— Want to become an advocate for 50+ issues? Join AARP Maryland in Annapolis on Fridays throughout the legislative session beginning January 12, 2018. The morning of January 12th we will do a short training—meet legislators—and learn the ins and outs of Annapolis! If interested contact:  Tammy Bresnahan at tbresnahan@aarp.org   For more information on AARP Maryland’s 2018 Legislative Priorities click here!    

— As the 2018 legislative session nears, AARP Maine will host a celebration to honor its volunteers—and meet potential new ones—on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell. AARP Maine will be calling on volunteers early in 2018 to help advocate on behalf of its 230,000 members and their families. With that in mind, the event will include training in advocacy and communication skills. In addition, the winner of AARP Maine’s Andrus Award for Community Service will be …

— AARP Vermont invites members to stay in the know about its advocacy on their behalf, opportunities to get involved and fun activities close to home. Learn the latest about the AARP state office’s efforts to help working people save for retirement and protect consumers from fraud. Enjoy local AARP discounts, and be the first to sign up for special events, such as AARP Vermont’s annual Day at the Lake. To sign up for occasional informative emails, send an email with …

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— Schedule an AARP presentation Does your community group need a speaker? AARP volunteers can deliver presentations on a variety of topics to groups of 25 or more almost anywhere in Kentucky. We can tailor the length of the talk to fit the group’s needs. Topics include: Fraud (20-45 mins.) – AARP helps attendees protect themselves and their loved ones by looking at fraud trends and behavior; The Con Artist’s Play Book; prevention techniques and resources. Caregiving (20-45 mins.) – AARP …

— Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Even if you have a job, you could still become a volunteer. Volunteer with AARP to make a difference in your community while using your skills and talents. AARP will provide resources, support and training to prepare and equip you. Meet new people and have fun…with a purpose. The amount of time you spend volunteering with us is completely up to you. And any expenses you incur as a volunteer would be …

— We were thrilled to meet with U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin at her office in Madison to present her with a 2016 “Champions of the 50+” legislative leadership award for her significant achievements during the 114th Congress that benefit the lives of those age 50-plus and their families. We honored the Senator for improving the lives of family caregivers by sponsoring and securing unanimous passage in the Senate of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, which would …

— Gearing up for the 2017 legislative session, AARP will host an information session on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell. The AARP state office will honor volunteers and welcome new friends interested in advocacy to make life better for Mainers age 50-plus, including the state’s 230,000 AARP members. Participants will learn about age-friendly communities, paid leave for family caregivers, proposed budget cuts that jeopardize access to health care and prescription drug …

— Please call your legislator and ask that they protect your safety and vote NO on Senate Bill 183. SB 183 by Sens. Mark Scheffel and Andrew Kerr and Reps. Angela Williams and Polly Lawrence is last-minute bill being promoted by the large telecom carriers that would take away Public Utilities Commission (PUC) authority over 911 services. If SB 183 passes: Your call might not go through in an emergency. When you dial 9-1-1, you should be connected to police, fire …

— Join AARP Maine for our 2016 State House Deep Dive. Learn more about our top legislative priorities, the many roles of an advocacy volunteer, and help us build our strategic plan to achieve legislative success! When: Tuesday, January 12th 10:00AM- 2:00PM Where: 45 Memorial Circle, Augusta Maine, Second Floor (Elevator and parking both available)  RSVP: HERE! Breakfast and lunch included Thank you for your interest, and we hope to see you on January 12th!  

— RICHMOND_ AARP Virginia volunteer advocates were on hand today to lend support to Transparency Virginia’s news conference revealing the results of their report, “The Virginia General Assembly: The Case for Improved Transparency.” The report evaluates both legislative bodies on how well lawmakers adhered to basic transparency practices during the 2015 General Assembly session. Among its observations, Transparency Virginia members found: Multiple instances where public notice of upcoming House and Senate committee or subcommittee meetings was so short as to make …