— Looking for volunteer opportunities? We have a new home for that! Check out our new Volunteer Opportunities page.   Not sure what you’d like to do? Just complete our online interest form and we’ll be in touch to find the perfect volunteer role for you! If you have questions, email the AARP Tennessee Volunteer Support Team: Tnvolunteer@aarp.org

— Washington, DC— AARP released the following statement from CEO Jo Ann Jenkins praising Congressional leaders and urging members of the House and Senate to support the bipartisan budget agreement that would reduce skyrocketing Medicare Part B premiums and alleviate the challenges faced by the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund:  “AARP applauds today’s bipartisan agreement by Congressional leaders and urges members of Congress to support this legislation that would help to ensure millions of American families no longer face looming …

— AARP Colorado is proud to sponsor upcoming debates in the most hotly-contested races of candidates in Congressional District 6, U.S. Senate and the Governor’s races. AARP is dedicated to help bring awareness to the fall election season. In addition to this sponsorship, AARP has developed a guide to help Colorado voters learn about the candidates’ positions. The voter guide can be accessed online at www.aarp.org/politics-society/government-elections/voters-guide/. The debates sponsored by AARP include CD6 on Friday Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. between …

— By Gordon Mathieson, AARP Massachusetts Executive Council In my capacity as a member of the AARP Massachusetts Executive Council—and as an AARP volunteer and a taxpayer—I recently visited the Hyannis district office of my congressman, U.S. Rep. Bill Keating. Part of the reason for my visit was to deliver a package of petitions signed by more than 6,000 citizens of the 10th Congressional District, as part of “You’ve Earned a Say”, AARP’s national conversation about the future of Social Security …

— Attention Massachusetts voters in Congressional District 5: It’s time to vote (yes, again). We’ve anticipated some of your questions about the special state primary today, Tuesday, Oct. 15—and subsequent election on Thursday, Dec. 10—and have provided answers below: Another “special” primary and election? Why? Today’s special state primary—and the special state election in December—have been called to fill the vacancy left in the Fifth Congressional District by then-Congressman Ed Markey. Markey resigned from Congress in July when he was elected …

— by Kira Hessekiel, Advocacy and Outreach support AARP Massachusetts  In the Community: AARP Massachusetts at the Medford Senior Center AARP Massachusetts State President Linda Fitzgerald and Director of Advocacy Jessica Costantino traveled to the Medford Senior Center this past Wednesday to host a community conversation around Social Security and Medicare as part of our You’ve Earned a Say campaign.  The pair brought the discussion of these two key programs out of Washington and into a forum for Massachusetts residents age 50 …

— AARP Tennessee 150 4th Ave. North, Suite 1350 Nashville, TN, 37219 Phone: 1-866-295-7274 (toll-free) Email: tnaarp@aarp.org   Office hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Find Us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aarptennessee Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/aarptn Local Map Members of the media are invited to contact: Rob Naylor Communications Director rnaylor@aarp.org   WHO ARE WE? More than 660,000 Tennessee AARP members 27% of Tennesseans age 50 and older are AARP members Eight full-time AARP Tennessee staff members (6 in Nashville, 1 in …