— AARP Connecticut went in front of members of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee on Friday, March 15, to voice concern about SB 877 (an Act Concerning Revenue Items to Implement the Governor’s Budget), which calls for a repeal of the bipartisan income tax relief promise for social security recipients, and those with pensions and annuity income. Most incumbent legislators of both parties promoted their affirmative vote to repeal this tax during the 2018 campaigns. The combination of a repeal …

— Is the high cost of your prescription drugs making you sick? Voices of Mainers.   “I am a retired nurse.  I know how the healthcare system works. Despite research and multiple conversations with my doctors about any available alternatives, I can barely afford the life-saving medications I need.  I have several chronic diseases that affect my lungs and my liver.  I have no choice but to take these prescription drugs and because the cost is so high, I end up …

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— AARP Georgia volunteers and staff enjoyed Capitol Day on Monday, March 11. Several of our volunteers had an opportunity to meet with their elected officials. We had the extreme pleasure of having Sen. Renee Unterman welcome our group and answer questions. We truly appreciated the time Sen. Unterman took from her busy schedule to let us know how she continues to advocate for those who are 50-plus. Her leadership and concern for her constituents is admirable, and we appreciate her …

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— AARP Day at the Capitol Local volunteers make the best advocates in the Capitol. In the era of a 24/7 news cycle, Tweeting, and texting, the faces and stories of “folks back home” make a big impact in the Capitol. Dozens of AARP Kentucky local activists, Executive Council Members, and AARP Chapter members traveled to Frankfort to connect directly with their lawmakers during the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly. For many, it wasn’t their first trip and for others, it was …

— As a member of the Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention, AARP Maine is delighted to share this opportunity for Maine students to learn more about Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention. GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) Maine and the Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention (MCEAP) are working together to raise awareness about elder abuse in Maine. GFWC Maine and MCEAP are pleased to announce a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a Maine student who has successfully completed …

— On February 28, Governor Kate Brown signed into law Senate Bill 608 to stop unchecked rent increases. AARP Oregon proudly supported the bill and worked for a number of years along with many other advocates across the state to make sure that people who rent their homes are protected from no-cause evictions and rapid increases in the rent of their homes. Hundreds of AARP volunteer leaders and activists from around the state contacted their legislators in support of the bill. You …

— Welcome to the homepage for the AARP Washington State Podcast. Our podcast focuses on health, wealth & self, and how we can make life after age 50 the best years of our lives. You can find us on iTunes and subscribe here. Or you can listen through any podcast app. Just search for “AARP Washington State Podcast”. Episodes in Season 1. 1. Being Happier with Gretchen Rubin 2. The Good News About Aging with Dr. Laura Carstensen 3. Meditation Master …

— AARP is already geared up and fighting for the issues that matter most to Michiganders 50+ in 2019. On the federal level, we are fighting against the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs, advocating for protections for older workers, protecting Medicare and Social Security benefits, and more. We will publish the AARP Michigan State Legislative Agenda outlining AARP’s state priorities at the AARP Legislative Luncheon on Tuesday, March 12. AARP volunteers are engaged in every aspect of AARP’s advocacy. Volunteers contact members …

— Minnesotans Can’t Wait One More Year! Tell your legislator to make protecting older Minnesotans from abuse and neglect a top priority in 2019. In 2018, state lawmakers failed to pass meaningful legislation that would have addressed horrific cases of elder abuse in Minnesota’s long term care settings.  As a result, the problems persist with the Minnesota Department of Health still receiving 400 cases of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation every week. More must be done to protect Minnesotans. This year, …

— AARP PA officials recently presented State Treasurer Joe Torsella with the AARP Super Saver award for his work to help Pennsylvanians better save for retirement at meeting of the York County Economic Alliance Leadership Luncheon Series. The Super Saver award recognizes Torsella’s leadership in assembling a task force of legislators, business leaders and government officials that is studying how to improve retirement savings for state residents. AARP state and national experts are part of the Treasurer’s task force that is …