— AARP is thrilled to feature Guy Chapdelaine in this edition of the Volunteer Spotlight. Early in his career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Guy served as the Director of Audits for the Office of the Legislative Budget Assistant with the State of New Hampshire. Guy’s background as a CPA also had him working as a partner with an international accounting firm at one point in his career. In addition to being a CPA, he also has an MBA from …

4 States

— Are you a leader in your community? Do you love to meet new people? Are you a thinker or a doer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider volunteering with AARP Louisiana. We’re seeking new volunteers in every city with drive, compassion, and commitment. Volunteers play an integral role at AARP; from talking to state and federal lawmakers, to helping with community events, and delivering workshops and seminars. Volunteers are the face and backbone of …

— A rainy Monday in Northern Virginia did not stop regulars and newcomers from joining AARP Virginia’s monthly lunch group at Mylo’s Grill in McLean. The lunch group is an opportunity for the community to eat out and enjoy some fellowship. AARP and McLean Village have reserved a dining room at Mylo’s Grill a  local Greek Restaurant once a month for lunch, where guest can enjoy a 15 percent discount on their meal. AARP Volunteers Steve Morrison, Reed Eldridge, and Mileva Hartman helped organize …

— It was a colorful Tet Lunar New Year event at Justice High School in Falls Church on Saturday, February 2, 2019. AARP volunteers arrived early to set up the Information Table, with resource materials on Caregiving, Safe Driving, Tax-Aide, Home Retrofitting, and schedules with upcoming AARP local events. Festival attendees enjoyed The Year of the Pig fans and good luck money envelopes we had on display, as well as entered to win a basket we were raffling. It was inspiring …

— WHY: Millions of seniors in our nation live at or below the poverty line. Help provide a hot meal on a cold day and remind thousands of seniors in need that the community has not forgotten them. HOW IT WORKS: Collect soup through your church or organization. During the week of February 4–8, 2019, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., take the collection to a drop off site in your area.     MAIN DROP OFF SITE: Church of St. Peter …

— The AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 work in their community is very extensive from helping veterans, organizing food drives, contributing to Soup for Seniors, 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/. The Community Service Committee’s goal for 2019 is to provide numerous opportunities for our members to serve the Fredericksburg community. We have scheduled the following service projects: Assist the Disabled American Veterans’ volunteers …

— Northern Virginia is home to scores of active and involved AARP volunteers. This month I spoke with volunteer Suba Saty, who immigrated to the United States from India as a child and spent more than 30 years with the U.S. Air Force before retiring in 2014. We met on a weekday afternoon at Peet’s Coffee in Springfield, Virginia; our conversation has been edited for length. To start off, tell me a bit about yourself. You want me to give you …

— It’s with great pleasure to announce that this Volunteer Spotlight will be featuring Eveleen Barcomb. Eveleen has “always loved numbers” and her professional background is in banking (23 years) and finance (20 years). She also worked briefly as a paralegal and through Easter Seals as an office manager for senior services. She is currently a financial representative with Primerica. Eveleen was introduced to AARP New Hampshire through the 2014 Senior Leadership Series. Upon graduating, Eveleen recalls saying “OK, what’s next? …

North Dakota State Capitol

— 2019 Legislature – Advocacy Activity 2/14/2019 This has been a slow week so far at the 2019 legislature. We can report that the Senate Appropriations sub-committee working on the budget for the Department of Human Services has approved funding for the Home and Community Bases Services items we have been supporting. These ideas increase access to services that help people stay at home for as long as possible. A program called Service Payments for the Elderly and Disables (SPED) was …

— Welcome to the homepage for the AARP Washington State Podcast. Our podcast focuses on health, wealth & self, and how we can make life after age 50 the best years of our lives. You can find us on iTunes and subscribe here. Or you can listen through any podcast app. Just search for “AARP Washington State Podcast”. Episodes in Season 1. 1. Being Happier with Gretchen Rubin 2. The Good News About Aging with Dr. Laura Carstensen 3. Meditation Master …