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 …

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 …