“Take A Stand” Launches in Iowa and Across the Nation

Posted on 11/6/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Uncategorized | Voters In keeping with our 30- year tradition of issue-oriented voter engagement, AARP has launched “Take a Stand,” a campaign to urge all Presidential candidates to offer their plans to update Social Security to put it on sound financial ground for future generations. Social Security is a promise that’s been kept for 80 years—but in order to keep that promise for future generations, Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st Century. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees will …

Help Maryland’s 771K Family Caregivers. Support the CARE Act in 2016

Posted on 10/7/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community More than 771,000 Marylanders are caring for an older parent or loved one, helping them to live independently at home – where they want to be. These caregivers have a big job, and we can all help with some basic support—and commonsense solutions—to make their responsibilities a little bit easier. Sign up for AARP activist emails – stay in the know across the country and in your community about issues that matter! That’s why AARP supports the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable …

Tumwater’s Dennis Shoemaker Wins AARP Andrus Award

Posted on 11/25/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Community | Volunteering Dennis Shoemaker of Tumwater has been selected to receive the  2015 AARP Washington Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. Dennis has been a devoted volunteer for Senior Services for South Sound since 2000, serving on their Board of Directors and as President. He has used his professional skills to grow a variety of needed programs. Under his leadership, Senior Services’ annual auction has grown from $8,000 in revenue to …

AARP & Others Oppose Proposed United Way Funding Cuts For Seniors

Posted on 11/25/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Livable Communities | Local Resources AARP Washington and more than 40 other advocacy and community service services organizations that advocate and serve thousands of older adults in King County and the State of Washington are deeply concerned that United Way’s new funding priorities will no longer include investments in programs that serve older adults and people with disabilities. United Way has traditionally played an “umbrella” role for human services in King County. Older adults have always been part of that umbrella for the past 50 …

Facts on Easy Ways to Pay Your Innovative Bill

Posted on 11/25/2015 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

Money & Work Did You Know Facts   Check out how easy it is to pay your bill!

Hitting the Streets in Maplewood

Posted on 11/25/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Community | Livable Communities What do you think it takes for a community to be more livable? Recently Maplewood residents and business owners along with city officials took part in an AARP Active Living Workshop which included AARP volunteers. The purpose of the workshop was to share with attendees what makes a more walkable and livable community. The group took a short “walk audit” through the community. During the audit, possible improvements and enhancements were noted which were used to create a wish list …

Medicaid Expansion in Indian Country Webinar & New Resources

Posted on 11/25/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Community | Contact Us | Events | Finances 50+ | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources Save the date for these upcoming webinars covering Medicaid expansion in Montana. 1. Medicaid Expansion in Indian Country Monday, November 30th at 11am This webinar will review the nuts and bolts of Medicaid expansion and American Indians including: a brief Medicaid expansion overview, Medicaid expansion benefits for American Indians, application and enrollment overview, Medicaid plan benefits, and Q & A. On the webinar, we’ll be joined by staff from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to help answer …

Family Caregivers, Your Time Out for Fun has Come!

Posted on 11/25/2015 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Caregiving | Uncategorized There are only four kinds of People in the World: Those who have been caregivers Those who are currently caregivers Those who will be caregivers Those who will need caregivers – Rosalynn Carter If you are caring for loved one now, you know how stressful this can be. But, take heart, AARP in St. Louis is planning something just for you! AARP Presents: Time Out for Caregiver Events AARP recognizes the stress that can fall on caregivers along with their …