AARP Mississippi Observes November As National Family Caregiver Month

Posted on 11/6/2014 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

Volunteering November is National Family Caregiver Month, and AARP Mississippi will highlight the need to support caregivers and those for whom they care. More than 800,000 Mississippians perform a great labor love: caring for an aging parent or loved one. These family caregivers provide an invaluable resource, helping seniors stay at home – where they want to be. That’s why AARP is committed to supporting caregivers and their loved ones. Mississippi ranks 49th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term …

Join an AARP chapter and get involved!

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

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

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,” …

Help Your Alabama Community Fight Financial Fraud

Posted on 05/22/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Volunteering Every day, scam artists target unsuspecting victims like seniors and even college students to get their hard-earned money. And they succeed. They find victims by phone, the Internet, and even through churches. You’d be surprised at the tactics they use. That’s why AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network – so you won’t be surprised. The Fraud Watch Network is a campaign by AARP to fight identity theft and fraud and give you access to information so you can protect yourself …

AARP Alabama Seeks Nominees for 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service

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

Volunteering Do you know a volunteer age 50+ who selflessly donates their time to making your Alabama community better? If you do, we want to invite you to nominate them for the 2014 AARP Alabama Andrus Award for Community Service. This annual award is given to an exemplary Alabama volunteer. They do not have to be an AARP member to be nominated. The Andrus Award winner will be announced in late 2014 and celebrated in his or her own community. They …

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 …