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

Posted on 07/28/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

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 | AARP Blog Author | Comments

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 | AARP Blog Author | Comments

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 | AARP Blog Author | Comments

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 | AARP Blog Author | Comments

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 | AARP Blog Author | Comments

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, …