AARP Kentucky

Ashley Schmidt


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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Looking to start your own business? Don’t know where do begin?

Posted on 02/11/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

We can help! Many Boomers are using their decades of experience and business connections to become their own bosses. These “encore entrepreneurs” rely on a lifetime of knowledge as they start their businesses. And their numbers are growing. Millions of experienced workers over the age of 50 are now self-employed. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP are teaming up to host an event in Louisville targeting individuals over the age of 50 who want to start or grow …

AARP Kentucky offers Discounted Driver Safety Course in Celebration of Black History Month

Posted on 02/2/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

This February, AARP Driver Safety is celebrating Black History Month by inviting AARP members and nonmembers to take its online course for 30% off. Courses cover an array of useful material such as learning how to monitor your own and your loved ones’ driving capabilities, how to minimize the dangers of blind spots, how traffic laws have changed, and how medication can alter your reaction time. “Not only does the program train students to develop better driving habits, but it …

Tax season is here. We can help!

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

With the chaos of tax season in full swing, AARP’s Tax-Aide services can provide guidance for your tax woes. Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service. Tax Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service.  It provides assistance to AARP members who are low- and middle-income taxpayers with special attention to those ages 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this …

Live in Bowling Green? Learn How to Plan for a Successful Retirement

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Planning for a successful retirement will take more than just Social Security. And while Social Security is important, there are other options to ensure a smooth transition. Please join our experts in academia, the finance industry and AARP at a Solutions Forum on Thursday, November 13th for a discussion on how to effectively prepare for a financially secure retirement in a time when pensions are fading and social security is at risk. Registration is required as breakfast will be served. …

Louisville Volunteer, Charity Win Big

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

George Higgins – who has spent years helping low-income seniors in Louisville – is the 2014 winner of the AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service. And Project Warm, a non-profit where Higgins spends much of his time and energy, is a big winner too – earning a $2,500 check from AARP Kentucky. AARP Kentucky honored George Higgins today during a breakfast at Project Warm.  The Andrus Award – named after AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus – is given to …

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 …