General Assembly approves caregiving study to examine needs of Kentuckians

General Assembly approves caregiving study to examine needs of Kentuckians

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy  The General Assembly recognizes the growing needs of family caregivers, calls for new research to examine present and future needs.  Senate Concurrent Resolution 102 tasks the Legislative Research Commission to conduct a study on family caregiving and long-term supports and services in Kentucky and deliver recommendations by December 2014.  This is a big win for the 735,000 Kentuckians who are caregivers for a loved one, providing an estimated 704 million hours of care at an estimated value of $7.1 billion. …

Share Your Story of Caregiving

Share Your Story of Caregiving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy AARP is asking Kentuckians caring for frail family members to share their stories. AARP advocates will use the stories to explain caregivers’ needs to legislators and reporters. More than one million unpaid caregivers in Kentucky provided more than 700 million hours of care to relatives and friends in 2009, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute. “If family caregivers were no longer available, the economic cost to Kentucky’s health and long-term care systems would rise astronomically,” said Jim Kimbrough, AARP …

Capitol Update: 2014 General Assembly Action

Capitol Update: 2014 General Assembly Action

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy Now more than half way through Kentucky’s 2014 General Assembly, AARP Kentucky grassroots are fighting on priority issues being debated.  Listed below are updates on AARP Kentucky’s key issues. Your support is welcomed and needed to help inform lawmakers of what is important to you. Contacting your state lawmakers is an important part of the process in Frankfort.  AARP Kentucky urges you to make a call, send an email or write to your legislators in support of these issues. The General …

Senate Committee Moves Family Caregiving Study Forward

Senate Committee Moves Family Caregiving Study Forward

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy AARP is fighting to help seniors live independently and for the family caregivers who make it possible for them to stay in their homes. In any given year an estimated 735,000 Kentuckians are caregivers for a loved one. These family caregivers are the backbone of the state’s long term care system providing unpaid assistance to Kentucky’s elderly and vulnerable citizens. They provide an estimated 704 million hours of care at an estimated value of $7.1 billion. Following discussion and testimony by …

Civil Rights Leaders: Church Still Greatest Stabilizer in Black Community,  But Some Show Signs of Fatigue

Civil Rights Leaders: Church Still Greatest Stabilizer in Black Community, But Some Show Signs of Fatigue

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Advocacy By Edna Kane-Williams, Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, AARP From the tragic 1955 death of Emmett Till to the Montgomery bus boycott to civil rights battles of the 1960s and even to the issues of unequal justice in 2014, civil rights leaders say the Black Church has remained a headquarters for healing, rejuvenation and planning. “It remains our oasis in the desert. It remains our spiritual reservoir. It remains the most independent organization controlled by Black people. It even …

President Obama Abandons Cuts to Social Security

President Obama Abandons Cuts to Social Security

Posted on 02/20/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy AARP Pleased Chained CPI Not in Budget Social Security Benefit Cut Would Have Impacted Millions AARP Executive Vice President Nancy A. LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to reports that the Social Security benefit cut called Chained CPI would not be in President Obama’s FY2015 budget proposal: “We’re pleased that the President has recognized that Social Security should be kept separate from the rest of the federal budget, and should not be part of any proposal that would cut …