Preparing More Nurses for State’s Patients

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Alaska | Health & Wellbeing A two-year $150,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will help the Alaska Nursing Action Coalition prepare about 13,000 nurses to meet the state’s health care challenges. The effort is part of a national move to provide all Americans with access to high-quality affordable care, with nurses fully contributing. The coalition aims to ensure that nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists in Alaska can practice at their highest level of expertise—and will urge policymakers to broaden the scope of …

Attend the Anchorage Fraud Summit - Monday, September 23

Attend the Anchorage Fraud Summit – Monday, September 23

Posted on 09/13/2013 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Alaska | Events | Money & Work | Press Southcentral Alaska residents are invited to attend a Fraud Summit on Monday, September 23 at the Loussac Library in Anchorage.  Two presentations to choose from: Either 2-4 pm or 6-8 pm. Alaska’s top professional fraud fighters will present the very latest in trends and discuss criminal cases of financial and consumer fraud committed against Alaskans…in some instances, cases that made headlines. Sponsored by the Alaska Division of Banking and Securities, this summit brings together seven of Alaska’s top federal and state …

About AARP Alaska

Posted on 08/20/2013 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

About AARP | Alaska AARP Alaska has more than 94,000 members, making AARP the largest membership organization in the state. We provide information that is useful to Alaska’s 50+ population. Location: 3601 C Street, Suite 1420, Anchorage, AK 99503 Local Map Hours: AARP Alaska is open Monday through Friday, from 9 am – 4 pm Call: 866-227-7447 Fax: 907-341-2270 Be sure to stay up-to-date on news important to Alaskans. Sign up to receive online updates on AARP state activities, events, news and member benefits …

Re-Imagine Your Life With Health Care Coverage

Re-Imagine Your Life With Health Care Coverage

Posted on 08/1/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Alaska | Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz, vice president of the health issues team in the Education and Outreach group at AARP. Imagine being 56-years old. Diabetic and uninsured. And getting sicker every day because you can’t get the treatment you need to control your chronic illness. Unimaginable? Perhaps to you, but not to millions of Americans and their families who face this reality every day. But soon—regardless of one’s financial ability, employment status or a pre-existing illness—everyone will have access to health care …

Julie Lee

Do It Yourself Car Maintenance Tips

Posted on 07/15/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Alaska | Home & Family By Julie E. Lee, Vice President & National Director, AARP Driver Safety, Education and Outreach With the average age of cars on the road approaching 11 years, routine maintenance is more important than ever. In addition to fuel and insurance, vehicle maintenance is one of the most expensive out-of-pocket costs for car owners, which is why some drivers opt for DIY—“do-it-yourself”—maintenance. You may not be an auto expert or repair professional, but some routine tasks, such as replacing worn windshield …

Jean Setzfand, Vice President, Financial Security, AARP Education & Outreach

Losing the (Fraud) Lottery

Posted on 07/15/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Alaska | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand, vice president of the Financial Security team in the Education and Outreach group at AARP Joyce H., a 59-year-old unemployed woman raising four grandkids on her own, could barely believe her luck. A London barrister had emailed her, claiming to be relieved to have finally located her, because he was administering the will of someone he claimed was distantly related to her. After exchanging a few emails with him – emails he used to stoke her …