Take 40% off the AARP Smart Driver online course in July

Posted on 07/17/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Alabama | Health & Wellbeing From July 1 through July 31, 2014, AARP Driver Safety is hosting an AARP Smart Driver™ online course promotion, in which participants can take 40 percent off the cost of the award-winning driving refresher course. The AARP Smart Driver online course is normally $17.95 for AARP members and $21.95 for nonmembers. The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches valuable defensive driving skills and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. The course helps drivers 50 and older stay current …

Join an AARP chapter and get involved!

Posted on 07/17/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Advocacy | Alabama | Local Resources | Volunteering AARP’s chapters in Alabama will be in full swing this fall, providing opportunities for community service and social activities. Chapters are the strategic link between members and communities around our state and AARP’s programs and activities in Alabama. And members may also have the opportunity to meet their local elected officials to share opinions on issues that matter to their community. If you’d like to learn more about the chapter in your area, feel free to visit one of these …

AARP Foundation gears up for the 2015 tax season in Alabama

Posted on 07/15/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Alabama | Volunteering AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is gearing up for the 2015 season in Alabama and is seeking District Coordinators, tax preparers, communication coordinators, trainers and greeters. Join Alabama’s team of 300 volunteers who provide a vital, free service for low-income individuals. In 2014 alone, they prepared and filed more than 12,000 returns and helped people find extra savings and refunds. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. “This is a heartwarming and very rewarding service program,” …

How to Get Free Photo ID for Voting

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Alabama | Local Resources Alabamians who want to vote in the 2014 elections will be required by law to show a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license. Previously, Alabama voters could use a form of identification without a photo, such as a Social Security card or utility bill. About 15 percent of Alabama voters surveyed in 2012 exit polls were age 65 or older. According to the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice, 18 percent of U.S. citizens age 65 and older do …

PRESS RELEASE: AARP Alabama to co-sponsor AL Congressional District 6 Republican candidate forum on June 24, 2014

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Alabama | Events | Press Contact: Jamie Harding Phone: 205-470-1265 JHarding@aarp.org     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AARP Alabama to co-sponsor Congressional District 6 Republican candidate forum on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 BIRMINGHAM — On June 24, 2014, AARP Alabama will co-sponsor a forum for the two Republican candidates who will participate in a run-off election for the Republican nomination for Alabama Congressional District Six. The candidate forum will be held at 6:30 PM at Jefferson State Community College’s Shelby-Hoover Campus, located at 4600 Valleydale Road …

Back to Work at 50 Plus with AARP Foundation and Bevill State Community College

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Alabama | Events | Money & Work     Are you 50+ and looking for full-time work? Bevill State Community College is partnering with AARP Foundation to offer Back to Work 50+, an educational and job search assistance program designed to help the 50+ worker gain new skills and put those skills to work in a new professional occupation. There will be a free information session on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Bevill State’s Jasper Campus, Wade Hall, Room 111. To register …