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— It wouldn’t be summer in New Hampshire without the 86th Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair  — August 3 through 11, 2019 – at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury.   It is the oldest craft fair in the country and the largest arts event in the state.  And AARP members receive a $12 ticket – at the gate or online — with their membership card.  To receive the discount when ordering online, use the code SAVE2019 Don’t miss this fun, festival-like …

— On May 16, Governor Jared Polis signed into law SB19-005, Import Prescription Drugs From Canada, a bill sponsored by Senators Joann Ginal and Robert Rodriguez, as well as Rep. Sonya Jaquez Lewis, to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Coloradans by importing them from Canada. “AARP strongly supported the legislation and testified on behalf of it, and we are excited to see it get underway,” said Kelli Fritts, AARP Colorado director of advocacy. Americans often pay far more for …

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— New frauds and scams seem to crop up weekly.  Identity theft and other scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money.  Last year alone, Americans lost $18 billion dollars to fraud and scams.  In fact, every two seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity. What tricks do con artists use to steal your money?  How can you outsmart scammers before they strike?  Beat the con artists at their game.  Check out this month’s scam alerts and don’t get taken …

— This week, AARP and consumer advocates claimed victory after coming to consensus with the long-term care industry on a bill to prevent elder abuse. More than two years ago, a Star Tribune series, Left to Suffer, unveiled a broken regulatory system that left many older and vulnerable adults at risk for abuse and neglect. Minnesota is the only state in the country that does not license assisted living facilities. Reports of elder abuse, uncovered more than 2 years ago, continue …

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— During May and June, 15 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site locations in New Hampshire will be engaging a network of volunteers who will help eligible Granite Staters navigate the process of applying for Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief.  Those whose incomes qualify – regardless of age – may be eligible for tax relief. “In New Hampshire, homeowners may apply for the Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program if their annual household income is $20,000 or …

— AARP Idaho salutes those who have served and still serve. Did you know that 80% of veterans have encountered veteran or military specific scams? Please join us in Lewiston at the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual state convention for an important discussion on how to identify veteran specific scams and how to stay protected from fraud and identity theft. AARP volunteers John Spurny USAF (Ret) and Tom Ressler,  USAF (Ret) will show you the various ways sophisticated con artists are …

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— The home of state government is a sacred place.  In New Hampshire, we have the largest state legislative body in the country.  (424 members!)  So, we’re big but what really goes on and how does the legislative process work? Here’s an opportunity for AARP members to get the scoop about the history of our own State House.  Why is it that we often don’t take advantage of historical sites in our own backyard? Join AARP New Hampshire for a guided …

— One of the Treasure Valley’s most popular summertime events, the Great Garden Escape concert series, is back, with discount tickets for AARP Idaho members. The concerts enliven the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday evenings through September. The genres range from rock to country. Discount tickets for $9 (regular admission is $12) are available to AARP members and one guest. Mention Great Garden when purchasing tickets at the admission kiosk or the garden box …

— AARP Virginia participated in the 23rd Annual “Healthy Aging Conference” in Williamsburg, focusing on “New Attitudes on Aging.”   A variety of speakers concentrated on such issues as proper sleep, nutritious foods, herbs and exercise. The main purpose of the conference was to educate seniors, caregivers, family members, senior service providers, students and the community as a whole on aging healthily.   The April 3 schedule of free events at King of Glory Lutheran Church included WHRO’s “Another View” Talk …

— Survey Launch Press release 5/13/2019 2019 Alabama Caregiving Survey Annotation Alabama Family Caregiver Profile One-pager Family Caregiver Act One-pager Alabama Family Caregivers Act – SB 376 Alabama lawmakers have a chance to help our state’s 761,000 family caregiver’s daily lives a bit less stressful. Senate Bill 376 – the Alabama Family Caregiver Act – recognizes the critical role family caregivers play in keeping their loved ones out of costly institutions through three simple, no-cost provisions: 1. IDENTIFY – The name …