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

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

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 …

Dr. Martha Poole Simmons receives Award

Dr. Martha Poole Simmons receives Award

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

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 continues to fight for fair and reasonable gas and electric bills

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

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. …

Join us Sept. 11 for the AARP Day of Service

Join us Sept. 11 for the AARP Day of Service

Posted on 08/22/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

Volunteering September 11 is a national day of service for AARP and organizations across the country to honor the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001. This year, several AARP chapters and the state office staff will be participating in projects that benefit their communities. Please join the effort and donate a few hours to help others and meet new folks along the way. AARP Alabama staff will be volunteering with E.A.T.  South Farms, an urban farm in Montgomery, and with …

Join AARP Alabama tonight in Tuscaloosa, ask PSC to lower your Alabama Power bill

Join AARP Alabama tonight in Tuscaloosa, ask PSC to lower your Alabama Power bill

Posted on 06/17/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

Volunteering Alabama Power customers pay some of the highest bills in the South, and AARP Alabama is working to lower them. Now you can get involved.Join us and other AARP members tonight in Tuscaloosa at a town hall meeting with the Alabama Public Service Commission. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the University of Alabama School of Law Moot Court Room, 101 Paul W. Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa. Around the country, utility companies earn an average of 10 percent profit. That profit, …