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Tara Shaver


Tara is the Associate State Director for Community Outreach.

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Clarksville/Montgomery County Livability Survey

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

    Making Montgomery County a Great Place to Live: The 2014 Livable Communities Survey of Montgomery County, Tennessee Registered Voters Age 45+ AARP defines a livable community as one that allows people to maintain their independence and quality of life as they age and retire. With that, a livable neighborhood provides resources and fosters engagement in their neighborhood’s civic, economic, and social life. AARP Tennessee commissioned a neighborhood needs gap analysis of Montgomery County registered voters age 45+ via …

Go Vols! AARP Partnership with University of Tennessee Continues

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Men’s UT Basketball: January 13 – versus Arkansas February 14 – versus LSU Lady Vol’s Basketball: December 20 – versus Stanford February 2  - versus Mississippi State To purchase discounted tickets click here *Enter promo code “VOLS14” to receive discounted tickets. *To order by phone, call 865-656-1200 and tell the operator you are an AARP member. *Tickets must be purchased at least one day prior to the event.

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 …