— Are you up to speed on the rules of the road? Brush up on your driving skills by taking an AARP Driver Safety course. The four-hour course is available at numerous locations throughout Massachusetts. All classroom courses are taught by trained AARP volunteers, who are your peers.     By taking an AARP Driver Safety course, you will learn: Current traffic laws The safest ways to change lanes and turn at intersections How to maintain proper following distance How to …

— A mother.  A daughter.  Three possible dads.  And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! The Palace Theatre is offering AARP members and their guests a $10 Adult ticket discount to the smash-hit musical, Mamma Mia!  The discounted performances will be held April 6 through April 29 at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street, in downtown Manchester.     There are both 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm performances. Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love …

— Join AARP in experiencing the history, culture, and memorable moments at the exhibit of your favorite British television show series, Downton Abbey! Take a glimpse of the Crawley household and watch the characters come to life. $23 tickets are available now for AARP members and guests for the select dates listed below only: March 5-9, 2018 March 12-16, 2018 March 19-20, 2018 AARP members and their guests can use code ABBEY5 to receive this discounted price online, by phone at 866-811-4111 …

— The digital age isn’t just changing how you work – it’s changing how you find work!  Get ready for what’s next. Join AARP’s free, interactive job search and networking workshops  on March 20.  Learn how to master the online job search, learn techniques to effectively network, and ace the interview to get the job you want. Here’s an overview of workshops and what’s covered:  Job Search in the Digital Age Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Discover …

— Did you know? This Maine law can help protect your identity – for free! Even with a data breach such as the reported by Equifax in 2017, turning on a credit freeze can minimize damage from the data theft. Each of us has a credit report (or credit “file”) which compiles our credit history – bank loans, credit cards mortgages, etc. – into one place.  This credit report is used by banks and lenders to determine our worthiness as borrowers. Before buying a …

— Caring for a friend, family member or loved one?  You’re not alone. There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the US and more than 173,000 in New Hampshire, providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. Join us for a free, family caregiving event in Manchester on March 22.  The lightly-facilitated conversation about family caregiving will help you: Discover five key steps to aid you in …

— Looks what’s coming to Manchester on March 15:   FREE hands-on workshops for those who want to get the most out of their Android smartphones. It’s all part of the AARP TEK program (Technology, Education, Knowledge) with friendly TEK guides available to answer your questions and provide one-on-one help. Choose from four workshops offered on March 15 at The Falls Event Center in Manchester.   Registration is required.  For any of the sessions, you can register by calling 1 866 591 8105 …

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— Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft and other types of scams.  Last year alone, 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft.  That’s one person victimized every two seconds! Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft.  One way to do this is to dispose of your personal information securely.  That is why AARP New Hampshire and Bank of New Hampshire  have teamed up to offer five shred-a-thons at these …

— As state lawmakers near a key deadline, the 2018 legislative session’s first funnel of February 16, AARP leaders and activists descended on the State Capitol this morning for the Association’s annual lobby day, urging lawmakers to pass the 2018 Iowa CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act. The bill (HF 2289/SSB 3123), with no cost to the state or taxpayers, would provide vital support for Iowa’s more than 317,000 family caregivers who help their older parents, spouses and other loved ones …

— 2/14 SCAM ALERT It’s Valentine’s Day, and time to watch out for the “Sweetheart Scam” targeting people on dating websites.  Be careful about what information you reveal on social networks. On dating sites, take extra care.  If someone asks for money – particularly money that must be wired or provided by a credit card – it is probably a scam.  Beware what you share.  This Valentine’s Day, we want Cupid’s arrow to strike your heart, not your wallet. Be a …