Savings Plan, Caregiving Top Legislative Agenda

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events By Jacqueline Thomas Noble Stallons has always been active in his community. In recent years, that’s been Linton in southwestern Indiana, where he’s worked with the Indiana Commission on Aging and his region’s Area Agency on Aging. “For 25 or 30 years, I’ve been an advocate for the elderly and people with different abilities,” said the 79-year-old retired utility executive. Since he left “the fast lane” of work, as he put it, that involvement has only grown. The director of …

AARP Smart Driver Courses Available in Your Area!

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Events In 1979, AARP founded “55 Alive” to help keep older drivers independent, safe and confident while on the road. While its mission hasn’t changed since then, many other things have, including the program name. Today, AARP Driver Safety continues to meet the needs of older drivers through educational programs led by more than 4,000 volunteers and a myriad of resources. But they aren’t the same programs and resources that were available nearly 35 years ago. AARP Driver Safety has continued to evolve …

Easing the Burden on Family Caregiviers

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events To help family caregivers deal with the demands and stress of that unpaid job, AARP Indiana is hosting four Caregiver Connection events across the state. All-day events on June 5 in Evansville and June 19 in Jeffersonville include a resource fair, panel discussion, breakout sessions and free chair massages. Evening events on June 10 in Valparaiso and June 26 in Indianapolis feature presentations by an elder-law attorney and a representative of the Area Agency on Aging. In 2011, 1.34 million …

There’s a Volunteering Niche that Fits You

Posted on 07/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events By Nancy Johnson • Terry Vertrice Almon spent more than two decades in management at a worldwide cosmetics company. Today she uses skills she learned as a trainer and meeting planner in a new field: volunteering for AARP. Almon, 76, said she loves being able to use her professional experience and people skills as a member of AARP Indiana’s legislative team, advocating for older residents, and as a volunteer distributing AARP information at senior fairs and health expos. Statehouse advocate In …