Documentary Shows Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events In observance of National Caregivers Month, AARP Alaska, Volunteers of America Alaska (VOAAK) and the Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska are cohosting an advance screening of the award-winning documentary, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me. The film—which draws attention to the challenges facing people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers—will be shown at the Bear Tooth Theatre in Anchorage on Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, Campbell and his wife, Kim, went public …

Candidates Address Key Issues Affecting Alaskans 50+

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

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

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

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 …

Health Tip: Avoid Doughnuts This Summer!

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

Events 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 …

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

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

Events 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 …