Is Your Car Winter Ready?

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Alaska | Health & Wellbeing   By Julie E. Lee   Although the winter months bring joyful holidays with family and friends, they can also bring unpredictable weather and dangerous driving conditions. Snow, black ice, fog and early nightfall are just a few of the driving challenges you may have to contend with this season.   But what’s your first line of defense and the easiest way to ensure a safe winter on the roads? Winterizing your car! Thankfully, winterizing most vehicles is simple, and …

Candidates Address Key Issues Affecting Alaskans 50+

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Alaska | Events AARP Alaska is engaged in several activities this month to help voters make informed decisions at the polls. AARP is cosponsoring two televised debates on KTUU Channel 2. Tune in on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. to hear gubernatorial candidates and on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. for U.S. Senate candidates. In each hour-long program, candidates will address issues of concern to Alaskans age 50-plus. AARP also will cosponsor KTUU’s election night coverage on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from …

Candidates square off October 1 in Palmer

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Alaska | Events House 11, House 12 and Senate Seat F candidates face potential constituents ANCHORAGE, AK – Candidates running for House District 11, House District 12 and Senate Seat F will meet in a Candidate Forum at the Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 South Chugach Street in Palmer on Wed., Oct. 1 from 6:00 to 8:15 p.m. The event is sponsored by AARP Alaska. Shelley Hughes (R) and Pete LaFrance (D), candidates for House District 11 will answer questions from 6:00 to 7:00 …

Get Ready for Medicare Workshop – September 18

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Alaska | Events Learn what you need to know about Medicare: How and when to enroll, what Medicare covers, and how much it costs. With the enrollment period approaching, learn more about Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit. Thursday, September 18, 2014 Lunch at 11:30 am                   Presentation from 12:00 – 1:00 pm   AARP Alaska 3601 C Street, Conference Room 1404, Anchorage This event is free, but space is limited. Reserve your spot today. To register, visit http://aarp.cvent.com/akmedicare or call toll free …

Older Adults Can Play Role as Kids Get Back to School

Posted on 08/18/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Alaska | Home & Family By Lester Strong ♦ In late April, America’s Promise Alliance announced that for the first time in our nation’s history we achieved an 80 percent graduation rate. Hundreds of nonprofit and government partners celebrated that achievement. It was only eight years ago that we graduated fewer than 74 percent and our graduation rate was categorized as “C”. We have now progressed to “B” but it will take more than the schools, teachers and administrators alone to continue this forward momentum. …

AARP Celebrates Social Security’s 79th Anniversary

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Alaska | Money & Work As Social Security remains important and wildly popular to millions, AARP offers tools and advocates for a strong program. WASHINGTON, DC – On the eve of the 79th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement: “AARP salutes Social Security, whose growing importance to millions of American families of all political stripes deserves to be celebrated.  Social Security provides earned benefits to approximately 58 million people: 41 million retired workers and …