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

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

Press   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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …