Landline Phone Service Under Attack at the Capitol

Posted on 03/4/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy The legislature is considering multiple telecommunications proposals that could have a drastic impact on how nearly 2 million Minnesotans receive phone service.  Senate File 736 and House File 1066 both seek to deregulate telecommunications companies in Minnesota, which would likely result in the loss of affordable, reliable phone service for seniors, low income families and those living in rural parts of the state.  Despite claims that landlines are dated technology, 1.3 million Minnesota households – serving approximately 2 million consumers …

AARP Maine Testifies Against Proposed Cuts to Critical Programs for Vulnerable Mainers

Posted on 03/4/2015 by | AARP Maine | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving March 4, 2015 Testimony In Opposition to Proposed Changes to the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) and the Drugs for the Elderly (DEL) Program, Part TT of the Proposed Department of Health & Human Services Budget. Good Afternoon Senator Hamper, Representative Rotundo, Senator Brakey, Representative Gattine and Members of the Joint Standing Committees on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and Health and Human Services. My name is Rich Livingston.  For the last three years, it has been my honor to serve as …

AARP State Director Announces New State President

Posted on 03/4/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Community | Press | Uncategorized | Volunteering AARP Delaware State Director Lucretia Young recently announced that Rashmi Rangan has been chosen as the new AARP Delaware State President. Ms. Rangan takes the helm as AARP’s top volunteer in the First State following an extensive recruitment effort to find a leader who shares AARP’s mission and vision. A strong leader, grandmother and advocate, she exemplifies for all Delawareans that your potential is not limited by age.  As founder and Executive Director of the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council, Inc. (DCRAC,) Ms. Rangan has become …

Youngtown AARP Chapter One Shred-a-Thon April 4

Posted on 03/4/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events AARP Chapter #1 will be hosting its annual Shred-a-Thon and Technology Recycling Event on Saturday, April 4 from 8:00 am until noon at the Youngtown Town Hall, 12030 N. Clubhouse Square (Alabama Avenue just west of 111th Avenue). There are no residency restrictions!  All documents will be shredded on-site!  Donations of $1.00 per business-sized box or bag will benefit the Valley View Community Food Bank in Sun City. For more information please call (623) 853-5140.

Volunteer Spotlight: Rich and Patricia Bright

Posted on 03/4/2015 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Volunteering Like many recent retirees, Rich and Patricia Bright of Seymour, CT were looking for a meaningful way to stay active and make a difference in the lives of the residents of their community. As active members of AARP for 16 years, they noticed how the organization was growing, diversifying, and addressing important issues that impacted people age 50 and older, and they wanted to get more involved. They started volunteering with AARP Connecticut in February 2014 and have found the …

Healthy Michigan saves General Fund dollars

Posted on 03/4/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing From Gongwer Michigan’s Healthy Michigan Medicaid expansion plan has saved the state a “serious” amount of General Fund money, the state’s Medicaid director told the House Appropriations Community Health Subcommittee on Tuesday.  Steve Fitton also told the panel that the state’s Medicaid system has succeeded in keeping total General Fund spending relatively flat over the past decade, something he called almost astounding given how much the state’s caseload has increased during that timeframe.  And, while lawmakers were concerned about some …