Dorothy Dorton of Mobile joins the AARP Alabama staff

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

AARP Alabama statement on Medicaid budget for 2017.

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AARP Alabama would like to thank the Alabama Legislature for the passage of legislation today that will ensure full funding for Medicaid in fiscal year 2017. Medicaid is critically important to some of our most vulnerable neighbors in Alabama, providing long-term nursing care and support services to our frail elders. Fully funding Medicaid for 2017 means that cost-effective programs like PACE and the Regional Care Organizations can continue to be implemented. These programs are expected to bend the cost curve for …

Arden Brannan Schell appointed to represent AARP on Governor Bentley’s Alabama Consumer Protection Task Force

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Contact: Jamie Harding Phone: 205-470-1265 JHarding@aarp.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2016 Arden Brannan Schell appointed to represent AARP on Governor Bentley’s Alabama Consumer Protection Task Force Fairhope resident to begin task force work immediately Fairhope, AL – AARP Alabama announced today that Arden Brannan Schell of Fairhope will represent AARP on Governor Robert Bentley’s recently formed Alabama Consumer Protection Task Force. The governor created the task force in June in an effort to examine and address predatory lending practices …