Prepare to Care Eases Burden on Families

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

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Kentucky | Volunteering AARP Kentucky is giving Prepare to Care presentations across the state to help ease the burden on family caregivers. The sessions prepare caregivers to talk with family members to assess their needs, locate resources and organize important documents. In Kentucky, more than 730,000 people help their parents, spouses or other loved ones remain at home—rather than move into institutional settings—by helping them with bathing, meals, transportation, finances and medical tasks such as managing medications or dressing wounds. Community organizations and …

Live in Bowling Green? Learn How to Plan for a Successful Retirement

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Events | Kentucky | Money & Work Planning for a successful retirement will take more than just Social Security. And while Social Security is important, there are other options to ensure a smooth transition. Please join our experts in academia, the finance industry and AARP at a Solutions Forum on Thursday, November 13th for a discussion on how to effectively prepare for a financially secure retirement in a time when pensions are fading and social security is at risk. Registration is required as breakfast will be served. …

Fraud Alert: How to Avoid Scams

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

Events | Kentucky | Money & Work AARP volunteers are giving presentations across the state to help Kentuckians protect themselves from fraud. Attendees learn how to use the AARP Fraud Watch Network to receive watchdog alerts about current scams, stay savvy about con artists’ latest tricks and share stories about fraud. “It’s free to sign up, and anyone can call the hotline to talk to a real, live person about how to recognize and report fraud,” said Ron Bridges, AARP state director. Fraud victims 55 and older …

Come Experience Life@50+ in Miami!

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Kentucky Join us May 14-16, 2015 in sunny Miami, Florida for AARP’s annual event & expo, Life@50+. With sessions featuring today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Culture, along with nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, there is something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP – informative, educational, exciting, entertaining and fun! Registration is just $35 for AARP Members, …

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 …