Louisville Volunteer, Charity Win Big

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Kentucky | Volunteering George Higgins – who has spent years helping low-income seniors in Louisville – is the 2014 winner of the AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service. And Project Warm, a non-profit where Higgins spends much of his time and energy, is a big winner too – earning a $2,500 check from AARP Kentucky. AARP Kentucky honored George Higgins today during a breakfast at Project Warm.  The Andrus Award – named after AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus – is given to …

Report May Boost Support for Caregivers

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Kentucky A legislative commission is expected to issue a report this fall on how to provide support for Kentuckians caring for aging relatives at home. The commission has identified existing programs, policies and resources and has interviewed caregivers about their unmet needs. AARP Kentucky pushed for the resolution that created the commission. About 735,000 Kentuckians are caring for aging parents, spouses or other loved ones. Many (nearly 46 percent) are worried and stressed. A recent state scorecard on long-term services and …

10 Tips to Protect Kentuckians from ID theft

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Kentucky | Money & Work There are 10 things Kentuckians and all Americans do put them at increased risk for identity theft according to a new AARP Fraud Watch Network study and series of interviews with an accomplished identity thief. The AARP Fraud Watch Network survey of 2,250 Americans ages 18+ shows common mistakes people make that put them at risk for having their identity stolen or their financial accounts compromised. After hours of video interviews with a convicted ID thief for the October/November AARP …

Financial Freedom Workshop Gives Folks in Bowling Green Peace of Mind as They Approach Retirement

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Kentucky | Money & Work For many Kentuckians, the promise of longer life expectancy is severely undermined by the prospect and fear of financial insecurity in their retirement years. Even as AARP works to protect and strengthen Social Security, we recognize that another key aspect of financial security—pensions/ private savings—is wobbly, to say the least.  Pensions are now the exception and only about half of all workers have a means of saving at the job AARP wants to help adults in Bowling Green be savvy …

Live in Lexington? AARP invites you to a free screening.

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Events | Kentucky Join AARP for a FREE Screening of Cyber-Seniors. This humorous and heartwarming documentary follows the journey of a group of older adults as they discover the world of the Internet with the help of their tech-savvy youth mentors. The film offers a look at the obstacles and their many accomplishments when crossing the digital divide.  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Kentucky Theatre 214 E. Main Street Lexington, KY 40507 Free on street parking and discounted parking in Helix …

Tax-Aide program seeks volunteers

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Kentucky This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 46th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “Tax season can be a confusing and challenging time for many Kentuckians,” said AARP State …