AARP Alabama partners with WBRC Fox 6 and Watchdog Document Service for Tuscaloosa Shred-A-Thon

Posted on 08/8/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Advocacy     Contact: Jamie Harding Phone: 205-470-1265 JHarding@aarp.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2014 AARP Alabama partners with WBRC Fox 6 and Watchdog Document Services on August 12 for a Tuscaloosa Shred-A-Thon to fight ID Theft Non-perishable food donations to be collected for West Alabama Food Bank Tuscaloosa, AL – AARP Alabama, WBRC Fox 6 and Watchdog Document Services will be staging a free community Shred-A-Thon on Tuesday, August 12 from 7 AM to 2 PM at 900 Skyland Boulevard, …

AARP Alabama Statement on Montgomery Circuit Court Ruling

Posted on 08/8/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Advocacy Contact: Jamie Harding Phone: 205-470-1265 JHarding@aarp.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AARP Alabama Statement: Montgomery Circuit Court Ruling a Positive Step Forward for Alabama Consumers AARP Alabama’s Interim State Director, Candace Williams, issued the following statement on behalf of AARP Alabama, following the dismissal of a suit by payday lenders seeking to block creation of a state database: “We are very pleased by the court’s ruling, which is a positive step forward in protecting Alabama consumers from predatory lenders. Creation of a …

Join an AARP chapter and get involved!

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

Advocacy 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 Alabama Volunteers Press Congress on Vital Issues

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Advocacy Issues Include Bipartisan Older Americans Act, Medicare, Age Discrimination, Transportation Safety and More Today, in the midst of Older Americans Month, AARP Alabama volunteers and staff visited Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to back bills, including the Older Americans Act that can help Americans live their best lives. Visits to various offices of Alabama’s Congressional Delegation took place to discuss a variety of issues crucial to older Americans, and particularly to AARP’s more than 451,000 members in the …

Deadline for health insurance coverage is March 31.

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

Advocacy 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 www.healthcare.gov to determine your eligibility for private insurance and subsidies. Alabama’s governor, Robert Bentley, continues to stand against Medicaid expansion, leaving many thousands …

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

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

Advocacy 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 …