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

— AARP wants neighborhoods to be accessible to people of all ages. Two Mountain State communities just got a boost in that effort, winning AARP Community Challenge grants to improve public spaces. Hamlin’s Lincoln County Friends of the Arts received funding to create artistic crosswalks in areas served by regional bus services. A second grant went to the city of Morgantown, which installed benches throughout the historic district, so people can sit, relax and socialize. AARP awarded 129 grants totaling $1.3 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Introducing AARP West Virginia’s Prepare To Care podcast, focused on providing information and resources for family caregivers in West Virginia and beyond. The podcast is meant to serve as a resource for families in West Virginia and beyond, providing information and tools to assist individuals as they prepare to care for a loved one or if they already are in the midst of the family caregiving journey.   About Our Host:  Jane Marks is a wife, mother, daughter, pet owner, …

— In a newly released AARP poll, West Virginia voters age 50 and over are united in their concern over the economy, the opioid crisis, health care and personal finance issues. The 2018 West Virginia Voters 50+ Report, released by AARP West Virginia, found that jobs and the economy are incredibly top-of-mind among West Virginia’s 50+ voters – outpacing concerns about the opioid crisis, healthcare and education. Even among voters 65+, jobs are the top response with 43 percent of respondents …

— 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 …

— Voters in the Mountain State’s capital city will elect a new mayor on Nov. 6. AARP West Virginia will host a Charleston mayoral debate Tuesday, Oct. 16. The debate will be televised on WVAH-TV (Fox 11) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and livestreamed on social media. AARP is also focused on the state’s U.S. Senate election. The race could help determine which party controls the Senate next year. In addition, three U.S. House seats are up for election, as are …

— 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. …