AARP Driver Safety State Coordinator Position Open in Alaska

Posted on 01/28/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Alaska | Volunteering AARP Driver Safety is seeking a highly qualified person to serve as the Alaska State Coordinator. This is an unpaid volunteer position. This key position requires both a commitment to the policies and direction of Driver Safety, and the ability to use effective leadership skills to advance the program at the state level. We are seeking a qualified volunteer leader with the ability and initiative to meet new challenges. The State Coordinator coaches, motivates and provides direction to Driver Safety …

Add a Little Exercise To Your Day!

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Alaska | Health & Wellbeing Exercise helps your entire body – from physical well-being to state of mind. Here are a few tips to get you started: Start slowly – don’t overdo it. Gradually increase the intensity of your workout. Wear the right shoes for comfort and support. Wear a step counter throughout the day. It’s rewarding to see those steps increase on your step counter over time. Don’t quit- make exercise part of your daily life. About 44% of adults get some exercise, but …

How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Alaska | Money & Work If you’re like most Americans, your Social Security benefits will make up a significant chunk of your retirement income. You have several ways, especially if you are or were married, to make your monthly check as high as it can be. AARP’s Social Security Calculator is an easy way to see how different claiming strategies might affect your benefits. Check it out at www.aarp.org/socialsecuritybenefits. Here are some strategies to consider: Delay You can begin collecting Social Security at age 62, …

With Medicare Enrollment, Timing is Everything

Posted on 01/21/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Alaska | Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz The other day I parked downtown to run an errand on my way home from work. I plugged the meter for just 30 minutes as I was sure I could get back to my car in the time allowed. But I didn’t expect a long line at the checkout counter. As I headed back to my car, I saw the dreaded parking ticket on my windshield. The error cost me money. It was an unwanted expense and …

Helping Caregivers Manage Medical Tasks at Home

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Alaska | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family AARP Alaska is pressing for legislation that could help an estimated 128,000 unpaid family caregivers in the state, many of whom perform medical tasks for aging parents or other loved ones at home. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act aims to reduce hospital readmissions by helping caregivers gain confidence in handling such tasks as managing medications or dressing wounds. The proposed legislation would allow every hospital patient an opportunity to designate a family caregiver. The hospital would be required …

Open Enrollment Starts Saturday for State’s Health Insurance Marketplace

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Local Resources Delaware will launch the second open enrollment period of its Health Insurance Marketplace will run from Nov. 15, 2014 – Feb. 15, 2015, and is  ready to build on the success of season one in which 14,400 Delawareans signed up for private health coverage.  Individuals must sign up by Dec. 15 for coverage to be effective Jan. 1. Policies for all current enrollees expire on Dec. 31.  Key features of the Health Insurance Marketplace in Delaware for 2015 include: More choice: People who …