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. …

AARP continues to fight for fair and reasonable gas and electric bills

Posted on 01/10/2014 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

Alabama | Volunteering For nearly a year, the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) held informal meetings to look into the rates and profits of Alabama Gas, Alabama Power and Mobile Gas. The result: Back-room deals between the PSC and the monopoly utility companies that continue to put massive profits before people – and leave Alabamians to pay the price. Alabamians deserve a better deal. They deserve to pay what’s fair and reasonable for their electricity and natural gas, and not a dime more. …

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

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

About AARP | Advocacy | Alabama | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work 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 …

Faith Communities Seek to Relieve Stress on Caregivers

Faith Communities Seek to Relieve Stress on Caregivers

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Alabama | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources AARP Alabama is working with the Alabama Lifespan Respite Coalition to raise awareness of the demands of caregiving and to engage faith-based groups in efforts to relieve stress on caregivers. Alabama has about 818,000 family caregivers, and the estimated value of their unpaid contributions is more than $7.3 billion, according to a 2011 AARP report. AARP is distributing its “Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families” to chapters across the state, along with a tool kit developed by the …

Join us at the Mobile Candidate Forum on Oct 21st, to learn where your candidates stand on issues that matter to you

Join us at the Mobile Candidate Forum on Oct 21st, to learn where your candidates stand on issues that matter to you

Posted on 10/16/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

Advocacy | Alabama | Events | Money & Work Please join AARP Alabama, the University of South Alabama and the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce as we host your candidates for Congress.  Learn where candidates stand on important issues. The event will be  from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, October 21, at The Mitchell Center, University South Alabama, located at 5950 Old Shell Road | Mobile, AL 36688. The forum is free and open to the public.   Reservations are kindly requested, but not required by calling toll-free to 866-542-8167 …

AARP AL Shredding Event - November 15th

AARP AL Shredding Event – November 15th

Posted on 10/11/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

Alabama | Events | Home & Family | Local Resources Reduce your chances of becoming a victim of ID theft by safely destroying your personal documents with the help of AARP Alabama at their Free Shredding Event on November 15, 2013. An industrial-sized shredder will be on-site, and individuals (no businesses, please) may shred up to three bags or boxes of personal papers. There is no fee for this community service. However, AARP will be collecting non-perishable food items to support the Montgomery Area Food Bank and its disaster relief efforts. …