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AARP Applauds Enactment of the CARE Act

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Our top legislative priority during the recently-concluded Indiana General Assembly session has been signed into law by Governor Pence!  The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, House Bill 1265, improves coordination and communication between the state’s 1.34 million unpaid Hoosier family caregivers, their loved ones and hospitals. “Our family caregivers here in Indiana are truly the backbone of our long-term care system,” said AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle.  “We are so pleased that the CARE Act recognizes this, and the …

The IN Senate Should Pass the CARE Act!

Posted on 03/3/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

By AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle There’s no shortage of media coverage regarding the hot-button, divisive issues the Indiana General Assembly is tackling this session. But, I’d like to highlight a positive one – an issue that garnered overwhelming bipartisan support when it was recently voted on by the House of Representatives. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act – or, CARE Act – passed the House on Wednesday with near unanimous support. Why? Well, it’s good policy. This bill …

Joe Everett of Indianapolis Selected to Serve as Next AARP Indiana State President

Posted on 02/13/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Long-time AARP Indiana volunteer leader and Indianapolis resident Joe Everett has been selected as the organization’s next state president.  This is the top volunteer leadership position for AARP Indiana – a nonprofit, nonpartisan social change organization with nearly 820,000 members statewide that advocates on issues critical to Hoosiers 50-plus and their families. Joe has volunteered with AARP Indiana since 2007, upon the conclusion of his professional career as a public affairs specialist with the Social Security Administration.  His extensive knowledge …

Hard-Working Hoosiers Need More Retirement Savings Options

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

By AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle Paying for the necessities is a stretch for many Hoosiers.  You add in utilities and healthcare and you have the two items on which seniors spend a disproportionate share of their income.  That doesn’t leave much to put toward saving for the future.  In fact, 45 percent of working-age households nationwide have no retirement savings. Yet there’s a bright spot: when employers offer an opportunity to save for retirement seven out of ten …

Let’s Show Support for Our Hoosier Family Caregivers

Posted on 01/14/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

By AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle As we settle back into work after the holiday season, let’s be sure to remember and recognize those who didn’t have any time off – the more than 1.3 million Hoosier family caregivers. For most of them, caring for a loved one is a 24/7, taxing – and rewarding – job.  It’s a hard job, and these folks are stepping up to the plate to help their loved ones age at home, where …

Fighting for Hoosiers 50+ at the State House

Posted on 01/2/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

The countdown to the 2015 Indiana General Assembly session has begun! And, we’re ready.  We’re ready to be your ally in making sure the concerns of Hoosiers 50+ are heard – loud and clear – over at the Indiana State House.  This year, we’ll be focusing our efforts on two very important issues: crafting a proposal to boost financial security and providing added support for Hoosier family caregivers. More than 1.4 million Hoosier workers currently don’t have access to an …