150 4th Ave. North, Suite 180
Nashville, TN, 37219
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Members of the media are invited to contact:
Tara Shaver, MPA
Interim Communications Director
Nearly 670,000 Tennessee AARP members
One-third of Tennesseans age 50 and older are AARP members
Eight full-time AARP Tennessee staff members (7 in Nashville, 1 in Memphis)
800+ AARP Tennessee volunteers, guided by a State President and Executive Council
WHAT DO WE DO?
Our Mission: AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service. We help our members live their best lives.
We believe strongly in the principles of collective purpose, collective voice, and collective purchasing power. These principles guide our efforts.
Our Vision: A society in which everyone ages with dignity and purpose, and in which AARP helps people fulfill their goals and dreams.
HOW DO WE GET THERE?
Advocacy: AARP uses the power of its nearly 670,000 Tennessee members to advocate for positive social change. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization. We don’t contribute to political campaigns or endorse candidates for public office. We work with state and federal legislators to ensure that the needs of older adults are fairly represented in Hartford and in Washington D.C.
AARP advocates for our Tennessee members and all older residents by working for positive changes in laws, regulations and policies and by organizing for change at the community level. By organizing and mobilizing members and partner organizations to action we truly have the power to make a difference in the lives of older Tennesseans.
Issues: Affordable Health Care, Long-Term Care, Caregiving Support, Hunger, Consumer Protection, Livable Communities, Financial Security.
Information/Education: Through a variety of communications channels we work to educate and inform our members and the general public on a broad spectrum of relevant topics. Subjects range from the new health care law, available state benefits, financial security issues, caregiving, Medicare, Social Security and how to protect against various frauds to a host of other valuable topics that help our members live their best lives. Using AARP literature, the media, direct mail, publications, the web, email, telephone and paid advertising, we reach millions of Tennesseans every year with helpful and important information.
Prior to every election, AARP works to educate Tennessee voters on where the candidates stand on issues of importance to older residents and their families. Voter guides, forums, debates and the media are used to inform voters before they head to the polls.
Community Service: Serving the community is part of the AARP heritage and “To Serve, Not To Be Served” remains the motto, as coined by our founder, Ethel Percy Andrus. We help our members help themselves and their families. We engage our members as volunteers in many ways and currently have more than 1,000 volunteers working in various ways across our Volunteer State. Tennessee has more AARP volunteers than any state other than New York.
Tax Aide and the Driver Safety Program are our two most visible community service programs and they are run by our volunteers. We also have livable communities teams and advocacy teams (state legislature and congressional district).
In 2013, we are creating a new structure for our volunteers, splitting the state into three (3) Grand Divisions – East, Middle and West. Each will be governed by a Volunteer Director, partnered with a state staff member, who will sit on the Executive Council. A Steering Committee will be created in each division with at least five (5) components: Communications, Recruitment, Partnerships/Membership, Recognition, and Opportunity.
Products/Services/Discounts: AARP offers a wide range of discounted products and services that our members want and need. Our great size and reputation enable us to make positive changes in the marketplace that benefit our members. AARP imposes high standards on partner companies to ensure that products and services offered represent the best possible value for our members. Benefit and discount offers currently span health products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long-term care insurance.
Research: AARP conducts extensive research on aging-related subjects. Our Public Policy Institute publishes major reports on the 50+ population, and we recognize the Best Employers for Workers Over 50.
Global Aging: AARP is a leader in working internationally with governmental and nongovernmental organizations. AARP’s international program works to exchange ideas and find solutions to aging concerns worldwide.
Publications and Media: We provide valuable and trustworthy information to our members. We publish AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest-circulation magazine; the AARP Bulletin, a newspaper published 10 times a year and daily online; AARP Viva, a quarterly magazine and a radio program in Spanish and English; a public affairs radio program, Prime Time; an award-winning website: AARP.org, and two syndicated TV shows, Inside E Street, a public affairs program, and My Generation, a magazine-style show.
For people who live in rural states, AARP Live is a monthly call-in issues-and-answers program that airs on RFD-TV. Have a comment or question for AARP? Call in, have your voices heard and get answers from our panel of state directors and volunteers.Viewers are invited to join the conversation by calling 1-877-731-6733, posting a comment on www.facebook.com/AARPLive, or sending a tweet to@AARPLive.
We also produce a quarterly AARP Tennessee newsletter. Send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and keep up with all that’s going on in your state.
AARP – Our Promise: For more than 50 years, AARP has been serving its members and society and creating positive social change. Bringing value and relevance to Tennesseans age 50 and older is our top priority. AARP is doing amazing things to make life better for today’s 50+ population and generations that follow. We strive to help people navigate ageless realities—financial well-being, health, ways of contributing to society, a role in their community and the opportunity to fully enjoy life.