—   AARP is fighting to make prescription drugs more affordable for New Jerseyans and all Americans. On March 12th AARP launched the Stop Rx Greed campaign, a nationwide effort aimed at lowering prescription drug prices.  It is unfair that Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world. AARP is calling on the President, Congress and the NJ Legislature to cut drug prices now. Seniors all over the country are being forced to make tough decisions about affording their …

— The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich their communities. Recognize a deserving volunteer in New Jersey today! The nomination deadline is July 15, 2019. Legacy Of Service AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” has shaped our community service efforts at the national, state, and local levels. Each year, AARP honors …

— On March 28, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program Act – a law that will create a workplace retirement savings option for private sector workers in the Garden State. Secure Choice creates an easy pathway for workers to save out of their regular paycheck. The professionally managed program will be available to private sector workers in the Garden State who do not currently have access to a retirement savings plan through their job – …

— The vast majority of people age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible. That’s why AARP’s Livable Communities work encourages communities to welcome housing options and develop homes that are accessible to residents and guests of all ages and abilities. Across the United States, however, there is a mismatch between the available housing stock and what the market wants and needs. This is partly due to shifting demographics, such as a rapidly …

— You’ve been looking forward to that summer vacation trip for months. But be aware that traveling puts you in the path of scam artists who want to separate you from your vacation dollars. Hotel Hoodwinks Be careful at hotels. Make sure the doors have adequate locks. And don’t fall for this scam: You check into the hotel, and a few minutes later you get a call from someone pretending to be from the front desk asking you to repeat your …

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7 p.m. ET No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

— AARP New Jersey has a fun-filled summer lined up! We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event so we can get to know you better – and so you can learn more about what we’re doing in your community! Get to know AARP this June and have some fun with offerings from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Bergen Performing Arts Center and Liberty Science Center. More info on each of these offerings is provided below. AARP …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— AARP New Jersey is partnering with the Somerset Patriots for the 2019 baseball season, offering association members and their guests discounted tickets to 11 home games. The 50 percent discount will be honored on Sundays, starting April 28 and running through Sept. 22. AARP volunteers will be on hand to share information about what the state office is doing legislatively to advocate for people 50-plus. Go to somersetpatriots.com/aarpsundays and use the promo code Patriots1. Buy discount tickets online, at the …