Dr. Martha Poole Simmons receives Award

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

About AARP 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 …

Alabamians will still see high natural gas and electric bills in 2014

Posted on 12/13/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

About AARP In Alabama, electric and gas customers still pay some of the highest bills in the South, while Alabama’s big utilities reap some of the highest allowed profits in the country.  Following nearly a year of informal meetings by the Public Service Commission (PSC) on the rates and profits of Mobile Gas, Alabama Gas, and Alabama Power, the status quo remains with Alabamians seeing little if any relief on their utility bills. Mobile Gas, Alabama Gas, and Alabama Power are monopoly …

AARP in Your State

Posted on 07/24/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

About AARP The AARP Alabama state office opened in 2001, and since then, the volunteers and staff have been working to improve the lives of Alabamians age 50+ and their families through outreach, advocacy, and legislative activities. Those efforts are led by seven full-time staff members and a 10-member volunteer executive council who work with hundreds of dedicated volunteers throughout the state. Those volunteers, along with Alabama’s 450,000 AARP members, are the backbone of the organization and a driving force in every …

AARP Alabama Calls for Applications for Volunteer Leaders

Posted on 03/28/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

About AARP Are you passionate about helping others in the 50+ population?  Are you a strategic thinker with an action-oriented personality who has the ability to motivate and inspire others?  Do you know someone who fits that description? If so, AARP Alabama is looking for volunteer leaders and now is the time to apply! AARP Alabama is accepting applications for State President and Executive Council membership, AARP’s top volunteer positions at the state level . These state leadership volunteers provide strategic, big-picture …

AARP Alabama Presses for Legislation to Strengthen Penalties for Elder Abuse

Posted on 03/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP As part of the Interagency Council for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, AARP Alabama is pressing for state legislation to strengthen penalties for elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. The bill would allow such offenses to be prosecuted as first-degree, second-degree or third-degree abuse or neglect, depending on the type and severity of harm to the victim. The most severe cases would be deemed class A felonies, which carry a prison sentence of 10 years to life. The bill also …

AARP Alabama – Representing You at the Legislature

Posted on 01/7/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

About AARP To join AARP Alabama’s legislative work for a better Alabama, or to learn more about our other volunteer activities, e-mail Anne Hails at ahails@aarp.org.                   2013 State Legislative Priorities AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age.  We have more than 440,000 members in Alabama and work to ensure people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole.   LONG TERM CARE: REBALANCING …