Join us for Caring for the Caregiver August 12th

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Do you know more about your loved ones medication than they do?  You might be a family caregiver? Join our Caring for the Caregiver event, where you can… Connect with others in situations similar to yours, Learn how to develop a caregiving plan and about resources available in our community, and Receive a free massage or a yoga lesson. This event is designed to be educational as well as relaxing!  Attendees will be able to move freely throughout the event …

Kentuckian named 2017 AARP Driver Safety Volunteer of the Year

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Congratulations, Nancy Lindsay of Danville! AARP Driver Safety depends in large part on thousands of volunteers nationwide who contribute their time, knowledge and expertise. Recognizing their passion, dedication and commitment to AARP Driver Safety is an integral part of the program. The prestigious Michael Seaton Volunteer of the Year Award is the highest award within the program, and annually recognizes Driver Safety’s most outstanding volunteer. The Volunteer of the Year Awards Program begins at the local level with the Volunteer …

AARP Kentucky announces Real Possibilities Faith Award Nominees

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AARP Kentucky hosted a month-long nomination period to find a Real Possibilities Faith Award winner. The purpose of the award is to honor long-serving members of Louisville’s faith community who are often the unsung heroes. Faith groups across Louisville were encouraged to nominate deserving members from their faith families. Nominees were judged on the impact their work had on members of their faith community, how the work supported their faith group’s mission, and how it improved the lives of the …

Request a free speaker for your group

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Schedule an AARP presentation Does your community group need a speaker? AARP volunteers can deliver presentations on a variety of topics to groups of 25 or more almost anywhere in Kentucky. We can tailor the length of the talk to fit the group’s needs. Topics include: Fraud (20-45 mins.) – AARP helps attendees protect themselves and their loved ones by looking at fraud trends and behavior; The Con Artist’s Play Book; prevention techniques and resources. Caregiving (20-45 mins.) – AARP …

AARP Kentucky recognizes Steve Polston with most prestigious volunteer award; Lynn Hammack & Suzanne Reasbeck, runners up

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Steve Polston – who has spent years helping the homeless in Lexington – is the 2015 winner of the AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service. And the New Life Day Center, a non-profit facility founded by Polston, is a big winner too – earning a $2,000 check from AARP Kentucky. The Andrus Award – named after AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus – is given annually to an outstanding older Kentuckian who is making a powerful difference in his/her community …

Use technology confidently. The AARP TEK Academy has launched!

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AARP TEK began with hands-on workshops in select cities across the country to help the 50-plus audience embrace mobile technology to live their best lives. To increase impact, they recently launched AARP TEK Academy, a free, easy-to-use online learning site at www.aarptek.org AARP TEK Academy is for anyone who wants to get the most out of their mobile devices, stay safe online and pursue online learning on an array of interests such as professional development, healthy living, online money management, …

Social Security Turns 80, Loved by Americans of All Ages

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Remains Key to Retirement, Living Independently, Important for Future Generations, According to AARP Survey AARP released results of a survey this week as we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According to the national survey of adults, Social Security remains a core part of retirement security, and remains popular across generations and political ideologies. …

Kentucky Consumers Put Convenience Ahead of Safety on Laptops and Mobile Devices

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 AARP Launches “Watch Your Wi-Fi” Campaign to Increase Awareness of Risks on Free Public Wi-Fi A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, while tens-of-thousands admit to engaging in activity that could put them squarely in the sights of hackers looking to steal their personal information. An AARP Fraud Watch Network report, “Convenience versus Security,” shows that …

AARP backs Labor Department proposal that boosts chance of secure retirement

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Measure Would Protect Retirement Investors and Savers from Conflicts of Interest The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule to protect 401(k) and IRA investors against conflicts of interest in the financial services industry would better ensure that American families have adequate income in retirement, according to comments filed with the agency yesterday by AARP. The rule, proposed in April, would require financial advisers to provide advice in their clients’ best interest, rather than meeting an inadequate standard currently applicable to some …

Kentucky Family Caregivers Provide $7 Billion in Unpaid Care According to AARP Study

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New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers. Family caregivers in Kentucky provided 603 million hours of care—worth an estimated $7 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual sales …