AARP Kentucky

Ashley Schmidt

Biography:

Ashley Schmidt joined the AARP Texas team as a Senior Program Specialist in the summer of 2006. Ashley holds a master’s and a doctorate in sociology from Florida State University. Ashley works in the communications department, managing the Texas state Bulletin page, working with members of the press and placing ads as well as producing press releases, op-eds, letters to the editor and more.

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10 Tips to Protect Kentuckians from ID theft

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

There are 10 things Kentuckians and all Americans do put them at increased risk for identity theft according to a new AARP Fraud Watch Network study and series of interviews with an accomplished identity thief. The AARP Fraud Watch Network survey of 2,250 Americans ages 18+ shows common mistakes people make that put them at risk for having their identity stolen or their financial accounts compromised. After hours of video interviews with a convicted ID thief for the October/November AARP …

Financial Freedom Workshop Gives Folks in Bowling Green Peace of Mind as They Approach Retirement

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

For many Kentuckians, the promise of longer life expectancy is severely undermined by the prospect and fear of financial insecurity in their retirement years. Even as AARP works to protect and strengthen Social Security, we recognize that another key aspect of financial security—pensions/ private savings—is wobbly, to say the least.  Pensions are now the exception and only about half of all workers have a means of saving at the job AARP wants to help adults in Bowling Green be savvy …

Live in Lexington? AARP invites you to a free screening.

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Join AARP for a FREE Screening of Cyber-Seniors. This humorous and heartwarming documentary follows the journey of a group of older adults as they discover the world of the Internet with the help of their tech-savvy youth mentors. The film offers a look at the obstacles and their many accomplishments when crossing the digital divide.  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Kentucky Theatre 214 E. Main Street Lexington, KY 40507 Free on street parking and discounted parking in Helix …

Tax-Aide program seeks volunteers

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 46th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “Tax season can be a confusing and challenging time for many Kentuckians,” said AARP State …

These streets weren’t made for walking…

Posted on 08/26/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Second only to driving, walking is one of the most popular means of getting from point A to point B in the US.  It’s easy, cheap and has the added benefit of boosting your mood and increasing your health and longevity.  All you need is a pair of sneakers and you’re ready to go! Or are you? Just how walkable is your neighborhood? I’d be willing to wager not very.  While Kentucky communities tend to be car and truck friendly, …

AARP joins Centre College and WAVE3 News in cancelling efforts for U.S. Senate debate

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Given lack of agreement between the candidates,AARP Kentucky is disappointed that its offer to jointly host a U.S. Senate Debate with Centre College and WAVE3 News will not proceed as planned on September 3, 2014. “Our goal throughout these past several months was simple and straight forward: An unfiltered debate about Kentuckians and for Kentuckians,” stated AARP Kentucky State President Jim Kimbrough. The partnership between AARP, Centre College and WAVE3 News offered the fullest range of experience needed for a …