AARP Tennessee

Tara Shaver


Tara is the Associate State Director for Community Outreach.

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Ready for Retirement: Tools to Achieve Peace of Mind

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

From our October 7 telephone town hall with volunteer Donna Dean, below are Ten Steps to help YOU Get Ready for Retirement as well as the other resources discussed on the call. 1. Define Your Retirement 2. Take Stock of Your “Assets” 3. Evaluate Your Health — Now 4. Determine When to Collect Social Security (Here’s a hint: Later Is Better!)- 5.  Network through Social Media and Other Methods 6. Decide How Much You Want (or Need) to Work- 7. Create a Retirement Budget- 8. Find …

Helping Hands: Current Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

    Did you know that we have more volunteers working with AARP in Tennessee than in any state except New York?  Wow, this truly is the Volunteer State! Members and friends are working with us statewide to make our communities more livable for people of all ages, provide resources for folks caring for loved ones and raise awareness about fraud and scams.  Below, you’ll find even more ways to help!   CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES   Congressional District Leaders We are looking for …


Posted on 09/20/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

  What we do might surprise you. We’re all about real possibilities. To find out more about the events or activities below, please visit our discounts page OR contact us at   OCTOBER 10/25 Tennessee Railways Fall Foliage Tour (discounted tickets available) Andrus Award recognition, TBD   NOVEMBER 11/11  AARP Tek Session, Nashville, 11 am – 1 pm (Register HERE) 11/11 AARP Fraud Watch Network Kick Off for Prospective Volunteers, Nashville, 1:30 pm – 4 pm (Register HERE) 11/11  …


Posted on 09/20/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

2014 Discounts – Brought to you by your AARP Tennessee State Office: Bays Mountain, Kingsport – FREE park admission all season!  AARP Day is June 5 and exhibits are FREE all day! McClung Museum, Knoxville – FREE museum admission AARP Day July 12 with free activities including a scavenger hunt and free parking Dollywood, Pigeon Forge – Deeply discounted tickets + AARP Day at Dollywood Sept 6 Discounted tickets for admission 9/1/14 – 9/15/14, $38 Adult, $33 Child. On 9/6/14 …

DOWNSIZING AND DECLUTTERING: Arrive Happy ~ by Amelia the Clutter Queen

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Arrive Happy! Amelia the Clutter Queen offers tips for downsizing and moving into your new space with a smile on your face!   Tip 1: Do a walk through Grab a piece of paper and walk through your home. Make a list of furniture you will take, the furniture you will sell, and the furniture you can donate. After you complete the list, take action:  Post an ad on Craigslist or your neighborhood Facebook page for items you would like to sell; recruit family/friends …

CONSUMER CORNER: How to Complain Effectively – By Alan Marx

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

    COMPLAINTS, COMPLAINTS, COMPLAINTS Today we will focus on the first type of complaint, typically to a company or an individual who has not met your expectations for a product or a service. The internet provides many resources that can assist you in stating your case, and those websites are easy to find. Just put the words “How to complain effectively” into your browser, and you will find more websites than you can use. Many of them deal with …