AARP Kentucky Applauds Senate Action Supporting Family Caregivers

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Statement by AARP Kentucky State Director, Ron Bridges, on Senate Passage of SB 129 – Kentucky Family Caregivers Act. “This is an important step for family caregivers and their loved ones. AARP is thankful to the Senate for passing SB 129, and for the leadership of Senator Paul Hornback, R-Shelby and his co-sponsors Senators Julie Raque Adams, R-Jefferson and C.B. Embry, R-Ohio. Senate Bill 129 would help to improve post-discharge outcomes by improving coordination with family caregivers, reduce costly hospital …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides Kentuckians with free tax prep through April 18th

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  A free tax preparation service from AARP Foundation that helped low to moderate income Kentuckians get nearly $19 million in refunds last year opened its doors this week. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, who cannot afford a tax preparation service Tax-Aide, which is offered free of charge, is available to AARP members and …

Medicare is a promise we need to keep

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At AARP Kentucky, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. Thankfully, President Trump repeatedly said during his historic campaign that he would not allow changes to this popular program.  “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare,” he told voters. “You made a deal a long time ago. “ Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting on …

Join AARP at Kenny Rogers’ farewell concert at Centre College

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Bust out your boots and get to know AARP Kentucky staff, volunteers and other members Saturday, April 8th at Kenny Rogers’ farewell performance at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts. The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee has endeared himself to music lovers around the world, and this show will be the last stop on his final world tour, “The Gambler’s Last Deal.” Before the show, come by the AARP table to connect with us and learn more about …

AARP Kentucky Seeks New Volunteer President

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AARP Kentucky is looking for a volunteer leader to serve as the new state president. The next state president will serve as the innovative lead and spokesperson for the more than 460,000 AARP members in Kentucky. “This is a very influential role for our organization,” said Ron Bridges, AARP Kentucky State Director. “We are looking for someone who is committed to bettering the lives of people in Kentucky. This opportunity is a once-in-a-lifetime position, that makes a positive impact on …

Celebrating Service & Success: Jim Kimbrough, AARP Kentucky State President

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After more than a decade, our friend, mentor, and colleague, Jim Kimbrough is stepping down as AARP Kentucky State President. Jim has worked to enhance the quality of life for Kentuckians of all ages and enact positive social change through advocacy and community service. As state president, Jim fought to make health care more available and affordable, promoted financial security initiatives, and improved quality long term care options and supports for Kentuckians who want to age at home. He engaged …

Testimony on KY Caregivers Act at Interim Health & Welfare Committee

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Good morning, My name is Jim Kimbrough. I am the State President of AARP Kentucky. AARP represents 470,000 members here in Kentucky.  AARP fights for issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, family caregiving and independent living. Like Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, all of us at AARP know “there are only four kinds of people in this world—those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who need caregivers.” …

Louisville welcomed into AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities!

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AARP Kentucky is pleased to welcome the City of Louisville into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The city is the 120th to join the national network and the fourth in Kentucky with Berea, Bowling Green and Lexington. Affiliated with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities®, the network helps participating communities become great places for people of all ages by adopting features such as safe, walkable streets; better housing and transportation options; access to …

Tune into a webinar on National Preparedness Month!

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The Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a Center of the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships and FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to a webinar on Thursday, September 8 from 2-3 PM ET. The webinar will provide you with information on disaster preparedness resources to help you have successful National Preparedness Month.  You’ll also hear talks about the FEMA Non-Profit Security Grant and Building Resilience with Diverse Communities. How to Join …

AARP Kentucky Seeks State President

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Are you or someone you know a passionate, strategic thinker with the ability to motivate and inspire others? Do you like to have fun while doing it? If so, now is the time to apply! AARP Kentucky is accepting applications for State President, AARP’s top volunteer position at the state level. A visionary leader is needed to help shape our outreach and advocacy efforts in Kentucky. Be a Leader:  Lead AARP volunteers in Kentucky Represent the concerns of more than 450,000 AARP members Play …