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

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

Press 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

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 …

Much to Celebrate on Medicare’s 49th Anniversary

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

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 …

Visit the Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit at the Children’s Museum at a Discounted Price!

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Press From August 1 – 30, 2014, AARP members and one guest will receive a discount off of regularly-priced tickets to the Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (25% for AARP members and 20% for one guest). Accidentally found by Chinese farmers in 1974, these life-sized, clay soldiers were created by the first emperor of China and then buried to protect him on his journey to the afterlife.  An estimated 8,000 warriors have been …

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 …