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Tara Shaver


Tara is the Associate State Director for Community Outreach.

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LIFE REIMAGINED: Fostering can Expand Possibilities

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

  Age and experience can expand your possibilities …and possibilities aren’t limited to humans Life transitions often force us to reevaluate our lives and figure out our “what’s next.” An empty nest, divorce, the death of a spouse, the end of caregiving, phased or full-on retirement – any of these things can leave a void, and a yearning. For something. More. Different. New. In exploring our possibilities, the desire to give back often surfaces. There are many ways to help …

CONSUMER CORNER: Where DID your medicine come from? ~ By Alan Marx

Posted on 07/10/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

  Do you know where your medicine came from? …and do you want pasta with that? As we age most of us learn far more about medicine than we ever wanted to know. We also discover how expensive pharmaceuticals are. Unless you are very lucky, the cost of the medicines you need to stay healthy and alive is a significant part of your budget. Scammers know this, and they are active in this area trying to relieve you of your …

Wynonna Turns 50! #Boomers@50+

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

    Wynonna turned 50 on May 30 and to wish her a happy-happy, AARP installed chalk art drawings in downtown Nashville. A New York-based chalk artist rendered the drawings in person – one at the entrance to Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and the other in front of Bridgestone Arena (where the CMT Countdown is filmed). The drawings were completed a few days before Wynonna’s birthday and left in place for the CMA Music Festival.     AARP is sending happy …

Tennessee Vols Recognized

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

    RON SCHLAGHECK, Winchester, TN Ron Schlagheck (Lead AARP Congressional Advocacy volunteer) was recently awarded the 2014 Most Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Florida Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Some achievements contributing to this award included his role as NASA’s Director of the Hubble Space Telescope Orbital Deployment team and manager of the the International Space Station Low gravity Materials research program. Ron got his bachelor and masters degrees in engineering in the late sixties. His many …

Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market – Presented by AARP

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market presented by AARP Partnership brings programs, services, and discounts to middle Tennessee Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market presented by AARP is an interactive event happening the second Wednesday each month from June through December at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. This unique, indoor/outdoor experience offers shopping, dining, cooking demos, gardening workshops, fitness classes, and more. The AARP Real Possibilities stage will feature a variety of local personalities sharing practical tips on topics including AARP’s …

CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER: The Guilt of Unilateral Decisions by Peter Rosenberger

Posted on 05/11/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Sitting across the table from a man caring for his wife who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, I couldn’t help but see the weariness in his eyes on his face. When a mutual friend asked me to meet with him, the comment was simply, “He’s worn out, and I think you could be of help to him.” “Worn Out” seemed to be an understatement. Stirring his coffee, this retired physician reflected, “I miss playing golf with my friends.” Listening for a …