, Coleman is the state coordinator for AARP’s Driver Safety program in Tennessee and has …

— Voting in the mid-term elections is easy for some people – just a quick walk around the corner or a short drive to the polling station. But for others, it may seem impossible. Taking time off from work or overcoming physical disabilities can prevent many people from exercising their right to vote. And living in remote or rural communities can make getting to the polls particularly difficult. But with a little advance planning, you can make sure your vote is …

— AARP’s FREE Online Q&A Has Answers 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7 p.m. ET If you need health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the 2019 enrollment period, you need to register for AARP’s online Q&A. Attending this free, two-part event will help clear up questions you might have about the government-run website that provides insurance options for those who don’t get …

— AARP POLL: LOWERING HEALTH CARE COSTS AND STRENGTHENING SOCIAL SECURITY ARE TOP CONCERNS FOR OLDER TENNESSEE VOTERS Survey Also Reveals Preferences Between U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial Candidates NASHVILLE – With a little more than a month until the midterm elections, the vast majority of Tennessee voters age 50 and over are concerned about health care and Social Security according to a newly released AARP poll. The survey is part of AARP’s “Be the Difference. Vote” campaign and continues AARP’s long …

— This Q&A Webinar Offers Tips Anyone Can Use 10 Retirement Planning Quick Tips Online Q&A PART 1: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7 p.m. ET If you feel like it’s too late to save anything for retirement, AARP has some reassuring news for you: It’s not. Even if you’re behind schedule on retirement planning, there are still ways to grow your nest egg. A first step is to stop putting it off …

— Attend AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Medicare: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 7 p.m. ET The better you understand Medicare, the smarter decisions you can make about it—no matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or getting ready to make changes to your coverage. AARP’s free, two-part webinar helps you get answers and understand your options right when you need it—at the start of the Medicare annual …

— AARP, Community Partners To Host Aging Forum On Monday, October 15, AARP Tennessee, FiftyForward and the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee will co-host a community forum for gubernatorial candidates to share their views and solutions to aging issues facing Tennesseans. The event will cover critical issues facing the 50+ community, including transportation, aging-in-place, caregiving and financial security. Both candidates for Governor have been invited to attend this special forum. Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has confirmed his attendance and …

— 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. …