Wanted: Dynamic Volunteer Leader for AARP Indiana!

Posted on 12/2/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Volunteering We are conducting a statewide search for the position of State President.  This is a high-level volunteer position that offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to utilize your considerable skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of Hoosiers age 50+.  Sound good?  Keep reading… The AARP Indiana State President: •Serves as Chair of the Executive Council, an all-volunteer panel that advises and helps set strategic direction for the AARP Indiana office. •Partners with the State Director and works …

Savings Plan, Caregiving Top Legislative Agenda

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

Volunteering 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 …

Caregiving Help a Legislative Priority

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering In the legislative session that begins Jan. 13, AARP Indiana will focus on ways to help family caregivers. A recent scorecard on long-term services and supports ranked Indiana 51st among the states (and District of Columbia) in support for family caregivers. The findings underscore the need for resources that can help Hoosiers continue to care for their loved ones at home and keep them out of costly institutions. This year AARP supported a bill that would have granted a tax …

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

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

Volunteering   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, …

Volunteer Opportunities Abound with AARP Indiana!

Posted on 08/16/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Volunteering We want YOU!  In order to achieve our mission of helping Hoosiers 50+ live their best lives, we need your help.  We rely on AARP Indiana volunteers across the state to spread our message and resources.   That can be in many ways: handing out information and interacting with folks at local events like health fairs, gathering petitions on important issues like preventing cuts to Medicare and Social Security, assisting with walkability surveys assessing the connectivity of communities, serving as …

AARP Smart Driver Courses Available in Your Area!

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

Volunteering 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 …