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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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 …

Financial Freedom Workshop Gives Folks in Bowling Green Peace of Mind as They Approach Retirement

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

For many Kentuckians, the promise of longer life expectancy is severely undermined by the prospect and fear of financial insecurity in their retirement years. Even as AARP works to protect and strengthen Social Security, we recognize that another key aspect of financial security—pensions/ private savings—is wobbly, to say the least.  Pensions are now the exception and only about half of all workers have a means of saving at the job AARP wants to help adults in Bowling Green be savvy …

Live in Lexington? AARP invites you to a free screening.

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Join AARP for a FREE Screening of Cyber-Seniors. This humorous and heartwarming documentary follows the journey of a group of older adults as they discover the world of the Internet with the help of their tech-savvy youth mentors. The film offers a look at the obstacles and their many accomplishments when crossing the digital divide.  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Kentucky Theatre 214 E. Main Street Lexington, KY 40507 Free on street parking and discounted parking in Helix …

Tax-Aide program seeks volunteers

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 46th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “Tax season can be a confusing and challenging time for many Kentuckians,” said AARP State …