Prepare to Care Eases Burden on Families

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

Events 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 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 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 …

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

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

Events 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 …

Beating Con Artists at Their Own Game – Watch AARP Live

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Events AARP Live: Don’t Get Scammed!   Reports show that a majority of American consumers scammed, some 47 percent, are over age 50. Estimates show that victims age 55 and older lose $3 billion dollars annually, but the true amounts are many times higher, because most of these crimes go unreported out of embarrassment. Con artists work overtime finding weak spots in consumers’ defenses. Beating the con artists from stealing your personal information can be done if you learn how to spot these …

Voter’s Guide Cuts Campaign Clutter in State Senate Race

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

Events 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 …