AARP Celebrates Social Security’s 79th Anniversary

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

About AARP 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 …

Alaska’s Best Kept Secret in Elder Care

Posted on 08/7/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

About AARP by Ken Helander ♦ Alaska has one of the fastest growing senior populations in the country. At AARP Alaska, we are striving to make it easier for older people to live with independence and remain in their homes and communities for as long as they can, surrounded by family and friends. We are doing this by supporting the estimated 128,000 Alaskan families who provide unpaid care to their loved ones with resources and tools; and by advocating for better quality, …

Health Tip: Avoid Doughnuts This Summer!

Posted on 08/4/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

About AARP By Nicole Duritz  ♦  The dog days of August are the most likely time for Medicare Part D participants to fall into the “doughnut hole” and see their prescriptions costs rise. With AARP resources, you can see if you’re at risk of falling in, and find options for lowering your drug costs. The Doughnut Hole Each year, 19% of Medicare Part D beneficiaries fall into the “doughnut hole.” Once the amount of money you and your insurance company pay for …

VOLUNTEER PROFILE: Anne Drago

Posted on 07/31/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP AARP Alaska recently sat down with Anne Drago, Chair of the AARP Anchorage Community Council. AARP: How would you describe your professional background?Anne: My professional background is a mix of small business ownership and management followed by both paid and volunteer work in non-profit administration, specializing in the fields of public relations, marketing, fund raising, and event planning. AARP: Tell us about your accomplishments; what are you most proud of?Anne: I enjoy being challenged and exceeding goals and expectations. I …

Your Social Security and Your Retirement: Making a Plan that’s Right for You

Posted on 07/21/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

About AARP What’s the best time to claim your Social Security benefits? Many have questions related to their benefits and AARP has lots of information to help. For starters, let the Social Security Calculator help you figure out how much retirement income you’ll receive at different claiming ages so you can determine when you should claim Social Security. Can you afford to “retire early” and claim benefits at age 62, should you wait until your full retirement age, or can you wait …

Thinking of joining AARP?

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

About AARP Here’s a look at what comes with your AARP membership