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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Join our livestream to learn how to avoid fraud

Posted on 04/16/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Protect your identity and avoid fraud by learning about what’s in the mind of con artist. Join AARP and the Department for Financial Institutions for a Livestream April 17th at 11:30 EST for a conversation about fraud, learn about the AARP Fraud Fighter Call Center and find out how to join us for a half-day workshop in Bowling Green. Listen Live!  Tele-town Hall – Hear Fraud Watch Experts Live  

Do You Have What it Takes to Sing the National Anthem?

Posted on 04/10/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

AARP Kentucky is holding an online singing competition to find a Kentuckian to sing the National Anthem during the June 15th Louisville Bats baseball game. Could it be you?  Simply upload a video of yourself singing the National Anthem in it’s entirety.  The contest starts Sunday, April 12th and ends on the 25th. Entries will be judged based on Voice; Projection; and Arrangement. The Grand Prize Winner will be selected to sing the National Anthem on June 15 at the Louisville …

AARP Kentucky Welcomes New Executive Council Member

Posted on 03/18/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

AARP Kentucky is pleased to welcome our newest Executive Council member, Nancy Del Grosso. Having just turned 50, Nancy turned to AARP because she wanted to advance positive social change geared toward her new age bracket. She is employed full time as First Vice President – Wealth Management Financial Planning Specialist Morgan Stanley Wealth Management LLC.  She has worked for Morgan Stanley for 21 years. Nancy has been named 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 “Top Wealth Manager” by Cincinnati …

Live in Lexington? Learn how to beat con artists at their own game

Posted on 03/5/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Con artists don’t care how hard you worked. Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money every year. Research shows that more than $20 billion was stolen from about 13 million victims in 2012, according the latest Javelin Strategy and Research reports on identity fraud. Older adults tend to be bilked out of about $3 billion every year. AARP is fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. It provides resources to help you …

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 …