— Join our online event for free job searching tips, tools resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats and more. AARP’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills Thursday, January 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund …

— It’s a new year, and the AARP West Virginia Capital Advocacy Team is ready to spring into action when the legislature convenes Jan. 10. AARP staff and volunteers will meet with lawmakers throughout the session to discuss legislation that affects caregiving, financial security, broadband access, and funding for home and community-based services. In addition, AARP is working with health care providers to ensure smooth transitions from hospital to home for patients and their family caregivers under a state law enacted …

— One in 10 Americans 60 and older have experienced elder abuse or neglect. In almost 60 percent of cases, the perpetrator was a family member, usually an adult child or spouse. A new state law, backed by AARP West Virginia, aims to ensure that such criminals do not profit from wrongdoing. Working with nearly 30 volunteers, the AARP state office successfully pressed for passage of the law, which disqualifies people convicted of financial exploitation from inheriting money or property from …

— AARP West Virginia is partnering with more than 30 organizations, including the Federal Reserve Bank, Federal Trade Commission, and FINRA Investor Education Foundation to promote financial wellness during 2016 West Virginia MoneySmart WeekÂź, April 23 – 30. West Virginia Money Smart WeekÂź (MSW) is part of a multi-state public awareness campaign of the Federal Reserve Bank that stresses the importance of financial literacy, informs consumers where they can get help, and provides free educational seminars and activities in multiple locations …

— In West Virginia and most other states, the deadline to file a 2015 income tax return is Monday, April 18. If you are unsure about how to proceed, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide can help. The program—which has assisted more than 50 million U.S. taxpayers since 1968—is open to everyone, although priority is given to low- to moderate-income people age 50-plus. Last year, Americans who used Tax-Aide services received $1.4 billion in tax refunds. In West Virginia, Tax-Aide volunteers—who are trained by …

— Charleston, WV –  In our first video update from the 2016 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, AARP West Virginia State Director Gaylene Miller highlights AARP’s state advocacy agenda and Del. Roger Hanshaw (R-Clay, 33rd District) discusses the West Virginia Legislature’s efforts to improve high-speed, broadband access throughout the Mountain State.   For the latest updates from the 2016 West Virginia Legislature, connect with AARP West Virginia on Facebook, Twitter, or here at www.aarp.org/wv

— Whether you’re buying a home, helping kids pay for college or planning for retirement, it pays to be financially savvy. AARP West Virginia is helping Mountain Staters get the know-how they need during Money Smart Week, April 18-25. The events cover topics ranging from basic budgeting to understanding credit to preventing fraud. Leaders from local businesses, financial institutions, libraries, nonprofit organizations and government agencies planned the observance in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank. According to an AARP study, 67 …

— It’s the holiday season, when people open their hearts and wallets to help those in need. But the holidays are a prime time for scammers to pose as charities. AARP West Virginia cautions members not to be taken advantage of when trying to help the disadvantaged. Donors can protect themselves by getting the name and address of any “organization” asking for money and checking it against licensed charities listed at apps.sos.wv.gov/business/charities. The AARP Fraud Watch Network also recommends checking charitynavigator.org. …

— AARP West Virginia is encouraging West Virginians served by Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power, American Electric Power’s (AEP) operating electric utility providers in the Mountain State, to attend a series of upcoming public hearings, as the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (WV PSC) considers approval of a proposed 17 percent rate hike that will impact approximately 476,000 customers in 23 West Virginia counties. Earlier this year, AEP filed a request with the WV PSC for a $226 million increase …

— AARP invites West Virginians to help quash fraud in the Mountain State by joining its Fraud Watch Network. The network provides information that can help people safeguard themselves from identity theft and keep scammers’ mitts off their nest eggs. Anyone of any age can sign up for watchdog alerts to find out which scams are rampant, when risks are high and where to attend free information sessions. A 2010 AARP survey found that West Virginians aren’t doing enough to fight …