AARP Kentucky

Ashley Schmidt


Ashley Schmidt joined the AARP Kentucky team as Director of Communications in the spring of 2014. Prior to coming to Kentucky, she worked for AARP Texas. 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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AARP honors local family caregiver, JoAnn from Hebron

Posted on 11/20/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

“I was stressed and worn out. I could not work and take care of him so I eventually took an early retirement. It was the only way I felt I could survive,” said JoAnn. Since the 1990s, JoAnn, age 66, cared for her husband, John, a former police officer, due to disability from injuries, heart disease, and lung and colon cancer. As his health declined, John depended solely on JoAnn for constant, complex care. John died in 2014; JoAnn now …

AARP Kentucky recognizes Steve Polston with most prestigious volunteer award; Lynn Hammack & Suzanne Reasbeck, runners up

Posted on 11/15/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Steve Polston – who has spent years helping the homeless in Lexington – is the 2015 winner of the AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service. And the New Life Day Center, a non-profit facility founded by Polston, is a big winner too – earning a $2,000 check from AARP Kentucky. The Andrus Award – named after AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus – is given annually to an outstanding older Kentuckian who is making a powerful difference in his/her community …

AARP Kentucky Says “Thank You” to Veterans Organizations

Posted on 11/11/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Today our nation honors the men and women who have fought to keep our nation safe and protect our freedom.  Kentucky is home to more than 330,000 military veterans, and 140,000 of those are over the age of 65+.  Their commitment to duty and nation demonstrate the strength and character of our Kentucky veterans and highlights the debt of gratitude we owe to those who have given us so much. To honor Veteran’s Day and to show our appreciation to our …

If You Don’t Think “Cool Music” In Louisville When You Think AARP, Then You Don’t Know ‘aarp’

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

Thanks for Caring! During this Thanksgiving season and National Caregiver’s Month, AARP Kentucky and Who’s Who Louisville want to thank all caregivers with a fun, free meet and greet to unwind before the holiday season. The event will be held Thursday, November 19th at Brendon’s Catch 23, 505 S 4th Street, Louisville 40202 (Located in the former landmark Stewart’s Dry Goods Building) You’re invited to stop by any time from 5:30 – 8:30 for complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and live music by SHERYL ROUSE. You’ll also …

Experience what AARP KY has to offer first-hand!

Posted on 10/12/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

AARP Kentucky is kicking into high gear this October. Come join us! We’re hosting a variety of fun and educational events throughout the month, such as Tech Night to learn all that your tablet or mobile phone has to offer, a Prepare to Care class to provide tips and resources to make your caregiving experience easier and a Life Reimagined checkup to help find your best life! 10/20/15 — Tech Night, 6:30 – 7:30pm, refreshments served, AARP State Office, 10401 Linn …

AARP Kentucky’s Gubernatorial Video Voter Guide Is Live!

Posted on 09/23/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Watch it here! AARP has produced a non-partisan gubernatorial video voter guide featuring the two candidates for governor of Kentucky –Matt Bevin (R) and Jack Conway (D) – answering key questions about family caregivers and Kentuckians’ retirement security. “Kentuckians want to know more about where the candidates stand on the pocketbook issues affecting their lives,” said AARP Kentucky State President Jim Kimbrough.  “We’re thankful to both candidates for thoughtfully sharing their insights with us.” The video comes as part of …