AARP Kentucky


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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New Home for Veterans Opens in Lexington

Posted on 07/3/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Kentucky |

Thurman-Abbott Home for Lady Veterans Ready to Serve Those Who’ve Served Us Kentucky’s first long-term transitional home for women veterans is now a reality for Lady Veterans Hands for Hope. In a state with 328,000 veterans, some 24,000 are women. As the number of women veterans doubles over the next three to five years, the new Thurman-Abbott Home for Lady Veterans in Lexington is an important step in bridging the gap for lady veterans. Reverend Jim Thurman of Shiloh Baptist …

Social Security Focus of AARP Live on RFD-TV

Posted on 11/19/2015 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Kentucky |

Does your candidate have a plan? Watch AARP Live and Join the Conversation! Presidential candidates want our votes for the highest office in the land, but where do they stand on one of America’s greatest promises—Social Security? Do they have a plan? Most candidates are talking about the future of Social Security, but who has a real plan? Today, one in six Americans receive Social Security – it’s a lifeline for millions of retirees, disabled workers, widows, widowers and children. On …

Beating Con Artists at Their Own Game – Watch AARP Live

Posted on 08/21/2014 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Kentucky |

AARP Live: Don’t Get Scammed!   Reports show that a majority of American consumers scammed, some 47 percent, are over age 50. Estimates show that victims age 55 and older lose $3 billion dollars annually, but the true amounts are many times higher, because most of these crimes go unreported out of embarrassment. Con artists work overtime finding weak spots in consumers’ defenses. Beating the con artists from stealing your personal information can be done if you learn how to spot these …

Voter’s Guide Cuts Campaign Clutter in State Senate Race

Posted on 08/1/2014 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Kentucky |

Senator McConnell and Secretary Grimes Focus of New Voters’ Guide on Kentuckians’ Financial Security Kentucky  Voters at 134th Fancy Farm Picnic first in state to receive 2014 Voters’ Guide delivering an “in their own words” look at how the candidates compare on Health and Financial Security issues. AARP Kentucky is taking its 2014 Kentucky Senate Voter’s Guide on the campaign trail to Kentuckians at the “unofficial kick-off” for political campaigns at 134th Fancy Farm Picnic. The guide focuses on where …

Fight Fraud: Shred Instead

Posted on 07/23/2014 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Kentucky |

How far would you go to protect your hard earned good credit and family finances? If you live in Northern Kentucky, help is just across the river in Cincinnati. Protect your identity and avoid fraud by shredding personal documents and recycling electronic devices. Join AARP for a free shredding and e-waste destruction day at Dillonvale Shopping Center. Fight Fraud: Shred and Recycle Instead Free Event Saturday, July 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dillionvale Shopping Center at 3900 E. …

Senate Candidates Offered Historic Debate Opportunity at Centre College

Posted on 07/17/2014 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Kentucky |

AARP joins Centre College and WAVE3 News  in proposing Kentucky Senate Debate, offers  historic opportunity to discuss financial security issues for Kentuckians. In Danville, AARP Kentucky, Centre College and WAVE3 News unveiled Kentucky’s first Senatorial Debate proposal offering statewide media coverage. Senator Mitch McConnell and Secretary of State Alison Lundergran Grimes have received countless offers to debate, but none offering Kentuckians the same opportunity to hear the candidates in their own words. Centre College has hosted two Vice Presidential debates …

Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP Arrives in Louisville

Posted on 04/16/2014 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Kentucky |

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

Posted on 03/18/2014 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Kentucky |

“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?

Posted on 03/18/2014 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Kentucky |

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

Posted on 03/9/2014 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Kentucky |

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 …