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 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 …

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. …