15 min ago

Weekly Advocacy Report – Jan 23

by Ken Helander, AARP Alaska

    Weekly Advocacy Report - Jan 23 -
    by Ken Helander, AARP Alaska Federal Advocacy AARP has been working hard through the constant stream of Congressional issues that would affect our members. Of current concern are potential cuts to Medicare services, including placing caps on therapy services (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy) which could be quickly exceeded by a person with chronic needs or extensive post-surgery rehab.
    https://states.aarp.org

1 hour ago

AARP schedules free Technology, Education, Knowledge (TEK) classes in central Arkansas

Learn how to get the most from your mobile devices.  AARP Arkansas has scheduled two FREE workshops in central Arkansas focused on understanding the iPad.  Technology, Education, Knowledge – or TEK – classes offer hands-on experience to help you feel more comfortable with technology.

    AARP schedules free Technology, Education, Knowledge (TEK) classes in central Arkansas -
    Learn how to get the most from your mobile devices. AARP Arkansas has scheduled two FREE workshops in central Arkansas focused on understanding the iPad. Technology, Education, Knowledge - or TEK - classes offer hands-on experience to help you feel more comfortable with technology. On February 23, AARP TEK will offer Intro to iPad (10 a.m.
    https://states.aarp.org

1 hour ago

More Presentations Mean More Volunteer Opportunities

To meet growing demand and address pressing issues facing people 50-plus, AARP Arkansas has expanded its list of community presentation topics.  Civic, community and church groups will soon be able to book free presentations on topics such as Medicare, Social Security, caregiving, financial security, health care, fraud and more.

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    To meet growing demand and address pressing issues facing people 50-plus, AARP Arkansas has expanded its list of community presentation topics. Civic, community and church groups will soon be able to book free presentations on topics such as Medicare, Social Security, caregiving, financial security, health care, fraud and more.
    https://states.aarp.org

1 hour ago

Lights! Camera! Volunteers!

The reviews are in. And AARP’s Movies for Grownups is a big hit in Arkansas. That success is due entirely to the volunteer teams in Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas who have helped make them possible.

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    The reviews are in. And AARP's Movies for Grownups is a big hit in Arkansas. That success is due entirely to the volunteer teams in Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas who have helped make them possible. "These guys are stars," said Lou Tobian, Outeach Director.
    https://states.aarp.org

2 hours ago

AARP Florida Update on Facebook Live: How We Are Helping Consumers & How You Can Help, Too!

For many years, AARP Florida has been a leading voice fighting for consumers on utilities across the state and nation. In some cases, AARP Florida is the only voice representing residential ratepayers.

    AARP Florida Update: Facebook Live Event Details Our Utilities Work
    For many years, AARP Florida has been a leading voice fighting for consumers on utilities across the state and nation. In some cases, AARP Florida is the only voice representing residential ratepayers.
    https://states.aarp.org

2 hours ago

AARP Tax-Aide Turns 50!

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    AARP Tax-Aide Turns 50! -
    Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation's largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers.
    https://states.aarp.org

2 hours ago

50+ Employment & Volunteering Opportunities

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is hosting a speakers series event on how to find employment and volunteer opportunities this February.

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    Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is hosting a speakers series event on how to find employment and volunteer opportunities this February. Interested in learning about employment opportunities available to seniors? Looking for volunteer opportunities and a way to give back to the community? Join SSA on at Beatley Central Library on February 21st from 10:00 a.m.
    https://states.aarp.org

2 hours ago

It’s a Todd Talk on Livable Communities!

A “Livable Community” is good for people and business!  No matter what our age, we all want many of the same things, and what appeals to younger people is the same as what appeals to older folks.

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    A "Livable Community" is good for people and business! No matter what our age, we all want many of the same things, and what appeals to younger people is the same as what appeals to older folks.
    https://states.aarp.org

2 hours ago

Bring Utility Rates Down Under New Federal Tax Law

By Dana Kennedy, AARP AZ State Director

    Bring Utility Rates Down Under New Federal Tax Law -
    By Dana Kennedy, AARP AZ State Director When President Trump signed a federal tax overhaul into law in December, he set in motion an obligation for utilities to pass on the tax saving to consumers.
    https://states.aarp.org

3 hours ago

1/24 Scam Alert: The Tech Support Scam

1/24 SCAM ALERT

    1/24 Scam Alert: The Tech Support Scam -
    1/24 SCAM ALERT Tech support scams happen over the phone and online. Typically, the goal of the scammer is to take control of your computer remotely, tell you that you have viruses that can be fixed for a fee, then get you to fork over your credit card number.
    https://states.aarp.org

4 hours ago

How to Turn Off Pop Up Blockers

Pop up blockers can prevent you from opening videos, links or courses in the Volunteer Portal.  This Pop Up Blockers Tip Sheet for Chrome shows you how to turn them off in the most commonly used browser.  Similar tip sheets are being developed for four other browsers.  Feel free to contact the AARP Volunteer Helpline (866-740-7719) for personalized help as well.

    How to Turn Off Pop Up Blockers -
    Pop up blockers can prevent you from opening videos, links or courses in the Volunteer Portal. This Pop Up Blockers Tip Sheet for Chrome shows you how to turn them off in the most commonly used browser. Similar tip sheets are being developed for four other browsers.
    https://states.aarp.org

5 hours ago

2018 Black History Month Integrated Campaign

While AARP strives to develop a year-round appreciation of Black life, culture and history, each year there are key dates and observances that are deserving of special commemoration. Among these is Black History Month.

    2018 Black History Month Integrated Campaign -
    While AARP strives to develop a year-round appreciation of Black life, culture and history, each year there are key dates and observances that are deserving of special commemoration. Among these is Black History Month.
    https://states.aarp.org

6 hours ago

Drink Here: Fifty Denver Bars We Can't Live Without

1201 East Colfax Avenue

2022 East Colfax Avenue

1920 East Colfax Avenue

1800 East Colfax Avenue

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3200 Pecos Street

3126 Larimer Street

3440 Larimer Street

3719 Walnut Street

383 South Pearl Street

2060 Champa Street

...or ten. For more than a century, this spot has held down the corner of Champa and 20th streets, serving drinks nineteen hours a day to an assortment of regulars, including would-be...

980 Grant Street

1701 Wynkoop Street

1600 17th Street

1380 South Broadway

723 East Sixth Avenue

1962 Market Street

3435 South Broadway, Englewood

1919 Blake Street

3245 Osage Street

2927 Larimer Street

2801 Welton Street

1422 Larimer Street

7 South Broadway

414 East 20th Avenue

619 East 13th Avenue

3200 Larimer Street

7577 East Academy Boulevard

2376 15th Street

420 East Colfax Avenue

1330 27th Street

1294 South Broadway

3463 Larimer Street

3416 East Colfax Avenue

2875 Blake Street

530 East 19th Avenue

3350 Brighton Boulevard

1553 Platte Street

519 18th Street

321 17th Street

1165 13th Street, Boulder

3500 Walnut Street

1543 Champa Street

3160 Tejon Street

    Drink Here: Fifty Denver Bars We Can't Live Without
    Denver was founded over a barrel of whiskey, and ever since that momentous day in 1858, this city has celebrated its liquid assets - some made here, some simply poured here. The Mile High City is renowned across the country for its beer brewed with Rocky Mountain spring water as well as the outpourings of hundreds of craft breweries.
    http://www.westword.com

12 hours ago

22 hours ago

Rep. John Frullo Receives AARP Texas Legislative Achievement Award

In recognition of his work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, we recently presented State Rep. John Frullo (R-Lubbock) with a Texas Legislative Achievement Award.

    Rep. John Frullo Receives AARP Texas Legislative Achievement Award -
    In recognition of his work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, we recently presented State Rep. John Frullo (R-Lubbock) with a Texas Legislative Achievement Award. Rep. Frullo authored and fought for successful passage of legislation - SB 507 - that increases Texans' access to mediation after being hit with a surprise medical bill.
    https://states.aarp.org

22 hours ago

Join AARP North Dakota’s Legislative Volunteer Team

Important issues face the state of North Dakota. Health care access and costs, affordable housing, retirement security, transportation and caregiving are just a few that impact the lives of North Dakotans who are 50 and older.

    Join AARP North Dakota's Legislative Volunteer Team -
    Important issues face the state of North Dakota. Health care access and costs, affordable housing, retirement security, transportation and caregiving are just a few that impact the lives of North Dakotans who are 50 and older. AARP North Dakota's team of passionate legislative volunteers is a vital voice for legislators to hear when they make decisions that shape the future of our state.
    https://states.aarp.org

23 hours ago

AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

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    AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS -
    50 million served, 50 million more to go Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation's largest free tax assistance and preparation service.
    https://states.aarp.org

24 hours ago

Diagnosed With Dementia But Happier Than Ever Before

Capitol Response Team Volunteer Jackie Coleman standing next to President Pro Temp Kevin de León during the presentation to him of the Super Saver Award.

    Diagnosed With Dementia But Happier Than Ever Before -
    Diagnosed with dementia and without a job, volunteering for the issues and people she cares about the most has kept Jackie Coleman happier than ever before.
    https://states.aarp.org

24 hours ago

ORS audit: Discontinuing revised rates would not force bankruptcy

An audit by the SC Office of Regulatory Staff released Friday, January 19, says that SCE&G would not be forced in bankruptcy if they discontinue charging customers for an abandoned nuclear project.

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    An audit by the SC Office of Regulatory Staff released Friday, January 19, says that SCE&G would not be forced in bankruptcy if they discontinue charging customers for an abandoned nuclear project. The audit was requested by the SC Public Service Commission during a late December, 2017 hearing on a petition by ORS to force the utility to rollback its revised rates for the V.
    https://states.aarp.org

24 hours ago

Perk up your Monday with our Steuben's Mac & ...

Perk up your Monday with our Steuben's Mac & Cheese 😉

    Steuben's Uptown
    Perk up your Monday with our Steuben's Mac & Cheese 😉
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25 hours ago

AARP in the STATES 2018

AARP BELIEVES NO ONE’S POSSIBILITIES SHOULD BE LIMITED BY THEIR AGE and seeks to find new solutions that will enable more people to live and age as they choose. One way AARP pursues this mission is through advocacy at the state and local levels led by teams of staff and volunteers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This agenda provides an overview of the key issues that AARP will be advancing in states across the country in 2018. Every AARP state office will advocate on one or more of these issues along with other priorities that are of particular importance to older adults in their communities.

    AARP in the STATES 2018 -
    AARP BELIEVES NO ONE'S POSSIBILITIES SHOULD BE LIMITED BY THEIR AGE and seeks to find new solutions that will enable more people to live and age as they choose. One way AARP pursues this mission is through advocacy at the state and local levels led by teams of staff and volunteers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.
    https://states.aarp.org

25 hours ago

We’re Hiring for An Interim Assignment. Interested?

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    We're Hiring for An Interim Assignment. Interested? -
    AARP NY has an open position for an Interim Advocacy Program Specialist based in Albany, New York from February-December 31, 2018.
    https://states.aarp.org

26 hours ago

2018 Is a Critical Year for all Illinoisans

As we all know, 2018 is a critical year for Illinoisans and all Americans. A lot is at stake in this year’s elections and we want to make sure Illinoisans, and especially those ages 50 and older, have essential information at their disposal in order to make the best decisions for themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.

    2018 Is a Critical Year for all Illinoisans -
    As we all know, 2018 is a critical year for Illinoisans and all Americans. A lot is at stake in this year's elections and we want to make sure Illinoisans, and especially those ages 50 and older, have essential information at their disposal in order to make the best decisions for themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.
    https://states.aarp.org

26 hours ago

Learn About the NEW AARP Massachusetts Worcester Area Volunteer Network!

Whether you’ve been an AARP member for one year or for 20+ years, here’s your chance to learn more about what your AARP Massachusetts state office is planning locally in the Worcester area — and how you can get involved as a volunteer!

    Learn About the NEW AARP Massachusetts Worcester Area Volunteer Network! -
    Whether you've been an AARP member for one year or for 20+ years, here's your chance to learn more about what your AARP Massachusetts state office is planning locally in the Worcester area - and how you can get involved as a volunteer! Introducing the AARP Massachusetts Worcester Area Volunteer Network.
    https://states.aarp.org

28 hours ago

AARP Applauds Progress in Implementing Retirement Security Program

AARP Connecticut applauds the progress towards implementing the Connecticut Retirement Security Program (Public Act 16-29) that was signed into law in 2016 and is on-track to begin operation in 2018.

    AARP Applauds Progress in Implementing Retirement Security Program -
    AARP Connecticut applauds the progress towards implementing the Connecticut Retirement Security Program (Public Act 16-29) that was signed into law in 2016 and is on-track to begin operation in 2018. The authority, which has oversight of the Connecticut retirement security plan that will begin operation in 2018, formerly posted the opening of an Executive Director position on Friday, Jan.
    https://states.aarp.org

2 days ago

Don’t let this weather❄️get you down, because...

Don’t let this weather❄️get you down, because ‘Sunday funday is better than a Monday!’

    Steuben's Uptown
    Don't let this weather❄️get you down, because 'Sunday funday is better than a Monday!'
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Capitol Catch-up with Melissa Sinden: Week 2 at the Capitol

Please check out the video below from Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden as she gives insight as to what happened during week two of the Georgia Legislature. The content of her video text is below.

    Capitol Catch-up with Melissa Sinden: Week 2 at the Capitol -
    Please check out the video below from Advocacy Manager Melissa Sinden as she gives insight as to what happened during week two of the Georgia Legislature. The content of her video text is below. "It was an abbreviated week at the Georgia General Assembly due to the observation of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    https://states.aarp.org

2 days ago

AARP’s State-based Work Featured on Thursday, Jan. 25 Call

As you know, AARP actively works at the national, state and community levels – and it’s not just advocacy!  Hear more about the wide range of AARP’s state and community work planned for 2018 through our special  Volunteer Call on Thursday, Jan.  25 at 7 p.m. ET.

    AARP's State-based Work Featured on Thursday, Jan. 25 Call -
    As you know, AARP actively works at the national, state and community levels - and it's not just advocacy! Hear more about the wide range of AARP's state and community work planned for 2018 through our special Volunteer Call on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. ET.
    https://states.aarp.org

2 days ago

Behind the scenes of a staff photo

Behind the scenes of a staff photo

    Potager Restaurant
    Behind the scenes of a staff photo
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

3 days ago

Vote Yes for Affordable Health Care

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    Vote Yes for Affordable Health Care -
    Measure 101-which voters will decide in a Jan. 23 special election-aims to ensure that state assessments on health insurance companies and hospitals will continue to be matched by federal dollars. These funds can be used for one purpose only: to provide affordable health care for Oregonians.
    https://states.aarp.org

3 days ago

Conversation about Financial Exploitation as it Relates to Caregiving

AARP MONTANA TO HOST TELEPHONE TOWN HALL ABOUT FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION AND HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF

    Conversation about Financial Exploitation as it Relates to Caregiving -
    AARP MONTANA TO HOST TELEPHONE TOWN HALL ABOUT FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION AND HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF Thousands of AARP members as well as others across Big Sky Country will have the opportunity to participate in a "telephone town hall" meeting with representatives from AAA Legal Services.
    https://states.aarp.org

3 days ago

These specials will knock your socks off! Sun...

These specials will knock your socks off! Sung has sumac glazed lamb shank, vadouvan beans, puréed cure farm cranberry beans, squash salsa. Stephen has seafood risotto with Armagnac butter and potato chips. Delicious! The specials are freakin good too!

    Potager Restaurant
    These specials will knock your socks off! Sung has sumac glazed lamb shank, vadouvan beans, puréed cure farm cranberry beans, squash salsa. Stephen has seafood risotto with Armagnac butter and potato...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Remember to Register for AARP’s Job Fair on January 25

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    Remember to Register for AARP's Job Fair on January 25 -
    Join the AARP Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills live event for free job searching tips, tools, resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats, and more. You can find jobs that don't require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work?
    https://states.aarp.org

3 days ago

The Impact of The Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Mature Living, a program that features topics of interest to older adults did segment focusing on age discrimination in employment.  Laurie McCann, Senior Attorney with AARP Foundation Litigation, talks about discrimination in employment and the impact of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act during the past 50 years.

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    Mature Living, a program that features topics of interest to older adults did segment focusing on age discrimination in employment. Laurie McCann, Senior Attorney with AARP Foundation Litigation, talks about discrimination in employment and the impact of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act during the past 50 years.
    https://states.aarp.org

3 days ago

AARP Fighting for Colorado Consumers

AARP Colorado is deeply concerned about the proposal by Xcel, Black Hills and others to join the Little Rock-based Southwest Power Pool (SPP), which would turn over most regulatory authority to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

    AARP Fighting for Colorado Consumers -
    AARP Colorado is deeply concerned about the proposal by Xcel, Black Hills and others to join the Little Rock-based Southwest Power Pool (SPP), which would turn over most regulatory authority to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
    https://states.aarp.org

3 days ago

"Whether you’re looking for a reset after ove...

"Whether you’re looking for a reset after over-indulging in December..." our classic Steuben's virgin cocktails with house-made syrups a perfect N/A go-to! Thanks The Know by Denver Post Entertainment for the lovin! http://dpo.st/2Bgpuj7

    Taking a booze break for Dry January? Try these Denver mocktails.
    If your January involves ditching alcohol, you're not alone. Dry January - abstaining from alcohol for the month - is becoming increasingly popular. Whether you're looking for a reset after over-indulging in December, trying to cut calories, resolving to save money or just wanting to live a sober life, this is an excellent time to get on the wagon, as many talented bartenders are applying their cocktail wizardry to non-alcoholic drinks.
    http://theknow.denverpost.com

3 days ago

Join AARP for Chavez Celebration

The late Cesar Chavez was a migrant farmer worker and organizer, and a powerful example of what people can do when they unite for a meaningful cause. His struggle, hard work and dedication inspired and empowered people throughout the world.

    Join AARP for Chavez Celebration -
    The late Cesar Chavez was a migrant farmer worker and organizer, and a powerful example of what people can do when they unite for a meaningful cause. His struggle, hard work and dedication inspired and empowered people throughout the world.
    https://states.aarp.org

3 days ago

🙌 Copper Mug + Moscow Mule 🙌

🙌 Copper Mug + Moscow Mule 🙌

    Steuben's Uptown
    🙌 Copper Mug + Moscow Mule 🙌
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4 days ago

AARP Applauds Congressional Passage of RAISE Family Caregivers Act

WASHINGTON, DC—AARP welcomes passage in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (H.R. 3759). The legislation, introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and in the U.S. House by Representatives Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Kathy Castor (D-FL), requires the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a strategy to support the nation’s 40 million family caregivers.

    AARP Applauds Congressional Passage of RAISE Family Caregivers Act -
    "Thanks to the efforts of bipartisan Senate and House champions-Senators Collins and Baldwin and Representatives Harper and Castor-the RAISE Family Caregivers Act will help address the challenges family caregivers face," said AARP Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond.
    https://states.aarp.org

4 days ago

Indiana Names Capitol Caregivers

Here in Indiana, 837,000 Hoosiers care for an older parent, spouse or other loved one, helping them live independently at home—where they want to be. These family caregivers take on huge responsibilities that can be overwhelming, stressful and exhausting. They juggle full- or part-time jobs, and many are still raising families.

    Indiana Names Capitol Caregivers -
    Here in Indiana, 837,000 Hoosiers care for an older parent, spouse or other loved one, helping them live independently at home-where they want to be. These family caregivers take on huge responsibilities that can be overwhelming, stressful and exhausting. They juggle full- or part-time jobs, and many are still raising families.
    https://states.aarp.org

4 days ago

Banana cream tart tonight!

Banana cream tart tonight!

    Potager Restaurant
    Banana cream tart tonight!
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Legislative Update: Week Two from Pierre

Week 2 of the 2017 South Dakota legislative session is in the books and AARP South Dakota advocates have already been busy!

    Legislative Update: Week Two from Pierre -
    Week 2 of the 2017 South Dakota legislative session is in the books and AARP South Dakota advocates have already been busy! On Tuesday, AARP South Dakota testified in favor of Senate Bill (SB) 62 which requires timely notification when there is a breach of certain data.
    https://states.aarp.org

4 days ago

Free Coffee Friday in South Milwaukee Feb. 23

Home is where the heart is, and well-designed, livable communities promote health, sustain growth, and make for happier, healthier residents of every age, in all life stages. AARP Wisconsin is working to raise awareness in the greater Milwaukee area about the need for age-friendly, livable communities.

    Free Coffee Friday in South Milwaukee Feb. 23 -
    Home is where the heart is, and well-designed, livable communities promote health, sustain growth, and make for happier, healthier residents of every age, in all life stages. AARP Wisconsin is working to raise awareness in the greater Milwaukee area about the need for age-friendly, livable communities.
    https://states.aarp.org

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