Free Public Lecture in Juneau on October 3

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-15T19:38:52+00:00">September 15, 2017</time> by AARP Alaska

If you live in Juneau, you are invited to a free public lecture “Finding a Better Path to the End of Life” by Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter on Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. Centennial Hall. In today’s medical culture, the dying are often put on what Dr. Zitter calls the “End-of-Life Conveyor Belt.” They are intubated, catheterized, and die attached to machines, frequently without even knowing they are dying. In her work, Zitter builds bridges between patients and the …

AARP Survey Suggests Engaging in Brain-Stimulating Activities May Help Improve Brain Health

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-10T13:12:56+00:00">August 10, 2017</time> by AARP Alaska

    Staying Sharp by AARP provides holistic approach and tools to help keep the brain active  August 10, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC—According to AARP’s recently released survey of more than 1,100 Americans over age 40, those who participate in cognitively stimulating activities (CSAs) self-report higher cognitive functioning, health, and well-being than those who don’t participate in CSAs. CSAs examined in the survey include musical and creative activities, educational activities, physical exercise, socializing, and playing games and puzzles. Adults over age …

The Senate Health Reform Bill Slashes Medicaid in Alaska: State Could Face Cuts Up to $13 Billion

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-07-14T19:43:12+00:00">July 14, 2017</time> by AARP Alaska

by Susan Reinhard, Jean Accius, Lynda Flowers and Ari Houser AARP Public Policy Institute July 13, 2017 The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) now under consideration in the Senate would drastically alter Alaska’s Medicaid program. The proposed Senate bill would change the way the federal government currently funds Medicaid by limiting federal funding and shifting cost over time to both states and Medicaid enrollees. The BCRA would subject older adults, adults with disabilities, Medicaid expansion adults, and non-disabled children under age …

2017 AARP Alaska Health Care Survey: Little Support for the Proposed Health Care Bill

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-06-23T17:39:27+00:00">June 23, 2017</time> by AARP Alaska

June 23, 2017 2017 AARP Alaska Health Care Survey: Little Support for the Proposed Health Care Bill In a survey released in June 2017,  just one-third of likely voters in Alaska (33%) support the American Health Care Act, which recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is currently being debated in the Senate. A sizeable number of likely voters (15%) say they do not know whether they support or oppose the bill. A majority of likely voters also oppose …

Presidential Candidates and Moderators Leave Voters Guessing on Social Security

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2016-10-10T15:45:03+00:00">October 10, 2016</time> by AARP Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2016 CONTACT: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARPMedia Statement by AARP’s John Hishta on Presidential Debate: Presidential Candidates and Moderators Leave Voters Guessing on Social Security WASHINGTON, DC — “Opinions on who won Sunday night’s Presidential debate will vary but who lost is clear: the millions of American voters who want to understand how the candidates would keep Social Security strong for future generations,” AARP Senior Vice President, Campaigns, John Hishta said. “The debate was …

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE PROGRAM

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2016-09-28T19:15:35+00:00">September 28, 2016</time> by AARP Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           September 28, 2016   CONTACT: Ann Secrest asecrest@aarp.org 907-762-3302 or 907-230-6072   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE PROGRAM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service ANCHORAGE, AK – AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older, …

AARP Volunteers from every state — including Alaska — head to Capitol Hill to Push Robust Agenda on Family Caregiving, Social Security

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2016-06-08T18:18:46+00:00">June 8, 2016</time> by AARP Alaska

June 8, 2016 Today, volunteers and staff from every state, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have come to Washington to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of Family Caregivingand Social Security. While meeting with members of Congress, these volunteers and staff will carry crucial asks: AARP advocateswill ask members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, …

End of Session Advocacy Report – 29th Legislature

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2016-05-23T18:17:03+00:00">May 23, 2016</time> by AARP Alaska

Alaska End of Session Wrap-Up 2016 by Ken Helander, Advocacy Director, AARP Alaska Since legislators did not come to agreement on the state’s budget, which they must pass according to the state constitution, as well as some other major items left hanging, the governor called a special session to begin immediately. Nevertheless, it has, to this point, been a consequential and somewhat productive session. While the overriding theme for legislators was the severe loss of state revenue due to low …

Off to a great start at the Anchorage Golf Course: AARP member discount available!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-05-20T15:56:17+00:00">May 20, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-05-24T13:26:09+00:00">May 24, 2016</time> by AARP Alaska

AARP members are invited to join the AARP Tuesday 9-Hole Golf League at the Anchorage Golf Course. Rates: $20 Greens Fee Optional $10 Golf Cart (per person) Prizes will be paid out in the form of gift certificates. Additional 9 holes available most days for $8 Green Fee, $5 Cart Fee. If you wish to play 18, please pay at time of check-in. Registration: To participate after the first week you must sign up a minimum of 24 hours in …

Americans Want Policymakers to Address Prescription Drug Prices

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2016-04-19T14:04:46+00:00">April 19, 2016</time> by AARP Alaska

New AARP survey finds most consumers age 50-plus believe prescription medications are too expensive Washington, DC – The vast majority (81%) of adults age 50-plus say prescription drug prices are too high and nearly 9 in 10 (87%) want politicians to support efforts to make them more affordable, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute consumer survey. “This survey confirms what we expected: People want more affordable prescription drugs,” said AARP Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond. “The …