Report May Boost Support for Caregivers

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

Advocacy 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 …

AARP joins Centre College and WAVE3 News in cancelling efforts for U.S. Senate debate

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy Given lack of agreement between the candidates,AARP Kentucky is disappointed that its offer to jointly host a U.S. Senate Debate with Centre College and WAVE3 News will not proceed as planned on September 3, 2014. “Our goal throughout these past several months was simple and straight forward: An unfiltered debate about Kentuckians and for Kentuckians,” stated AARP Kentucky State President Jim Kimbrough. The partnership between AARP, Centre College and WAVE3 News offered the fullest range of experience needed for a …

Voter’s Guide Cuts Campaign Clutter in State Senate Race

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy Senator McConnell and Secretary Grimes Focus of New Voters’ Guide on Kentuckians’ Financial Security Kentucky  Voters at 134th Fancy Farm Picnic first in state to receive 2014 Voters’ Guide delivering an “in their own words” look at how the candidates compare on Health and Financial Security issues. AARP Kentucky is taking its 2014 Kentucky Senate Voter’s Guide on the campaign trail to Kentuckians at the “unofficial kick-off” for political campaigns at 134th Fancy Farm Picnic. The guide focuses on where …

Rep. Whitfield Backs Reauthorizing Landmark Law That Helps Address Older Kentuckians’ Needs

Posted on 07/24/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy AARP is praising Rep. Edward Whitfield (KY-1) for signing on as a co-sponsor of the Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization, bipartisan legislation which would extend for four years provisions of the landmark 1965 law that helps pay for an array of services which address many key needs of older Kentuckians. The OAA funds home-delivered meals, transportation, community-based long-term care, legal services, elder abuse and prevention services, preventive health services, nursing home ombudsmen, senior community service jobs and services that help …

Senate Candidates Offered Historic Debate Opportunity at Centre College

Posted on 07/17/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy AARP joins Centre College and WAVE3 News  in proposing Kentucky Senate Debate, offers  historic opportunity to discuss financial security issues for Kentuckians. In Danville, AARP Kentucky, Centre College and WAVE3 News unveiled Kentucky’s first Senatorial Debate proposal offering statewide media coverage. Senator Mitch McConnell and Secretary of State Alison Lundergran Grimes have received countless offers to debate, but none offering Kentuckians the same opportunity to hear the candidates in their own words. Centre College has hosted two Vice Presidential debates …

Older Kentuckians want protections against age discrimination

Posted on 05/29/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy Older Kentuckians strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination  Older Kentuckians overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace, a new AARP survey shows. The poll last month of registered voters 50 and older found a remarkable 82 percent favor passage of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA). Significantly, 60 percent of ALL those interviewed said they “strongly” endorsed the bill.  In contrast, only 10 percent oppose passage, the survey reported. “This AARP survey confirms …