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OUTSMART THE SCAMMERS: Beware of calls about your credit, debit cards

Posted on 07/28/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmiller/" title="Posts by Karin Miller" rel="author">Karin Miller</a> | AARP Blog Author |

AARP volunteer Fred Fields pens the latest installment of AARP Tennessee’s blog series: “Outsmart the Scammers:” It just keeps going…another day another scam!  My sister-in-law recently got a phone call … maybe a robocall.  That’s one of those calls that sounds like a recording and goes on without interruption. “This is Merrill-Lynch.  We’re call to let you know that a “hold” has been placed on your debit card….For more information on the reason for this action dial 1 now.” Fortunately, my sister-in-law, Genie, …

CARE FOR CAREGIVERS: Peter Rosenberger Explains ‘Delta Doctrine’ of Caregiving

Posted on 07/27/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmiller/" title="Posts by Karin Miller" rel="author">Karin Miller</a> | AARP Blog Author |

By Peter Rosenberger, a caregiver for nearly three decades, author and radio talk show host. Peter has just joined the AARP generation and ranks, turning 50 in late July, and his birthday gift to us is starting a monthly blog for AARP Tennessee on “Care for Caregivers.”    The Delta Doctrine While flying Delta Airlines to Atlanta one day, I discovered that flight attendants state the best advice for caregivers – all day long. “In the unlikely event of the loss …

Health Care in Tennessee: AARP & WTVF’s Newschannel5+ Team to Give You Answers

Posted on 07/21/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmiller/" title="Posts by Karin Miller" rel="author">Karin Miller</a> | AARP Blog Author |

Do you have questions about what’s happening with health care in our state?  Are you wondering how Gov. Bill Haslam’s efforts to expand coverage for hard-working families and retool our system would impact you and YOUR family? AARP Tennessee has teamed up with WTVF’s Newschannel5+ on a series of TV shows to answer your questions and keep you up to date on the latest developments.    On special editions of MorningLine and OpenLine every month, panelists representing Tennessee business, hospitals, consumers and more …

Join AARP, Walgreens in Helping Hungry Tennesseans during 9/11 Days of Service and Get a Gift!

Posted on 07/16/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmiller/" title="Posts by Karin Miller" rel="author">Karin Miller</a> | AARP Blog Author |

By Cleo Owens Did you know that one of the fastest-growing groups of hungry Americans is over age 65? In my hometown of Memphis, the Mid-South Food Bank feeds nearly 19,000 older people – and that number is expected explode over the next few years to a total of 50,000. And the numbers are just as bad in the rest of our state. Tennessee ranks 5th in the nation in senior hunger. But it’s not just a problem for older …

OUTSMART THE SCAMMERS: Beware of Craigslist vacation rental scams: guest post

Posted on 07/10/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmiller/" title="Posts by Karin Miller" rel="author">Karin Miller</a> | AARP Blog Author |

Jason Koertge of Panama City Beach Luxury Properties pens the latest installment of AARP Tennessee’s blog series “Outsmart the Scammers.” One of our properties is being used in a Craigslist listing to scam thousands of dollars from unsuspecting guests looking for a vacation rental property in Panama City Beach, Florida. We have managed this property for the owner since March of this year, and since April it has been booked solid through October. The scammer continues to put it up …

Social Security keeps 361,000 Tennesseans out of poverty

Posted on 07/5/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmiller/" title="Posts by Karin Miller" rel="author">Karin Miller</a> | AARP Blog Author |

Did you know that Social Security is America’s single most important anti-poverty tool? According to a study from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 21,400,000 Americans are lifted out of poverty because of Social Security, including more than 1.1 million children under the age of 18 and another 5.8 million adults ages 18-64. Social Security doesn’t just protect you in retirement; for families in which a parent becomes disabled or dies, the program can ensure financial stability. Of course, …

OUTSMART THE SCAMMERS: The FTC is Fighting for Us!

Posted on 06/24/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmiller/" title="Posts by Karin Miller" rel="author">Karin Miller</a> | AARP Blog Author |

Alan Marx pens the latest installment of AARP Tennessee’s blog series “Outsmart the Scammers:” The Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the federal agency with the broadest authority to protect the public from consumer fraud.  It conducts investigations and brings civil lawsuits against companies and individuals who engage in unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices.  The FTC also educates consumers and businesses about their rights and responsibilities.  It maintains a Consumer Sentinel Network which tracks the …

TRANSCRIPT: AARP TN Caregiving Facebook Chat With Amy Goyer

Posted on 06/18/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmiller/" title="Posts by Karin Miller" rel="author">Karin Miller</a> | AARP Blog Author |

1:00 AARP Tennessee: Welcome to our Calling All Caregivers: A Facebook Chat for Tennessee Family Caregivers In Tennessee, some 1.65 million people are managing medications, meals and more for family members and loved ones. We know how tough that is — and that many of you need help but don’t know where to turn. AARP wants to help connect you with information, resources and another — in a way that you can access YOUR time. We’re excited to host our …

Mountain States Health Alliance Named one of AARP’s Top 50 Employers for Workers Over Age 50

Posted on 06/17/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmiller/" title="Posts by Karin Miller" rel="author">Karin Miller</a> | AARP Blog Author |

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) has been recognized by AARP as one of the 50 best employers in the nation for workers over 50.  MSHA is the only company in Tennessee to receive the honor this year. “The last two years we’ve worked very hard to not only support our current team members in the 50-plus age demographic, but also to attract more of them through recruiting fairs that are geared toward a more mature workforce,” …

No Ties for Father’s Day! Give Your Caregiving Dad Some Help Instead, Says Peter Rosenberger

Posted on 06/12/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmiller/" title="Posts by Karin Miller" rel="author">Karin Miller</a> | AARP Blog Author |

What are you giving your dad for Father’s Day? Author, radio show host and caregiver Peter Rosenberger of Nashville says that you may want to substitute services for that tie if your father is caring for an elderly or disabled spouse, chronically ill loved one or child with special needs. Rosenberger, a caregiver for his wife for nearly 30 years, has five suggestions: 1. Respite Care Service Hire a respite care organization to come in on a regular basis to …