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Hoosiers Expect Candidates to Take A Stand on Social Security

Posted on 04/20/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmoreau/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Indiana |

By AARP Indiana State President Joe Everett Since we’ve been dubbed “the most important primary” by The New York Times, we expect the presidential candidates to treat us like such.  And, that entails telling us their plans to make Social Security financially sound for the long term. You can find all of that information and more at AARP’s Take A Stand website – 2016takeastand.org. I know a thing or two about Social Security because I spent the majority of my …

HERO Didn’t Happen During the 2016 IN General Assembly Session, But…

Posted on 03/17/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmoreau/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Indiana |

That doesn’t mean this short session wasn’t an eventful one!   And, it certainly didn’t mean our work ended once the Hoosier Employee Retirement Options bill, or HERO, did not receive the legislative action it deserved. Here are some highlights of the recently-concluded session that touch upon our continued work on health and financial security issues: Passage of a bill that expands access to telemedicine services.  We testified in support of House Bill 1263 because AARP believes that telemedicine holds the promise of …

Mass Transit Needed to Make Indy a Livable Community

Posted on 03/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmoreau/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Indiana |

By AARP Indiana Interim State Director Sarah Waddle Indianapolis is, in our humble opinion, a great city with so much to offer.  But, what it lacks is a means by which to get to those offerings if you don’t have a car, can’t drive anymore or simply want to take an alternative form of transportation.  In short, Indianapolis just isn’t a livable community quite yet.  It can be though, and one key way to achieve that status is having viable …

AARP Indiana Announces List of 2015 Capitol Caregiver Recipients

Posted on 01/27/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmoreau/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Indiana |

To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Indiana, AARP has named State Senators Ed Charbonneau, Patricia Miller, Vaneta Becker and Mark Stoops, State Representatives Dennis Zent, Ed Clere, Karlee Macer and Charlie Brown and Governor Mike Pence as 2015 “Capitol Caregivers.”   These elected officials – a bipartisan group of state and governors from across the country – have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for their older loved ones to live independently at …

Disappointed that HERO wasn’t heard

Posted on 01/22/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmoreau/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Indiana |

By: AARP Indiana Interim State Director Sarah Waddle How can you reject a bill that’s referred to a HERO, right?!  If the name of the bill – HERO stands for Hoosier Employee Retirement Options – wasn’t enough to convince Indiana legislators of its merits, the policy should have.  This bill, House Bill 1349 authored by Rep. Sean Eberhart, would have expanded access to private retirement savings options for so many of our hard-working Hoosier friends.  We are experiencing a retirement …

Support Hard-Working Hoosiers, Support HERO

Posted on 01/12/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmoreau/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Indiana |

By: AARP Indiana State President Joe Everett  If you don’t think “financial security,” when you think AARP, then you don’t know ‘aarp.’  And, if you think I’m only talking about financial security for retirees, then you really don’t know AARP.  I’m talking about financial security and peace of mind for hard-working Hoosiers across the age spectrum.  I’m talking about how we can help boost private retirement savings among Hoosiers and address our current retirement savings crisis.  I’m talking about passing …

AARP Backs Hoosier Employee Retirement Options Bill

Posted on 01/7/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmoreau/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Indiana |

HERO offers hard-working Hoosiers needed retirement savings options To address Indiana’s retirement savings crisis and enhance access to private retirement savings options, AARP Indiana is backing the Hoosier Employee Retirement Options bill, or HERO, authored by Representative Sean Eberhart (R-57). “Social Security has become the main source of retirement income for many Hoosiers,” said interim AARP Indiana State Director Sarah Waddle.  “And, with an average monthly benefit of $1,300 that’s just not enough money to live on, let alone retire …

Les Pence of Sheridan Receives 2015 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/15/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmoreau/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Indiana |

Leslie “Les” Pence of Sheridan has been selected by AARP Indiana to receive the 2015 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service.  This award, which is named after AARP’s founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, is AARP’s most prestigious volunteer tribute that recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. Les was recently presented with the award at AARP Indiana’s annual volunteer summit. Since taking the helm of the AARP Driver Safety program …

The Case for Livable Communities

Posted on 10/2/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmoreau/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Indiana |

*The following article will run in the October / November edition of Indy Midtown Magazine. Crossing the street shouldn’t mean crossing your fingers.  Whether you’re a mom pushing a stroller and ushering young kids through an intersection, or an older Hoosier strolling back home with a bag of good books from the library, our neighborhoods should be navigable and safe for residents of all ages and abilities. Unfortunately, we all know that’s not necessarily always the case.  And, now we …

Get Your Indiana Caregiver Resource Guide!

Posted on 08/20/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/kmoreau/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Indiana |

During our Caregiver Connection events, we heard overwhelmingly from participants that, regardless of where they are in their caregiving journey, they are in need of more resources and information.  In particular, they are in need of state-specific information like contact information for the local Area Agency on Aging, the State Medicaid office, etc.  To that end, we’ve developed this Indiana Caregiver Resource Guide.  Click here to download, and print, the information.  Or, if you’d like for us to send you a …