— Retirement isn’t as simple as reaching age 65 and quitting your job. It takes planning and the earlier you start the better. You need to think about when to take Social Security,  how to pay for health insurance, and how much you can spend on living expenses and just enjoying life. That’s why AARP Hawaii is holding a free “Think of Your Future” workshop in Kailua-Kona on Saturday, August 26. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the …

— It’s better late than never to prepare for retirement. Whether you’re still working, retired, or preparing for that encore career, AARP’s Take Charge of Your Financial Future Series will offer you real advice on when to claim Social Security, how to protect and grow your investments, and how to stay safe from frauds and scams. Bring a spouse, partner, or friend and join us for three different interactive 90-minute programs.  Register for one, two or all three! Here’s what’s on …

AARP visits Capitol Hill for State Lobby Day

— April 18, 2017   Governor Dayton: On behalf of our more than 650,000 members statewide, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you AARP’s priorities for the remainder of this session.  Before doing that, I want to extend AARP’s thanks for your leadership on many issues that are important to our members. We appreciated your strong leadership on providing premium support relief for so many older Minnesotans facing increased health care premiums and the inclusion of funding for …

— Thanks for attending the AARP Virginia Academy! As promised, below are the presentations that were presented on Saturday. DisruptAgiesm – Tracey Gendron Brain Health – Suba Satye Medicare 101 – Alexandria Area Agency on Aging Get the Most out of Your Retirement – Sally Hurme Social Security – Ridge Multop Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft – Sheila Hanz and Trudy Marotta HomeFit – Jane King Preparing to be a Caregiver – Pat Killeen and Bernice Courtenay Life Reimagine …

— One of the greatest gifts you can give a grandchild is the gift of financial literacy. Helping them save money early in life and showing them how to make wise spending decisions goes a long way toward a bright financial future. As they get older, they may want to save for special purchases or their college education. You can encourage them when they get their first job to begin saving for the future, including their retirement. Planning for the Future …

— Starting next April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will begin issuing Medicare cards that do not display Social Security numbers. New beneficiaries will get the modernized cards first, and then new cards will be issued to existing beneficiaries. This change presents an opening to scammers. If you get a call claiming to be from Medicare asking you to confirm your Social Security number for the new card, this is a scam! It is also a scam if you …

— You want to make the most of your future. That’s why AARP is providing free, unbiased information that will help you make smart financial decisions so you can live independently as you age. Join us for Take Charge of Your Financial Future: Back to Basics on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The event will be at the Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and will offer information about AARP’s free resources and online tools, and the chance to hear …

— They’ve served their country, and now AARP Mississippi is giving back by sponsoring a special town hall for veterans on Thursday, June 8, in DeSoto County. Presenters will discuss issues that affect veterans and their families, such as Social Security, caregiving and fraud. Veterans are targeted in a variety of scams, such as fake military discounts for real estate, illegitimate “charities” that claim to be raising money for veterans, and offers to “buy out” military disability benefits or pensions at …

— For more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow with information, tools, and resources to meet our customers’ changing needs and lifestyles. Social Security encourages you to take five steps toward your financial security. Planning for the future may seem intimidating to many, but we’ve broken the task down into small, easy steps: Get to know Social Security; Verify your earnings; Estimate your benefits; Apply for benefits; and Manage your benefits. Our website is easily accessible …

— Starting next April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will begin issuing Medicare cards that do not display Social Security numbers. New beneficiaries will get the modernized cards first, and then new cards will be issued to existing beneficiaries. This change presents an opening to scammers. If you get a call claiming to be from Medicare asking you to confirm your Social Security number for the new card, this is a scam! It is also a scam if you …