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5 hours ago

Hoodlums to Hackers – Keeping Seniors Safe From Fraud

If you live in the Topeka area, be sure to join AARP Kansas and the Better Business Bureau to learn more about protecting you and your family from frauds and scams — especially during the holiday season.  Topeka is one of the nation’s largest metro areas for fraud complaints. Find out about current scams and how to spot them from Jeff Lanza, Retired FBI Special Agent. Lanza has dedicated his life to keeping people safe from fraud. With more than 25 years with the FBI, he has investigated corruption, fraud, cybercrime and organized crime.

    Hoodlums to Hackers - Keeping Seniors Safe From Fraud -
    If you live in the Topeka area, be sure to join AARP Kansas and the Better Business Bureau to learn more about protecting you and your family from frauds and scams - especially during the holiday season. Topeka is one of the nation's largest metro areas for fraud complaints.
    http://states.aarp.org

5 hours ago

Signing Up for Health Insurance? Beware of Scams!

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace runs through December 15 in Kansas and many other states. That makes it prime time for scammers to try taking advantage of unsuspecting consumers. Be wary of phone or email solicitations selling cheap health insurance that claim to meet all federal requirements. If you bite, you may end up without a plan, and with a tax penalty for not having qualifying coverage. Your best bet is to enroll or re-enroll by visiting healthcare.gov, where you can learn about ways to get help during open enrollment. You can also check with your Area Agency on Aging for help (www.n4a.org).

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    Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace runs through December 15 in Kansas and many other states. That makes it prime time for scammers to try taking advantage of unsuspecting consumers. Be wary of phone or email solicitations selling cheap health insurance that claim to meet all federal requirements.
    http://states.aarp.org

12 hours ago

Ila Plasencia Honored as 2017 AARP Iowa Andrus Award Winner

Ila Plasencia of West Des Moines was named the 2017 recipient of the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award — at AARP Iowa’s annual volunteer recognition event in Des Moines on Nov. 8. She is the first Latina recipient of the Andrus Award in Iowa. In addition to the award, Plasencia received a check for $1,000 to donate to her charity of choice, the Midwest Educational Resources Development Fund.

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    Ila Plasencia of West Des Moines was named the 2017 recipient of the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service - the Association's most prestigious and visible volunteer award - at AARP Iowa's annual volunteer recognition event in Des Moines on Nov. 8. She is the first Latina recipient of the Andrus Award in Iowa.
    http://states.aarp.org

14 hours ago

Care-FULL Conversation Video Resources

Thank you for checking out our Care-FULL Conversation Resources.  The videos are to provide information to help benefit the caregiver and care receiver.

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    Thank you for checking out our Care-FULL Conversation Resources. The videos are to provide information to help benefit the caregiver and care receiver. Called to Care Having served as a personal and professional caregiver, I understand the journey of caregiving from the inside out.
    http://states.aarp.org

14 hours ago

AARP Utah Executive Council Member Amanda Lambert Authors New Caregiving Guide

AARP Utah Executive Council member Amanda Lambert is a geriatric care manager and owner of Lambert Care Management, LLC; after her years of experience working with older adults and seeing families struggle to find and afford care for elders, she approached her colleague and friend Leslie Eckford about writing a book on the subject.   Given the huge growth in the number of older people that is coming both in Utah and the country, as a whole, this book is well-timed to help families cope with caregiving responsibilities, and will prove to be an indispensable tool to in the entire decision-making process for how best to provide care.

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    AARP Utah Executive Council member Amanda Lambert is a geriatric care manager and owner of Lambert Care Management, LLC; after her years of experience working with older adults and seeing families struggle to find and afford care for elders, she approached her colleague and friend Leslie Eckford about writing a book on the subject.
    http://states.aarp.org

14 hours ago

Join our Telephone Town Hall with Senator Van Hollen 11/29!

AARP Maryland is holding an exclusive telephone town hall on Wednesday, November 29 at 10:00 AM (ET) to talk about the healthcare concerns of Marylanders aged 50+ and their families, including the latest updates on Medicare. We will be joined by United States Senator for Maryland, Chris Van Hollen, to discuss this important issue.

    Join our Telephone Town Hall with Senator Van Hollen 11/29!
    AARP Maryland is holding an exclusive telephone town hall on Wednesday, November 29 at 10:00 AM (ET) to talk about the healthcare concerns of Marylanders aged 50+ and their families, including the latest updates on Medicare. We will be joined by United States Senator for Maryland, Chris Van Hollen, to discuss this important issue.
    http://states.aarp.org

14 hours ago

Experience the Heart of Harlem at ‘Destination Gospel, We Are: Music’

Join AARP and experience a night of authentic praise and worship music. AARP members and their guests receive a 20% discount on tickets to Vy Higginsen and the Mama Foundation for the Arts’ production of ‘Destination Gospel, We Are: The Music’ now through December 9th, 2017.

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    Join AARP and experience a night of authentic praise and worship music. AARP members and their guests receive a 20% discount on tickets to Vy Higginsen and the Mama Foundation for the Arts' production of 'Destination Gospel, We Are: The Music' now through December 9th, 2017.
    http://states.aarp.org

15 hours ago

Celebrate Worcester! Send Us a Selfie From Your Favorite Worcester Landmark

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    We're doing a celebration of all things Worcester! It's easy to participate: Snap a selfie at your favorite landmark in Worcester, email it to us - or post it to our Facebook Page and tag us @aarpma - and we'll add the pic to a blog post on our website.
    http://states.aarp.org

15 hours ago

Rep. Yvonne Davis Receives Legislative Achievement Award

In recognition of her work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, state Rep. Yvonne Davis (D-Davis) has been presented a Legislative Achievement Award from AARP Texas.

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    In recognition of her work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, state Rep. Yvonne Davis (D-Davis) has been presented a Legislative Achievement Award from AARP Texas. Davis sponsored and fought for successful passage of legislation - House Bill 2025 - that will ensure better training for those who provide care to people with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Texas.
    http://states.aarp.org

17 hours ago

Tips for Using the Volunteer Portal Libraries

The Volunteer Portal Libraries offer a wide range of documents and videos to support your work with AARP.  It’s easy to view and download them.  Visit the Tip Sheet – Accessing Portal Libraries – for step-by-step instructions.  Still have questions?  Contact the Volunteer Helpline (1-866-740-7719).

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    The Volunteer Portal Libraries offer a wide range of documents and videos to support your work with AARP. It's easy to view and download them. Visit the Tip Sheet - Accessing Portal Libraries - for step-by-step instructions. Still have questions? Contact the Volunteer Helpline (1-866-740-7719).
    http://states.aarp.org

18 hours ago

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    FINAL DAY to order your Thanksgiving🍂 Day dessert 🤤 Order your Steuben's House-Made Pie today! To order: call 303.830.1001 or email shop@steubens.com 🍰
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18 hours ago

Join AARP DC for a Live, Local Advocacy Update

Interested in hearing about the legislative issues AARP DC is tracking for older adults in the District? Want to know more about what’s going on at the local advocacy level, and how you can get involved?

    AARP DC Live Local Advocacy Update for 2017 and 2018
    Interested in hearing about the legislative issues AARP DC is tracking for older adults in the District? Want to know more about what's going on at the local advocacy level, and how you can get involved? Join AARP DC for a live discussion of what's happening in the DC City Council!
    http://states.aarp.org

19 hours ago

AARP Offers Free Presentations on Frauds and Scams

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    New frauds and scams seem to crop up weekly. Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money. Every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone's identity.
    http://states.aarp.org

35 hours ago

Free Resources for Oklahoma Family Caregivers

The AARP Oklahoma Caregiver Resource Guide

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    With many organizations offering different types of help and services, it can be a challenge to sort out the specific type of help or services best suited for your needs. AARP developed this resource guide with you, the caregiver, in mind as a starting point to help you find the services and supports you need throughout your caregiving journey.
    http://states.aarp.org

2 days ago

An Evening of Real Talk with New York’s Divas of Radio

An intimate, powerful discussion with New York’s most recognizable women in radio and AARP as they discuss how they are embracing life while debunking myths and shattering stereotypes for women at any age.

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    An intimate, powerful discussion with New York's most recognizable women in radio and AARP as they discuss how they are embracing life while debunking myths and shattering stereotypes for women at any age. Join the #DisruptAging conversation with radio personalities who are everyday disruptors at the top of their game across musical genres as they share their experiences, transformations, and insights.
    http://states.aarp.org

3 days ago

3 days ago

Elkins High’s George Triplett Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete Of The Week

Tigers’ two-sport student athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor

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    Tigers' two-sport student athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor George Triplett of Elkins High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 19. A senior, Triplett is a 4.47 g.p.a. AP Honors student.
    http://states.aarp.org

3 days ago

Celebra el fin de año aprendiendo acerca de la “Historia del Chocolate”

English. Inicia tus celebraciones de las fiestas de fi n de año recorriendo la historia del chocolate en La Plaza de Cultura y Artes. La chef e historiadora Maité Gómez-Rejón te enseñará mucho sobre esta deliciosa bebida originalmente reservada para la nobleza maya y azteca. Luego, disfruta de una degustación de chocolate azteca y champurrado. Este es un evento familiar y gratuito.

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    English. Inicia tus celebraciones de las fiestas de fi n de año recorriendo la historia del chocolate en La Plaza de Cultura y Artes. La chef e historiadora Maité Gómez-Rejón te enseñará mucho sobre esta deliciosa bebida originalmente reservada para la nobleza maya y azteca. Luego, disfruta de una degustación de chocolate azteca y champurrado.
    http://states.aarp.org

3 days ago

Celebrate the End of the Year Learning About the “History of Chocolate”

Español. Celebrate the holidays by tracing the history of Chocolate, the food of the gods, from a drink reserved for Mayan and Aztec nobility, to a drink for European aristocrats, to the simple chocolate bar of today. Enjoy a tasting of Aztec hot chocolate and champurrado. Guest speaker chef and historian: Maite Gomez-Rejon

    Celebrate the End of the Year Learning About the "History of Chocolate" -
    Español. Celebrate the holidays by tracing the history of Chocolate, the food of the gods, from a drink reserved for Mayan and Aztec nobility, to a drink for European aristocrats, to the simple chocolate bar of today. Enjoy a tasting of Aztec hot chocolate and champurrado.
    http://states.aarp.org

3 days ago

Holiday Riches for Reading

Patronize your neighborhood bookstores like Tattered Cover, and don’t underestimate used bookstores like Capitol Hill Books (300 E. Colfax at Grant) or Kilgore Books (624 E. 13th next to Wax Trax on Washington).

Patronize your neighborhood bookstores like Tattered Cover, and don’t underestimate used bookstores like Capitol Hill Books (300 E. Colfax at Grant) or Kilgore Books (624 E. 13th next to Wax Trax on Washington).

    Holiday Riches for Reading - OUT FRONT
    Books-printed, audio, online, or on e-devices-make risky gifts. But long after the tie hangs unworn, the toy bores and breaks, or the scent sits unopened, a book can forever give knowledge, new worlds, and wonders. Books aren't for everyone and can be a very personal purchase.
    https://www.outfrontmagazine.com

3 days ago

Tax-Aide Volunteers Needed for the 2018 Season

Joan Jagolinzer, second from the left, and four AARP Fdtn. Tax-Aide volunteers from Maine

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    WANT TO VOLUNTEER ONLY IN THE WINTER? By guest blogger Joan Jagolinzer Not spending the winter in Florida or other warmer locations? Busy in the spring, summer and fall, but have free time in the winter. Consider volunteering with AARP Tax-Aide.
    http://states.aarp.org

3 days ago

Boost Your Smart Phone, Tablet IQ

AARP Offers Free TEK Workshops

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    AARP Offers Free TEK Workshops Events at Edward King House, Newport and AARP Providence AARP RHODE ISLAND will host a series of free TEK (Technology Education & Knowledge) workshops designed to teach the 50-plus everything from the basics to advance use of new technologies, such as smart phones and tablets.
    http://states.aarp.org

3 days ago

Care-FULL Conversations: Critter Care Podcast

Who is your family? Who can you count on at 3:00 a.m. to respond to your beck and call? And, who will you companion – without question – through the trials and tribulations of life? Your answers obviously depend on your age, your lifestyle (married, single, divorced, widowed, partnered, etc.), AND your relationship with critters – animals of all shapes and sizes! In our home, four-legged, furry critters are essential family members. So, critter care is an important aspect of our every day existence.

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    Who is your family? Who can you count on at 3:00 a.m. to respond to your beck and call? And, who will you companion - without question - through the trials and tribulations of life? Your answers obviously depend on your age, your lifestyle (married, single, divorced, widowed, partnered, etc.), AND your relationship with critters - animals of all shapes and sizes!
    http://states.aarp.org

3 days ago

AARP to Raise Awareness About Latino Family Caregiving

AARP announced the launch of an effort to raise awareness of the daily challenges faced by many U.S. Latino family caregivers, anchored by the release of a Spanish-language documentary, titled Cada Paso del Camino (Every Step of the Way). The film showcases the powerful and emotional stories of four Latino family caregivers, including popular Spanish-language television personality and outspoken caregiver, Marco Antonio Regil.  Ultimately, the documentary aims to start a conversation among Latinos on how to best plan for and manage the family caregiver role.

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    AARP announced the launch of an effort to raise awareness of the daily challenges faced by many U.S. Latino family caregivers, anchored by the release of a Spanish-language documentary, titled Cada Paso del Camino (Every Step of the Way).
    http://states.aarp.org

3 days ago

11/22 Scam Alert: Keep Your Social Security Number Safe!

11/22 SCAM ALERT

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    11/22 SCAM ALERT Don't give out your Social Security number over the phone if you didn't initiate the call. You have no way of knowing who is on the other end of the line. For instance, some cons may call posing as officials from the Social Security Administration, asking you to confirm your number.
    http://states.aarp.org

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