Hard-Working Hoosiers Need More Retirement Savings Options

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Advocacy By AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle Paying for the necessities is a stretch for many Hoosiers.  You add in utilities and healthcare and you have the two items on which seniors spend a disproportionate share of their income.  That doesn’t leave much to put toward saving for the future.  In fact, 45 percent of working-age households nationwide have no retirement savings. Yet there’s a bright spot: when employers offer an opportunity to save for retirement seven out of ten …

Let’s Show Support for Our Hoosier Family Caregivers

Posted on 01/14/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Advocacy By AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle As we settle back into work after the holiday season, let’s be sure to remember and recognize those who didn’t have any time off – the more than 1.3 million Hoosier family caregivers. For most of them, caring for a loved one is a 24/7, taxing – and rewarding – job.  It’s a hard job, and these folks are stepping up to the plate to help their loved ones age at home, where …

Fighting for Hoosiers 50+ at the State House

Posted on 01/2/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Advocacy The countdown to the 2015 Indiana General Assembly session has begun! And, we’re ready.  We’re ready to be your ally in making sure the concerns of Hoosiers 50+ are heard – loud and clear – over at the Indiana State House.  This year, we’ll be focusing our efforts on two very important issues: crafting a proposal to boost financial security and providing added support for Hoosier family caregivers. More than 1.4 million Hoosier workers currently don’t have access to an …

Time to Take Care of Caregiviers

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy AARP Indiana is asking legislators to ease the burden on family caregivers and is calling on caregivers to help with advocacy by sharing their stories. AARP Indiana supports a proposed tax credit for caregivers to offset the costs of medical equipment or home modifications. In addition, AARP supports a proposed bill that could reduce hospital readmissions by showing caregivers how to perform medical tasks their loved one will need at home after a hospital stay. More than 1.3 million Hoosiers …

REP. ED CLERE MAKES INAUGURAL LIST OF “CAPITOL CAREGIVERS”

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Advocacy To recognize his work to support family caregivers in Indiana, AARP recently named State Representative Ed Clere (R-72) as a 2014 “Capitol Caregiver,” a bipartisan group of 46 state legislators and thre e governors from 19 states.  These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for their older loved ones to live independently at home—where they want to be. “AARP thanks Representative Clere for championing Senate Enrolled Act 44 this year,” said June …

SENATOR ED CHARBONNEAU MAKES INAUGURAL LIST OF “CAPITOL CAREGIVERS”

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Advocacy To recognize his work to support family caregivers in Indiana, AARP recently named State Senator Ed Charbonneau (R-5) as a 2014 “Capitol Caregiver,” a bipartisan group of 46 state legislators and three governors from 19 states.  These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for their older loved ones to live independently at home—where they want to be. “AARP thanks Senator Charbonneau for championing Senate Concurrent Resolution 17 this year,” said June Lyle, …