Bringing Citizens Many Happy Returns

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

Indiana | Money & Work By Nancy Johnson Jane A. Einstein has helped hundreds of people prepare their taxes, but she likes to recall the time she saved a married couple from overpaying $10,000 to the IRS. Einstein, 65, a volunteer with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program in Lafayette, filed a return for the newly retired couple, who were beginners at investing. The couple had transferred funds from one investment to another and had neglected to show it was a transfer, not a sale. After …

Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Wins National Award for Outstanding Community Service with Local Youth

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

Indiana | Press | Volunteering Retirement has not stopped educators in Indiana from enhancing the lives of youth in the U.S. and abroad. Indiana’s Hancock County Retired Teachers Association (HCRTA) has won the 2014 NRTA With Our Youth! Excellence Award, in the local category, for collecting shoes for local children and African families in need.  HCRTA is a unit of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association. “Retired educators in Hancock County embody the spirit of the NRTA With Our Youth! Award,” said Dara Dann, vice president …

Why Preparing for an Emergency at Any Age Makes Sense

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

Indiana | Press By Kimberly Phillips, Stakeholder Relations Specialist, FEMA As we grow older, the one thing we understand is the benefits of being prepared.  Think about it…we spend most of our lives preparing to do something.  During our youthful days we prepare to go back to school, prepare to enter the workforce, prepare for having a family, etc.  As we grow older our preparedness goals change, but are still ever present.  Now, we’re preparing for life after kids, retirement, traveling… and the …

Volunteer Opportunities Abound with AARP Indiana!

Posted on 08/16/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Indiana | Volunteering We want YOU!  In order to achieve our mission of helping Hoosiers 50+ live their best lives, we need your help.  We rely on AARP Indiana volunteers across the state to spread our message and resources.   That can be in many ways: handing out information and interacting with folks at local events like health fairs, gathering petitions on important issues like preventing cuts to Medicare and Social Security, assisting with walkability surveys assessing the connectivity of communities, serving as …

Will You Be Ready for Retirement?

Posted on 08/4/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Indiana | Money & Work By Jacqueline Thomas When Joe Everett retired in 2007 from his job at the Social Security Administration, he was only 56 and knew he had to have something to keep himself “engaged, physically and mentally.” He found that by becoming an AARP volunteer and sharing his knowledge of Social Security and other retirement-related concerns. One of the most common questions Everett, of Indianapolis, encounters at the seminars he helps lead around Indiana is whether to begin Social Security benefits at …

Much to Celebrate on Medicare’s 49th Anniversary

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Advocacy | Indiana | Press By Sarah Waddle, AARP Indiana Interim State Director Medicare isn’t eligible for AARP membership yet, but at 49, it’s looking pretty darn good.  Many Hoosiers seem to agree.  More than one million Indiana residents currently use the program, and 98 percent of eligible Hoosier seniors were enrolled in Medicare in 2011. Maybe Medicare is getting wiser with age?  We received good news recently regarding significant savings in the Medicare program because of the phased-in closure of the coverage gap in …