Gail Hahn volunteers to help Alabama drivers stay safe.

Gail Hahn volunteers to help Alabama drivers stay safe.

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Alabama | Volunteering Our volunteers all bring a unique set of experiences and talents to AARP. Gail Hahn’s knowledge of safety training, and her talent for teaching in a way that is engaging to her class participants, have made her an invaluable part of AARP Alabama’s Driver Safety program. Gail retired from U.S. Steel in 1999 after a 42-year career. Her professional responsibilities as a safety supervisor included training employees on proper safety procedures in a manufacturing plant. During her career, she also …

AARP Alabama celebrates National Volunteer Week

AARP Alabama celebrates National Volunteer Week

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Alabama | Volunteering National Volunteer Week is April 6 – 12, 2014, and it has special significance for AARP Alabama. We are fortunate to have skilled and committed volunteers who are making life better in communities around our state every day. We could not do what we do without them! What exactly do AARP Alabama volunteers do? Here are just a few of the ways our volunteers make Alabama better for all of us: • They coordinate Tax-Aide and assist low-to-moderate income Alabamians …

Help in Recognizing Elder Abuse, Neglect

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Alabama | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family A new tool kit can help Alabamians recognize and report cases of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, as defined by a new state law. Enacted in 2013, the law stiffens penalties and expands prosecutorial powers to defend victims age 60 and older—including those targeted by scams or misuse of power of attorney. Most elder abuse happens in a family setting, and the incidence of such crimes is increasing as people live longer and require more care, according to the state …

Deadline for health insurance coverage is March 31.

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Advocacy | Alabama | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources If you are under age 65 and not currently eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, it’s important to understand your insurance options in Alabama. The deadline to sign up for health insurance for this year to avoid paying a penalty is March 31, 2014. We strongly urge all Alabamians who are currently without health insurance to go to to determine your eligibility for private insurance and subsidies. Alabama’s governor, Robert Bentley, continues to stand against Medicaid expansion, leaving many thousands …

Dr. Martha Poole Simmons receives Award

Dr. Martha Poole Simmons receives Award

Posted on 01/24/2014 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

About AARP | Alabama | Events | Home & Family | Volunteering Dr. Martha Poole Simmons receives AARP Alabama’s most prestigious Volunteer award for Community Service Montgomery – Dr. Martha Poole Simmons has been selected to receive AARP Alabama’s 2013 Andrus Award for Community Service. The award recognizes volunteers who made their communities better in ways that support AARP’s mission, vision, and strategic direction and that inspire others to volunteer. “This award is a symbol to the public that each of us can create positive social change through our acts of service,” says …

AARP Tax Aide program offers free tax help

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

Alabama | Local Resources | Money & Work Need help preparing your taxes? From Feb. 1 – April 15, AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program provides free tax preparation help to people with low to moderate incomes. About 175 trained volunteer tax specialists provide service at more than 40 sites throughout Alabama. This free service can answer most tax questions facing low to moderate income tax payers, especially for people 60 years old and older. AARP’s Tax Aide is the largest free tax assistance and preparation service in the country. …