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 sponsored World Elder Abuse Day Conference held in Prestonsburg, KY

Posted on 06/16/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect Hurt at any Age Every year some 2.1 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Researchers believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as five cases go unreported. Elder abuse is often a silent crime. Most of us never see it because most victims are abused behind closed doors by their own family members. And, too often, people who …

Statement by AARP Kentucky State Director on Attorney General Jack Conway’s Acceptance of the Invitation to Participate in a Gubernatorial Debate

Posted on 06/8/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

The following is a statement by AARP Kentucky State Director Ron Bridges on Attorney General Jack Conway’s acceptance of the invitation to participate in a gubernatorial debate with Matt Bevin on Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 p.m. at Centre College. “We are pleased that candidates, Democratic Party candidate Jack Conway and Republican Party candidate Matt Bevin have accepted the invitation to participate in our October 6th gubernatorial debate in partnership with Centre College and WAVE 3 News.  This will be …

AARP wants to hear from you!

Posted on 06/2/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

AARP Policy Council seeks your input. Ever wonder how AARP develops their policies?  Every year we ask for input on our policies from members, volunteers and staff.  Don’t miss your chance to have your voice heard! Tell us what you think about AARP’s policy positions during our annual policy solicitation, which runs through Monday, August 31st.  The National Policy Council will take your suggestions into account as they make recommendations to the Board of Directors to update existing AARP policies.  Be sure …

Centre College, AARP and WAVE 3 News invite Kentucky gubernatorial candidates to debate

Posted on 05/20/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

With the result of Republican gubernatorial primary election still in flux, AARP Kentucky, alongside Center College and WAVE3, has extended invitations to Attorney General Jack Conway and his two potential Republican opponents, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin and Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer, to participate in a gubernatorial debate on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Matt Bevin has accepted. The hour-long event would be broadcast live across the Commonwealth on both television and radio stations by media partner WAVE 3 News. Scott Reynolds, …

Friday after 5 takes over Owensboro

Posted on 05/20/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Join AARP at Friday After 5, a summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday on the Owensboro, Kentucky riverfront.  Friday After 5 is happening this June and continues through September 4th.  It takes place from 5pm until 10pm each Friday. The festival draws more than 50,000 visitors from the tri-state area every Friday After 5. Friday After 5 was named one of the “Top Ten Summer Festivals” in Kentucky and just won the prestigious Reader’s Choice Platinum Award for “Best Community Event” this year.  The festival includes live …

Join us for AARP Nights with the Louisville Bats

Posted on 04/23/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Join AARP staff, volunteers and other members on Monday, April 27 and May 18, 2015 at 6:35 p.m. or Monday, June 15, 2015at 7:05 p.m. at Louisville Slugger Field for AARP Nights with the Louisville Bats Baseball Team. AARP members can purchase discounted tickets. Tickets are $5 each for AARP members and 3 of their guests when showing your AARP Membership Card at the Louisville Slugger Field Ticket Window. Premium Field Reserved Tickets are available for $9 each. Bring your …