— On April 11th members of Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 prepared lunch for residents and staff at The Thurman Brisben Shelter. President Sally Cooney Anderson, Community Service Chairman Juanita Channel, Janice Feagan, Andy Gaeta and Carlos Enrique (a prospective Chapter member) served a nutritious lunch which included chicken noodle soup, ham and turkey sandwiches, salad, sliced fresh fruit and lemonade. They fed approximately 30 people.  Joe Hargrove, the shelter’s volunteer coordinator, mentioned that it was a great change from the usual lunch …

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— Are you an AARP Member? Are You a Veteran? Want to Get Out to More Events Affordably? We HAVE the Answer Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) is celebrating their 10-year anniversary as the leading national nonprofit providing free event tickets to the military community. Since 2008, the Tempe, Arizona-based nonprofit has distributed more than 4 million tickets to the military community.  Last year alone Vet Tix distributed more than 1.3 million tickets. These tickets have helped military families to strengthen …

— AARP South Carolina cordially invites you to join us for a private reception of “Picturing Nam”, a photographic display of the Vietnam War sponsored by the National Archives Foundation. Photographs are a powerful part of our collective memory of the Vietnam War. Many of the iconic photographs were taken by photojournalists working for newspapers, magazines, or wire services. But there were also military photographers in Vietnam serving in our armed forces. They took thousands of photographs that covered every aspect …

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— Many AARP members are currently serving or have served in the military. We value the freedom and rights secured by these brave individuals and their families. Their service and sacrifices will never be forgotten. That’s why AARP Arkansas is working to find ways to recognize them and thank them for their contributions. One way is through the AARP Arkansas Veterans Booth. The booth is an interactive display that asks veterans to mark on a map where they served and provides …

— RALEIGH — As a way to thank and honor those who served, AARP is hosting a free reception open to the public from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Tuesday, March 13, at the North Carolina Museum of History.  The reception is in conjunction with the Museum’s Picturing Nam exhibit, a free exhibit made possible by the National Archives. Audrey Galloway, Associate State Director for AARP and event organizer said, “AARP values the freedom and rights secured by Veterans, the military …

— Access to health care, broadband and affordable utilities are among high-priority items in the 2018 AARP Michigan State Legislative Agenda. The list also includes fighting fraud, abuse and financial exploitation and supporting veterans and age-friendly communities. AARP Michigan advocates on policy issues that matter most to Michiganders 50 and older and their families. Each year, AARP Michigan publishes a state legislative agenda, which is shared with State Representatives and Senators, the Governor, AARP members and volunteers and the public. The 2018 …

— Congratulations to Patrick Seifert for being one of the winners in @createthegood’s 25 Days of Honoring Heroes Contest. Veterans and those that support them were nominated for their impact in the community. Winners received up to $1,000. Sean W. submitted an essay nominating Patrick for his dedication to combating suicides in the veteran community through his organization, @Twenty22Many-Olympia. In the essay, Sean says: “Patrick has been the voice of the 22 suicides today among our veteran population in this great …

— AARP selected Maui residents William “Bill” and Lena Staton to receive the 2017 Hawaii Andrus Award for Community Service, the organization’s most prestigious state volunteer recognition award. The Andrus Award is an annual award for exemplary volunteer leadership named after AARP’s founder, Ethel Percy Andrus (1884-1967), who exemplified AARP’s motto: “To serve, not to be served.” The Statons conceived of and coordinated the “Maui Welcomes Home Her Vietnam Veterans” event on Maui as part of the 50th Commemoration of the …

—   By Mac McLean Cameron Smith has a simple message for the state’s 311,000 veterans: We’re here to help. But he’s having difficulty getting that message across. “Sometimes, our veterans have not been raising their hands,” said Smith, director of the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA) since 2013. “We can do a much better job at helping them connect.” Smith launched a series of campaigns two years ago aimed at older, female and LGBTQ veterans. He’s forming new partnerships …

— AARP Louisiana has a Speakers Bureau whose volunteers give presentations on topics such as fraud prevention, caregiving, health care, veterans resources and more. Louisiana is home to about 660,000 family caregivers and more than 290,000 veterans, two-thirds of whom are 50 and older. Louisiana ranked 12th in the nation in incidents of fraud complaints per capita reported to the Federal Trade Commission. To schedule a speaker for your community group, or to become an AARP speaker, call LaTonya Scott at …