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Get Your CARE Act Card!

Posted on 06/9/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

If you haven’t heard by now (where have you been?!), the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act, or CARE Act is the law of the land in Indiana!  The bill takes effect January 1, 2016.  Before then though, be sure to get one of our wallet-size CARE Act informational cards for reference so you know the benefits afforded to you and your loved ones under the bill. The CARE Act improves coordination and communication between family caregivers, their loved ones / …

AARP Smart Driver Courses Available in Your Area!

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

In 1979, AARP founded “55 Alive” to help keep older drivers independent, safe and confident while on the road. While its mission hasn’t changed since then, many other things have, including the program name. Today, AARP Driver Safety continues to meet the needs of older drivers through educational programs led by more than 4,000 volunteers and a myriad of resources. But they aren’t the same programs and resources that were available nearly 35 years ago. AARP Driver Safety has continued to evolve …

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 …

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 …

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 …