AARP Kentucky

Scott Wegenast

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Scott Wegenast directs AARP Kentucky communications. He's a native of the Bluegrass state and works from the state office in Louisville.

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Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP Arrives in Louisville

Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP Arrives in Louisville

Posted on 04/16/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Tour Bus providing health tests, assessments, education and consulting services for FREE!  The “Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP” will provide free health tests at events near you throughout Louisville  from April 16-27, 2014.  Click here to download and print Louisville Tour Schedule. (PDF) Free health tests, valued at over $100, measure 10 key indicators that include total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, skeletal muscle, visceral fat, real body age and more. The tests are administered to adults age …

Volunteers Like Marjorie are Special

Volunteers Like Marjorie are Special

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

“Marjorie Towns has done it all, she’s a rock and we’ll miss her,” says AARP Kentucky Driver Safety State Coordinator Leon Morrow. And anyone who has worked with Towns of Glasgow, Kentucky knows he’s not exaggerating. Marjorie’s story is a wonderful example of the personal satisfaction volunteering can give to those who choose to give back to their communities. AARP Founder and first volunteer, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus’ vision in 1958 was to grow an “Army of useful citizens.” And …

Fraud Watch: Caught in a Scammer's Net?

Fraud Watch: Caught in a Scammer’s Net?

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Think you’re too smart to fall for an online scam? A new AARP survey aimed to find out why some people fall for internet fraud while others do not and the results are alarming. It turns out it’s not just what you do on the online, but your life experiences off-line that can make you an easy target for scammers. The study found 34 million internet users nationwide may be at an increased risk of being victimized online based on …

Does It Sound Too Good? New Report Released on Fraud

Does It Sound Too Good? New Report Released on Fraud

Posted on 03/9/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud 34 Million May Be at Higher Risk Based on Behavior and Life Experience A new national AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud. The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” a national survey of 11,000 adults, finds that 34 million Internet users may be at increased risk of being victimized based on this new …

Capitol Update: 2014 General Assembly Action

Capitol Update: 2014 General Assembly Action

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Now more than half way through Kentucky’s 2014 General Assembly, AARP Kentucky grassroots are fighting on priority issues being debated.  Listed below are updates on AARP Kentucky’s key issues. Your support is welcomed and needed to help inform lawmakers of what is important to you. Contacting your state lawmakers is an important part of the process in Frankfort.  AARP Kentucky urges you to make a call, send an email or write to your legislators in support of these issues. The General …

Senate Committee Moves Family Caregiving Study Forward

Senate Committee Moves Family Caregiving Study Forward

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

AARP is fighting to help seniors live independently and for the family caregivers who make it possible for them to stay in their homes. In any given year an estimated 735,000 Kentuckians are caregivers for a loved one. These family caregivers are the backbone of the state’s long term care system providing unpaid assistance to Kentucky’s elderly and vulnerable citizens. They provide an estimated 704 million hours of care at an estimated value of $7.1 billion. Following discussion and testimony by …