Caregiving Help a Legislative Priority

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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Indiana | Volunteering In the legislative session that begins Jan. 13, AARP Indiana will focus on ways to help family caregivers. A recent scorecard on long-term services and supports ranked Indiana 51st among the states (and District of Columbia) in support for family caregivers. The findings underscore the need for resources that can help Hoosiers continue to care for their loved ones at home and keep them out of costly institutions. This year AARP supported a bill that would have granted a tax …

Jeanne Wease of Crown Point Receives 2014 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Indiana | Press | Volunteering   Jeanne Wease of Crown Point has been selected by AARP to receive the 2014 AARP Indiana Andrus Award for Community Service – the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award.  Jeanne was recently presented with the award at AARP Indiana’s annual volunteer summit.   Wease has significantly contributed to Lake County and the larger Northwest Indiana community in both her professional and retirement life.  During her 39-year career as an educator, she excelled as a teacher and administrator, …

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 …

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 …