— 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!

— 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 …

— AARP, Community Partners To Host Aging Forum On Monday, October 15, AARP Tennessee, FiftyForward and the Nashville Council on Aging 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 while Bill …

— 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. …

— By Hollie Deese On Nov. 6, Tennessee voters will choose a new U.S. senator in the race between former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D), 74, and U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R), 66. Issues such as Social Security, Medicare, prescription drug costs and Medicaid will become even more critical as the state’s demographics skew older, said AARP Tennessee Director Rebecca Kelly. “By 2030 our 65-plus population will double. These are complex, difficult issues, but we must address them before the population shifts.” …

— Get Information on the Skills to Get Your Next Job Attend AARP’s live online workshop Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 7-8 p.m. ET When it comes to finding a new job, everyone could improve their networking and interview skills—especially in today’s ultra-competitive market. The good news is, there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills is a live online workshop based on …

— Do you know all that Milan has to offer? Come learn about the many programs AARP and local organizations can provide. From safe driving classes to fraud prevention and lots more, we’re showcasing local resources that help people 50+ and their families. The 1st ever AARP Awareness and Fun Day is an afternoon planned to promote quality of life and showcase local resources that benefit citizens 50+ years of age. September 15, 2018 3 – 6 p.m. CT Milan Senior …

— A con man on the loose in Chattanooga? Nope. He’s one of the good guys now. On Tuesday, August 7, AARP Tennessee and WRCB Channel 3 welcome Frank Abagnale to town for a special engagement. The event is FREE to the public and set to take place at Chattanooga’s Stratton Hall (Map It) at 6:30 p.m. EDT. All seats are free, but space is limited, so reserve your spot now >> If you saw the movie “Catch Me if You …

— 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 …