AARP Tennessee

Tara Shaver


Tara is the Associate State Director for Community Outreach.

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Savvy Shopping: Meet Eve

Posted on 11/9/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

October 28, 2014 My grandmother would have been PROUD of me; “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned”, she taught.  In my childish perception of her wisdom, I would envision tucking any chance money earned into a mason jar hidden in my room – a jar of money stored away in lieu of the newest toy or fancy I longed for at the time.  That old saying seemed like such a punishment, rather than the means to an end.  I …

CONSUMER CORNER: Travel Scams- Alan Marx

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

TRAVEL TIPS, AND I GET SCAMMED You have to pay when you travel, but scams travel for free. What works for a con artist in one part of the world can easily jump borders and reappear any place else in a matter of minutes. Today’s blog will focus on travel scams. My reason for choosing this topic is that I fell for one of these cons recently. I am writing with the hope that if you know what could be …


Posted on 10/20/2014 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   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  – 11/13 Volunteer Leadership Summit, Nashville (invitation only) 11/15 Shredding event at Walgreens in Crossville, …

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

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 …