3 hours ago

3 hours ago

Arc of Colorado Executive Director Hails Wins of 2018 Sessions

Interview Arc of Colorado Executive Director Hails Wins of 2018 Sessions

    Arc of Colorado Executive Director Hails Wins of 2018 Sessions - AdvocacyDenver
    Seven months ago, Christiano Sosa took over the helm of the Arc of Colorado. During that time, he united the state's 14 Chapters around the 2018 legislative agenda. That agenda produced five prioritized bills that all successfully passed. In an interview with Catherine Strode, Christiano reflects on this legislative progress and offers his vision moving ...
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10 hours ago

These special special makers! Tonight! Thursd...

These special special makers! Tonight! Thursday is a new menu!

    Potager Restaurant
    These special special makers! Tonight! Thursday is a new menu!
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11 hours ago

Romance and Dating in the Digital Age Workshop

Join AARP Georgia for an exciting opportunity to learn how to date safely in the digital era at a Romance and Dating in the Digital Age Workshop. 

    AARP States - Romance and Dating in the Digital Age Workshop
    Join AARP Georgia for an exciting opportunity to learn how to date safely in the digital era at a Romance and Dating in the Digital Age Workshop. Come out and listen to tips to avoid romance fraud and learn how to date and sustain healthy and safe relationships successfully online and in person.
    https://states.aarp.org

12 hours ago

Meet Age Disruptor: Nancy Genova

AARP celebrates those who embody our #DisruptAging movement that challenges ageist stereotypes and highlights all those who own their age.  Among those New Yorkers who are doing just that is Nancy Genova, President of the board for the 100 Hispanic Women organization.  Nancy has over twenty-four years of health care experience and is currently full-time faculty at Hostos Community College in the Behavioral & Social Sciences Department’s Public Policy & Law Unit.  She is a vibrant, active member of the community and as part of her role as board President, she is on the planning committee of their yearly Mind, Body, Spirit conference, which our Associate State Director, Maggie Castro, will be speaking at on May 30th in New Rochelle, NY. Read Nancy’s interview here for more information on her dynamic age disrupting journey!

    AARP States - Meet Age Disruptor: Nancy Genova
    AARP celebrates those who embody our #DisruptAging movement that challenges ageist stereotypes and highlights all those who own their age. Among those New Yorkers who are doing just that is Nancy Genova, President of the board for the 100 Hispanic Women organization.
    https://states.aarp.org

12 hours ago

Preventing Elder Abuse This Month in Texas

May marks Elder Abuse Prevention Month in Texas. Governor Greg Abbott’s proclamation aims to bring awareness to potential risks for older Texans, in the hopes of inspiring change in Texas.

    AARP States - Preventing Elder Abuse This Month in Texas
    May marks Elder Abuse Prevention Month in Texas. Governor Greg Abbott's proclamation aims to bring awareness to potential risks for older Texans, in the hopes of inspiring change in Texas. Change is already underway. House Bill 3921, which went to effect last September, grants employees of financial institutions the ability to report suspected financial exploitation.
    https://states.aarp.org

13 hours ago

AARP is Coming Back to Philly Free Streets in 2018

AARP Pennsylvania is a proud sponsor of the 3rd annual Philly Free Streets event. Philly Free Streets, a people-powered initiative of the City of Philadelphia, will block off several miles of vehicular traffic along Broad Street on August 11th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The car-free route spanning several miles from City Hall to Erie Avenue will create a connection between Center City and North Philadelphia where people can bike, walk or play to explore the neighborhoods. This event is free and open to the public.

    AARP States - AARP is Coming Back to Philly Free Streets in 2018
    AARP Pennsylvania is a proud sponsor of the 3rd annual Philly Free Streets event. Philly Free Streets, a people-powered initiative of the City of Philadelphia, will block off several miles of vehicular traffic along Broad Street on August 11th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    https://states.aarp.org

13 hours ago

36th Annual Winter Park Jazz Fest July 21-22, 2018

Join AARP Colorado at the 36th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival, July 21-22, 2018, at Hideaway Park in Winter Park, CO.

    AARP States - 36th Annual Winter Park Jazz Fest July 21-22, 2018
    Join AARP Colorado at the 36th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival, July 21-22, 2018, at Hideaway Park in Winter Park, CO. Come meet AARP staff, volunteers and other members at the AARP table and hear what AARP is doing in your community.
    https://states.aarp.org

14 hours ago

AARP Montana Honors Veterans with Flagpole Dedication and Ceremony at the Montana Veterans’ Home Cemetery in Columbia Falls

Special Community Event Scheduled on May 27 at 2 pm

    AARP States - AARP Montana Honors Veterans with Flagpole Dedication and Ceremony at the Montana Veterans' Home Cemetery in Columbia Falls
    Special Community Event Scheduled on May 27 at 2 pm Helena, Mont., May 22, 2018 -The Stars and Stripes will soon fly over the west end of the Montana Veterans' Home Cemetery in Columbia Falls. The 121 year-old cemetery is receiving an additional American flag.
    https://states.aarp.org

15 hours ago

Host your next meeting at Denver's Original B...

Host your next meeting at Denver's Original Boutique Hotel where you'll get one-of-a-kind service in the heart of Downtown, close to Larimer Square, Union Station, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Center for Performing Arts and more! Click here for our August Promotion: https://bit.ly/2IDflpp

    Host Your Business Meeting, Wedding Reception or Special Event at Hotel Teatro
    Visit the official website of Hotel Teatro for a complete overview of event facilities, catering services, and guest accommodations. Our dedicated sales team is here to assist you with the planning process. Contact us today!
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15 hours ago

Monthly Tuesdays at the State House – All are welcome!

Join us this summer for our Monthly Tuesdays at the State House! All are welcome as we get together to discuss ongoing issues, meet with special guests and participate in local tours.  See below for details!

    AARP States - Monthly Tuesdays at the State House - All are welcome!
    Join us this summer for our Monthly Tuesdays at the State House! All are welcome as we get together to discuss ongoing issues, meet with special guests and participate in local tours. See below for details! Questions?
    https://states.aarp.org

15 hours ago

AARP, former Rockford Mayor: Time for IL Senate to Act to Restrain Drug Price-Gouging Outrage

Chicago, Ill. – Illinois consumers, businesses, cities and state taxpayers all could score a big win in the 2018 Illinois legislative session if state Senate leaders allow a vote on legislation to rein in unpredictable, skyrocketing prices in generic and off-patent medications, according to AARP Illinois and the former mayor of a northern Illinois city recently featured on “60 Minutes.”

    AARP States - AARP, former Rockford Mayor: Time for IL Senate to Act to Restrain Drug Price-Gouging Outrage
    Chicago, Ill. - Illinois consumers, businesses, cities and state taxpayers all could score a big win in the 2018 Illinois legislative session if state Senate leaders allow a vote on legislation to rein in unpredictable, skyrocketing prices in generic and off-patent medications, according to AARP Illinois and the former mayor of a northern Illinois city recently featured on "60 Minutes."
    https://states.aarp.org

16 hours ago

AARP Kansas Welcomes New Driver Safety State Coordinator

AARP Kansas is pleased to welcome Kevin Kneisley, Hiawatha, as the state’s new Driver Safety Coordinator for AARP Driver  Safety (ADS).  Kevin joined ADS in 2017 as a Driver Safety instructor.

    AARP States - AARP Kansas Welcomes New Driver Safety State Coordinator
    AARP Kansas is pleased to welcome Kevin Kneisley, Hiawatha, as the state's new Driver Safety Coordinator for AARP Driver Safety (ADS). Kevin joined ADS in 2017 as a Driver Safety instructor. As the state coordinator, Kevin assists Driver Safety instructors throughout the state of Kansas in promoting safe driving classes, recruiting volunteers and working with local organizations to host sites for the classes.
    https://states.aarp.org

18 hours ago

Enter for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certific...

Enter for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from Little India! The winner will be announced on Memorial Day! The only thing better than enjoying Award Winning Food from Little India is enjoying FREE Award Winning Food from Little India! How to enter: Simply ‘Like’ this post and ‘Tag’ the Facebook friend who you would like to share this meal with in the ‘Comments.’ That’s it! One entry per person. BUT your ‘Tagged’ friend can also enter to DOUBLE your chances of winning! This contest ends Sunday, May 27 and random drawing will take place on Memorial Day. Winner will be announced in the comments and notified via Facebook message. Good luck!

    Little India Restaurant Champa Downtown
    Enter for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from Little India! The winner will be announced on Memorial Day! The only thing better than enjoying Award Winning Food from Little India is enjoying...
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18 hours ago

Happy Birthday to Worthington Whittredge, bor...

Happy Birthday to Worthington Whittredge, born in 1820. Whittredge studied art in Germany under fellow Anschutz Collection artist Emmanuel Gottlieb Leutze. He first traveled west in 1865 on a tour of inspection led by General Pope. Whittredge was greatly impressed by the vastness of the Great Plains, as evidenced by this example, "On the Plains, Cache Le Poudre River," which was completed soon after his trip, in 1865. Image credit: Worthington Whittredge, "On the Plains, Cache Le Poudre River," 1865.

    American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection
    Happy Birthday to Worthington Whittredge, born in 1820. Whittredge studied art in Germany under fellow Anschutz Collection artist Emmanuel Gottlieb Leutze. He first traveled west in 1865 on a tour...
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18 hours ago

Asheville’s Besty Cantrell Wins AARP’s Highest Volunteer Honor

ASHEVILLE – At a regional fraud prevention event held by elder advocates across the Mountain Region, AARP volunteer Betsy Cantrell was presented with the AARP Andrus Award for her outstanding contributions to improving the lives of adults as they age.

    AARP States - Asheville's Besty Cantrell Wins AARP's Highest Volunteer Honor
    ASHEVILLE - At a regional fraud prevention event held by elder advocates across the Mountain Region, AARP volunteer Betsy Cantrell was presented with the AARP Andrus Award for her outstanding contributions to improving the lives of adults as they age.
    https://states.aarp.org

19 hours ago

Fraud Watch Network Alert: There are No Winners in Prize Scams

There are plenty of reputable contests and sweepstakes out there (including some from AARP), and let’s be honest, winning feels great! However, there are questionable characters out there who are trying to hook you on winning to reel in the profits for themselves.

    AARP States - Fraud Watch Network Alert: There are No Winners in Prize Scams
    There are plenty of reputable contests and sweepstakes out there (including some from AARP), and let's be honest, winning feels great! However, there are questionable characters out there who are trying to hook you on winning to reel in the profits for themselves.
    https://states.aarp.org

27 hours ago

36 hours ago

Care-FULL Conversations: Everything is Temporary Podcast

As we all know, the journey of caregiving is comprised of twists and turns, ups and downs, joys and sorrows. Dealing with the changing landscape is challenging indeed. Perhaps by realizing that everything is temporary, we would be more tolerant of the bad times and more appreciative of the good times. A perspective certainly worthy of consideration.

    AARP States - Care-FULL Conversations: Everything is Temporary Podcast
    As we all know, the journey of caregiving is comprised of twists and turns, ups and downs, joys and sorrows. Dealing with the changing landscape is challenging indeed. Perhaps by realizing that everything is temporary, we would be more tolerant of the bad times and more appreciative of the good times.
    https://states.aarp.org

37 hours ago

Join Us For an Event Filled Summer 2018!

The post Join Us For an Event Filled Summer 2018! appeared first on AARP States.

    AARP States - Join Us For an Event Filled Summer 2018!
    AARP New Jersey educates and advocates on behalf of those 50+ on issues that are important to them, their families, and to all Garden State residents.
    https://states.aarp.org

37 hours ago

AARP Advocacy In New Jersey

AARP believes that no one’s possibilities should ever be limited by their age and seeks to find new solutions so that more people can live and age as they choose. In just the past four months, with the support of AARP members, advocacy volunteers and coalition partners we have achieved noteworthy success on behalf of our 1.3 million Garden State members. AARP members and volunteers have made thousands of calls, sent almost 6,000 emails, conducted numerous legislative visits with our elected representatives and organized two lobby days at the New Jersey State Capitol. Your actions demonstrate the power of AARP and are the secret sauce to achieving positive change in the lives of not only the 50 plus but for all New Jerseyans.

    AARP States - AARP Advocacy In New Jersey
    AARP believes that no one's possibilities should ever be limited by their age and seeks to find new solutions so that more people can live and age as they choose. In just the past four months, with the support of AARP members, advocacy volunteers and coalition partners we have achieved noteworthy success on behalf of our 1.3 million Garden State members.
    https://states.aarp.org

37 hours ago

AARP Georgia Hosts Prepare to Care Workshop

Senior woman with caregiver in the park

    AARP States - AARP Georgia Hosts Prepare to Care Workshop
    On Saturday, June 9 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m., AARP Georgia is hosting a Prepare to Care Workshop in conjunction with Johns Creek United Methodist Church. AARP's Prepare to Care program is a workshop that helps current caregivers as well as those who want to be prepared to be cared for in the future.
    https://states.aarp.org

37 hours ago

Stark Park Concert Series!

Summer is in full swing and outdoor activities abound, including the Friends of Stark Park 2018 Summer Concert Series!   And AARP will be at three of these free community concerts to speak with members of the community and hand out information on upcoming events and programming!

    AARP States - Stark Park Concert Series!
    Summer is in full swing and outdoor activities abound, including the Friends of Stark Park 2018 Summer Concert Series! And AARP will be at three of these free community concerts to speak with members of the community and hand out information on upcoming events and programming!
    https://states.aarp.org

38 hours ago

Family Caregivers and the CARE Act celebrated on May 11th

AARP NJ was happy to host over 150 participants at our bilingual event for family caregivers in North Bergen, NJ on Friday, May 11th.  We highlighted our advocacy work and recent legislation passed to provide relief and support for caregivers in our state, and also had invited speakers discuss local and county programs and services, as well as tips on stress management and self-care.  Invited organizations and presenters included Hudson County Dept. of Health & Human Services, Bergen county Division of Senior Services, ACT NOW Foundation, MY CPR CARD NOW, NAMI en Español, United Way of Northern NJ, and Senior Medicare Patrol.  As a treat, we also engaged our participants in a Zumba session and Spanish radio Amor 93.1 entertained our guests with music and give-aways.

    AARP States - Family Caregivers and the CARE Act celebrated on May 11th
    AARP NJ was happy to host over 150 participants at our bilingual event for family caregivers in North Bergen, NJ on Friday, May 11th. We highlighted our advocacy work and recent legislation passed to provide relief and support for caregivers in our state, and also had invited speakers discuss local and county programs and services, as well as tips on stress management and self-care.
    https://states.aarp.org

38 hours ago

How and Why Walking May Be the Key to a Longer Life

As relatively easy and straightforward as walking is (no gym fee or swimsuit needed, for starters), there’s mounting evidence that you should get serious, very serious, about doing it regularly. Why? From reducing your risk of certain cancers to keeping off extra pounds to strengthening your memory, a daily habit of lacing up and heading out gives you almost unparalleled health bang for your buck.

    AARP States - How and Why Walking May Be the Key to a Longer Life
    As relatively easy and straightforward as walking is (no gym fee or swimsuit needed, for starters), there's mounting evidence that you should get serious, very serious, about doing it regularly. Why? From reducing your risk of certain cancers to keeping off extra pounds to strengthening your memory, a daily habit of lacing up and heading out gives you almost unparalleled health bang for your buck.
    https://states.aarp.org

40 hours ago

AARP Nueva Jersey: Ley de Licencia Por Enfermedad

En Nueva Jersey, más de 1.1 millones de personas cuidan de sus padres, cónyuges y otros seres queridos para que puedan vivir en sus hogares, donde prefieren estar. La mayoría de los cuidadores familiares compaginan las responsabilidades de sus empleos a tiempo completo o parcial con el cuidado de un ser querido. Sin embargo, más de un millón de trabajadores en Nueva Jersey no tienen en el trabajo ni un solo día pagado de licencia por enfermedad.

    AARP States - AARP Nueva Jersey: Ley de Licencia Por Enfermedad
    En Nueva Jersey, más de 1.1 millones de personas cuidan de sus padres, cónyuges y otros seres queridos para que puedan vivir en sus hogares, donde prefieren estar. La mayoría de los cuidadores familiares compaginan las responsabilidades de sus empleos a tiempo completo o parcial con el cuidado de un ser querido.
    https://states.aarp.org

40 hours ago

Volunteer Opportunity in Loveland!

Grand Family Coalition is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides social activities, support groups, education and referrals for children at risk that have been left behind due to death, mental illness, military deployment or neglect and abandonment. Keeping these children from entering a foster home, “Kinship Families” (grandparents and other family members parties my contact Gail at 970-699-2837 or gail@grandfamilycoalition.org

    AARP States - Volunteer Opportunity in Loveland!
    Grand Family Coalition is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides social activities, support groups, education and referrals for children at risk that have been left behind due to death, mental illness, military deployment or neglect and abandonment.
    https://states.aarp.org

40 hours ago

RaeAnn Johnson, Cindy Yale Appointed to AARP North Dakota Executive Council

Cindy Yale

    AARP States - RaeAnn Johnson, Cindy Yale Appointed to AARP North Dakota Executive Council
    RaeAnn Johnson of Grand Forks and Cindy Yale of Burlington have been appointed to the AARP North Dakota Executive Council. Johnson has been a social worker since 1985. She has spent most of her career working at the Northeast Human Service Center in Grand Forks.
    https://states.aarp.org

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