— The Real Possibilities of an AARP Connection Join AARP Kentucky for our first ever Heart for the Holidays – Mix and Mingle as we enjoy an evening of dancing with a purpose. You can mingle with people your own age and listen to music you enjoy, all while helping those in our community who are in need. The cost of admission is $5 plus a winter item for a homeless veteran. Suggested items include: socks, hats, gloves, scarves, and travel …

— Scammers have come up with tactics that specifically target Veterans.  AARP wants to make sure you and the loved ones in your life have the resources to protect yourselves from the following scams. Targeting veterans can take many forms. The following list are some scammer favorites to look out for: The Update Your Military File Scam: A caller claims to be from the Department of Veterans Affairs and asks to “update” your information, but really is hoping to get personal …

— The AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 work in their community is very extensive from helping veterans, organizing food drives, contributing to Soup for Seniors, Driver Safety, advocacy and more. Join the AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 at their next meeting every first Tuesday of every month, for more information visit their website http://aarp3396.org/. In both July and August, at the chapter meetings, they will be collecting supplies and food to support homeless veterans through Disabled American Veterans. The following is needed: toilet paper, napkins, disposable …

— On December 15th, as a proud sponsor, AARP Idaho will help place wreaths on Veteran’s headstones as part of the Wreaths Across America Day event in Idaho. Wreaths Across America’s mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor those who served. AARP volunteers are asked to …

—    Social Security honors veterans and active duty members of the military every day by giving them the respect they deserve. Social Security’s disability program is an important part of our obligation to wounded warriors and their families. For military members who return home with injuries, Social Security is a resource they can turn to. If you know any wounded veterans, please let them know about Social Security’s Wounded Warriors website. You can find it at https://www.ssa.gov/people/veterans/ The Wounded Warriors …

— by Kathy Stokes, AARP Fraud Watch Network Veterans Day has come and gone for this year, but we want veterans to know that scammers go to great lengths to target their money, their benefits, and their commitment to current and former soldiers. How It Works: Targeting veterans can take many forms: The Update Your Military File Scam: A caller claims to be from the Department of Veterans Affairs and asks to “update” your information, but really is hoping to get …

— During the observance Veterans Day, we saw celebrations and ceremonies recognizing our country’s veterans. But AARP wants to also recognize the family caregivers of veterans with physical or mental ailments. AARP is at the forefront of fighting to support family caregivers and the older parents, spouses, and other loved ones they care for—advocating for more support, help at home, better access to resources and more. Given our commitment to Arkansas’ 452,000 family caregivers, we are proud to celebrate National Family …

— AARP will host a pair of National TeleTown Halls on Tuesday, November 13 on scams targeting veterans. The calls are free and open to all who served and their families. AARP is hosting these teletown halls, following Veteran’s Day, in collaboration with the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) to share information about Operation Protect Veterans; a joint effort to raise awareness of scams targeting Veterans, Military and their Families, and to warn Veterans about scams that specifically target them. …

— We’re proud to help those who defended America by Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP The AARP family would like to say thank you this Veterans Day to those who have served in America’s armed forces, and to say we appreciate your sacrifices. We’re also aware that military families deal with some unique problems. At least 4 million of our members are in the military or are veterans. One thing we’ve learned about those in the military, or with an armed services background, is that they …

— They are often the forgotten people in war, but never in its remembrance – the wives and families of those fallen in military service. Since its founding in 1945 at the end of World War II, Gold Star Wives of America, the wives of those who died in combat, has been providing emotional and practical support to those families. Now Gold Star Wives are reaching out to help honor and acknowledge another often forgotten military contingent, veterans of the Vietnam …