New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud: IN Residents May Be at Higher Risk Based on Behavior and Life Experience

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Press Indianapolis, IN – A new AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud.   The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” surveyed more than 11,000 people nationally and 562 in Indiana. According to the survey, 978,598 Internet users in Indiana may be at increased risk of being victimized based on this new profile. The national study, which compared victims and non-victims, finds that it is the …

Ft. Wayne Resident Curt Sylvester Among First Graduates of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute

Posted on 01/16/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Press On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, Curt Sylvester of Ft. Wayne participated in the graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI.    Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather, Curt did not physically attend the event, but watched via Skype.  He was one of only 22 volunteers from all across the country selected for this program.  Curt is also the state president of AARP Indiana, the organization’s top volunteer leadership position. VLI is a rigorous and innovative …

Indiana Retired Teachers Win Two National Awards for Outstanding Community Service with Local Youth

Posted on 09/9/2013 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Press Retired Educators Recognized for Giving a Voice to Abused and Neglected Children and for Restoring the Nameless Creek Youth Camp Washington, D.C. – Retired educators in Indiana have won two national awards for outstanding community service projects with youth.  NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community has named the Indiana Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) the winner of the 2013 With Our Youth! Excellence Award in the state category for its outstanding work to advocate on behalf of children who have become wards of …

Curt Sylvester of Ft. Wayne Selected to Serve as Next AARP Indiana State President

Posted on 01/15/2013 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Press Long-time AARP Indiana volunteer leader and Ft. Wayne resident Curt Sylvester has been selected as the organization’s next state president.  This is the top volunteer leadership position for AARP Indiana – a non-profit, nonpartisan social change organization with nearly 860,000 members statewide that advocates on issues critical to Hoosiers 50+ and their families. “We are so fortunate to have someone of Curt’s caliber and commitment to the organization step into this role,” said AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle.  “Curt …

AARP: Retirement Security in Doubt for Middle Class

Posted on 01/15/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2013 CONTACT: Tiffany Lundquist or Dave Nathan media@aarp.org AARP: Retirement Security in Doubt for Middle Class CEO A. Barry Rand calls on policymakers to strengthen Medicare, Social Security Washington, DC – AARP CEO A. Barry Rand called for renewed focus on strengthening Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in a speech today at the National Press Club. Rand discussed findings from AARP Public Policy Institute’s newly released “Middle Class Security Project,”  which studies how middle class …