Eagle Scout David Ioffreda volunteers with AARP

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-10T17:08:07+00:00">November 10, 2017</time> by AARP Alabama

  AARP Alabama congratulates David Ioffreda for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. As part of his project work to earn this great achievement, David organized a group of fifteen teens to assist seniors in learning about technology through teaching Saturday classes. AARP Alabama supported David in developing the classes, where older adults learned about Facebook, safe internet surfing, and even more complex programs like Excel. Becoming an Eagle Scout is the highest achievement in Scouting and is a lifelong …

Veterans Day celebration at Via Center in Mobile

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-10T16:35:21+00:00">November 10, 2017</time> by AARP Alabama

On Friday, November 10, AARP provided lunch and gifts honoring over 100 veterans at Via Health Fitness and Enrichment Center in Mobile. The lunch included a special thank you address by Dorothy Dorton, AARP Alabama Associate State Director for Community Outreach. The Murphy High School JROTC Color Guard presented the colors. The event included a Quilt of Valor presentation to Navy veteran Bill Woolley and a big band singer performing patriotic songs. AARP also provided attendees with booklets and materials …

Dorothy Dorton of Mobile joins the AARP Alabama staff

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-05-26T13:16:38+00:00">May 26, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-05-26T13:17:56+00:00">May 26, 2017</time> by AARP Alabama

Mobile, AL – AARP Alabama, with its more than 430,000 members, announces the appointment of Dorothy Dorton, MS CTRS, to the position of Associate State Director for Community Outreach. Dorton, a Mobile native, will provide outreach and support for AARP programs and initiatives in Mobile and parts of lower Alabama, working with volunteers and maintaining AARP’s relationships with residents and community leaders in that part of the state. The appointment was announced Candi Williams, AARP Alabama State Director, who said: …

AARP Alabama accepting nominations for 2017 Andrus Award for Volunteerism

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-05-11T17:27:55+00:00">May 11, 2017</time> by AARP Alabama

Do you know a volunteer age 50 plus who is making, or has made, a significant difference in your community? Honor their dedication, commitment, and creativity with a nomination for the 2017 AARP Alabama Andrus Award for Community Service — AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that advance AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer …

New walking group to step out May 2 at Ida Belle Young Park in Montgomery

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-04-10T12:26:11+00:00">April 10, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-04-20T17:37:17+00:00">April 20, 2017</time> by AARP Alabama

Take some steps toward better health with the new walking group in Montgomery, sponsored by AARP. This group will walk each Tuesday and Thursday at Ida Belle Young Park, 5400 Vaughn Road, beginning May 2 at 7 a.m. Participants will receive pedometers, special t-shirts and other incentives. This unique 24 acre park is home to a sight-impaired playground, picnic shelter with restroom, tennis courts and a walking trail. The park is intersected by a stream which is bordered by natural plant …

Operation Stop Scams shred event in Montgomery on April 21

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-04-06T13:17:05+00:00">April 6, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-04-06T14:38:51+00:00">April 6, 2017</time> by AARP Alabama

As part of AARP’s Operation Stop Scams, AARP Alabama is teaming up with the Montgomery Clean City Commission, MAX Credit Union, and WSFA for a FREE public Shred-A-Thon on Friday, April 21 from 7 AM to 1 PM at Garrett Coliseum South Parking Lot. The shred even is free, but we are asking the public to consider bringing a non-perishable food donation to benefit the Montgomery Area Food Bank. Bring up to three bags or file boxes of unwanted personal …

AARP Alabama to co-sponsor Shred-A-Thon in Mobile

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-04-04T13:11:27+00:00">April 4, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-04-06T13:25:40+00:00">April 6, 2017</time> by AARP Alabama

AARP Alabama is teaming up with the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, WPMI Local 15, and the Mobile Bay Bears for a FREE public Shred-A-Thon on Saturday, April 22 from 9 AM to 1 PM at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile. Bring up to three bags or file boxes of documents to be shredded on-site by Shred-it. Fraud and identity theft is a multi-billion dollar crime in the U.S. One of the best ways to protect yourself is by shredding …

Medicare is a promise we need to keep

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-01-30T16:48:13+00:00">January 30, 2017</time> by AARP Alabama

At AARP, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. Thankfully, President Trump repeatedly said during his historic campaign that he would not allow changes to this popular program. “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare,” he told voters. “You made a deal a long time ago. “ Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting on Congress …

Caregiver College coming to Mobile in January

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2016-12-12T16:21:25+00:00">December 12, 2016</time> by AARP Alabama

The Area Agency on Aging in Mobile is offering training and assistance to caregivers through their Caregiver College on Wednesday, January 18 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. This FREE class for caregivers will be held at the GM & O Building, 110 Beauregard St., Second Floor Training Room, Mobile, AL 36604. To register, call 251-433-6541 or 1-800-AGE-LINE, or e-mail Della Sanchez at dellasanchez@sarpc.org. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited, so please make your reservation soon. Among the topics …

Social Security: The economic impact on Alabama

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2016-10-25T11:07:25+00:00">October 25, 2016</time> by

For over a year, AARP has been asking the presidential candidates to #TakeAStand on preserving and protecting Social Security for the long-term. Presidential leadership is required on this issue, and we will continue to press for detailed answers. Without that leadership, future recipients could be looking at benefit cuts of up to 25%. Because this issue affects more than 1 million Alabamians, and our population is aging faster than the United States as a whole, it is particularly urgent for …