— On Thursday, May 10, 2018, the SW Roanoke AARP Chapter 4652 celebrated it 27th anniversary at the Westhampton Christian Church in Roanoke. The theme of the event was “Looking Back, Moving Forward.” Speaking at the event was Ben Crawford of the Blacksburg Chapter. Guests included Blacksburg Chapter member, Carol Crawford as well as Roanoke Eureka Chapter #0514 members, Mary Terry, President, James Jordan, VP and Doris Durham. Old albums from the SW Roanoke Chapter were exhibited. A time of good …

— Are you new to your community — or maybe just looking for ways to get more involved?  Why not check out an AARP chapter near you!  For example, the Black Forest Chapter is involved in fighting fraud!  This will be the 10th year Chapter 1100 has co-hosted this event.  Last year 15,800 pounds of paper was professionally shredded and recycled. The 371 individuals, from 18 different postal ZIP Codes, who took advantage of this opportunity to reduce their likelihood of being victimized by …

— AARP Chapters across the state of Maryland are all vital parts of their community and take time to give back. We’re proud to see the hard work they accomplish each and every year. As 2017 comes to an end we’d like to shine a spotlight on one chapter that has really gone above and beyond to volunteer in their community: Suitland Maryland Chapter 939. In addition to volunteering with the AARP Maryland state office throughout the year, the Suitland chapter sponsors …

— Are you new to your neighborhood or looking for ways to get involved? AARP DC wants residents to know there are eight member-led AARP chapters in the District, which offer health and wellness fairs, presentations on caregiving and fraud prevention, and outings such as Potomac River cruises and Opera in the Outfield at Nationals Park. The Southwest Waterfront chapter, for example, has been active for 25 years, providing a variety of service opportunities, as well as programs to help keep …

— By Novella Cross Holmes Ann Simmons is excited about the new energy infusing AARP chapters around the state. The 26 member-led Georgia chapters are holding educational programs, volunteer activities and events that benefit their local communities. “We’re sharing best practices from chapter to chapter, and our chapter is working smarter,” said Simmons, 66, of Atlanta, president of Chapter #3793, which meets in southwest Fulton County. Greg Davis, 64, of Warner Robins, president of Chapter #1952 in Houston County, said his …

— Forward. In Wisconsin, it’s not just a motto, but a call that directs us toward a better future for our citizens and the communities in which we live. At AARP Wisconsin, we embrace this motto and its spirit of possibility and optimism. We invite Wisconsinites age 50+ to explore the many different opportunities that can be found at AARP. Perhaps it’s connecting with friends and family at the ballpark or sharing a laugh at our happy hour trivia nights. It …

— “Marjorie Towns has done it all, she’s a rock and we’ll miss her,” says AARP Kentucky Driver Safety State Coordinator Leon Morrow. And anyone who has worked with Towns of Glasgow, Kentucky knows he’s not exaggerating. Marjorie’s story is a wonderful example of the personal satisfaction volunteering can give to those who choose to give back to their communities. AARP Founder and first volunteer, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus’ vision in 1958 was to grow an “Army of useful citizens.” And …

— About four years ago, AARP DC’s Shepherd Park Chapter #2667 decided it needed to communicate with its members and others in other ways than newsletters, email and telephone tree.  Under the guidance of chapter member, Donna Graham, who created the site and is webmaster, Shepherd Park Chapter #2667 has been able to share pictures, newsletters, special events and senior resources. The hosting web server is free and one does not need to be an “internet master.”  Tutorials and helpful information …

— Hello Wisconsin! At AARP we have a concept – One AARP – which seeks to highlight and connect into one big picture the many streams of good work in which AARP engages with our members and the 50+ population at-large.  Whether you know us for our advocacy work, our educational outreach, or our presence in communities, this annual report presents all that AARP accomplished in Wisconsin in 2013. Throughout these pages, you’ll see highlights of how our volunteers and staff …

— AARP Virginia conducted a statewide food drive in September along with partnering organizations the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, AmeriCorps, TRIAD and the Urban League of Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.  The total of canned soup, peanut butter, tuna fish, cereal, and monetary donations calculates to 120,719 total pounds of food served to Virginia families struggling with hunger. AARP chapters and retired educators added more than 15,000 pounds of food to this total.  Food and monetary donations were given to …