— Augusta Mayoral Forum Reminder Hello, Augusta: Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden with the details about the Augusta Mayoral Forum on Thursday, May 17, 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel on Perimeter Parkway. The forum is free, but registration is required. Please use this link https://aarp.cvent.com/AugustaMayoralForum or call 1-877-926-8300. Hope to see you there! Posted by AARP Georgia on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

— Advocacy, local lifestyle offerings, adult learning and community service are several of the outreach efforts needed to successfully enhance the quality of life for all as they age. As part of a multifaceted approach, AARP Connecticut is on the frontline advocating around issues such as Social Security, family caregiving services and supports, financial security, protection against unfair utility rate increases, safe driving programs, how to guard against fraud, and many more. In the community, we offer a variety of programs …

— It’s a one-of-a-kind event to give you a “taste” of the various volunteer opportunities at AARP New Hampshire.  Join us on June 14 at Grill 28 in Portsmouth for Snack, Sample and Serve. Snack on a variety of tasty food; Sample the assortment of volunteer opportunities available at AARP New Hampshire; and Serve your community. If you’re interested in finding out what AARP has to offer, you might want to sign up for our upcoming Snack, Sample and Serve event. …

— The North Dakota Legislative Assembly only meets every other year. However, during the “interim,” legislative committees will study a wide array of important issues. AARP will be closely watching issues related to health care access and affordability, home- and community-based services, retirement security, property taxes, and other issues important to 50+ North Dakotans. To keep our members current on these interim studies, AARP North Dakota is hosting a monthly webinar/conference call. During these calls, expect to hear what the interim …

— Movies, health tips, social activities, advocacy updates. All of these benefits and more are available for free—but you have to ask. AARP Delaware invites members and potential members to sign up for email alerts to take advantage of AARP’s Real Possibilities. In recent months, the state office has offered a screening of the film Beatriz at Dinner, seminars on healthy eating, walking groups and a tapas lounge reception, where attendees learned about AARP’s efforts to fight fraud, support caregivers and …

— AARP Montana Leaders Press Congress on Issues Vital to Older Americans Medical Expense Deduction, SNAP Funding, and Family Caregiving among top 2018 issues.  WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2018 —Today AARP Montana leaders and volunteers visited Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to make permanent the 7.5 percent medical expense tax deduction threshold, protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and support family caregivers by joining the Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus. AARP visited with Senator Tester (D-MT), …

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— Today, AARP presented Senator Maggie Hassan with a 2017 “Champion for the 50+” Congressional Award for her legislative leadership during the first year of the 115th Congress. Senator Hassan received this recognition for working in a bipartisan manner on an important issue that will benefit the lives of the 50+, our families, and our communities. More specifically, she received this award for her leadership in promoting access to audio technologies that improve the quality of life for millions of Americans. …

— As an AARP member, you are part of an organization with a social mission, helping improve the quality of life for people 50+ and their families.  Whether at discounted events, through community service or by advocating at the state and local levels, AARP creates positive change with the help of volunteers, right here on Long Island. What are the benefits of volunteering? Give back where we live, work and play Learn new skills and receive training opportunities Make new friends …

— Juggling is Difficult When You Are Always Looking Over Your Shoulder So many issues, so little time.  It’s a common refrain at the State Capitol in Harrisburg (or in Washington, DC for that matter).  Pennsylvania’s elected leaders have completed their hearings on the Commonwealth’s 2018-19 budget and now need to finalize state spending.  But there are numerous other issues they have also vowed to consider in this two year session of the General Assembly, and even though it’s only April …

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— Kentucky Retirees Pay More State Taxes in 2019 In the final hours of Kentucky’s 2018 General Assembly, AARP Kentucky is urging lawmakers to hear the voices of Kentuckians and take action to protect retirees. The state office is calling on the General Assembly and Governor Bevin to reject any tax increase on retirement income and restore deductions for medical expenses. AARP Kentucky released a statement calling on the General Assembly and Governor Bevin to reject any changes to the state’s …