Financial Workshops: Reduce Debt, Invest Wisely

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Kentucky | Money & Work AARP Kentucky is sponsoring free financial planning workshops tailored for African Americans age 50-plus. The workshops are scheduled across the state from June through November, including events in Louisville June 21, and Lexington July 12. Presenters will explain how to improve credit, reduce debt and invest wisely. Participants have the option to meet one-on-one with a certified financial planner. In a 2010 AARP survey of adults age 45-plus, African Americans were half as likely as the general population to seek …

Older Kentuckians want protections against age discrimination

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

Advocacy | Money & Work 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 …

Hearing More in May

Posted on 05/22/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Kentucky May is National Better Speech and Hearing Month   The National Hearing Test is a quick and convenient telephone-based screening for hearing loss that you can take from the privacy of your home.  If you are concerned about your hearing, this is a simple way to determine whether you need a more thorough evaluation. The National Hearing Test is free for the month of May in support of National Speech & Hearing month.  This means you can get all the benefit of this terrific …

LOUISVILLE RANKED 17th MOST DANGEROUS IN NATION FOR NUMBER OF PREVENTABLE PEDESTRIAN DEATHS

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Kentucky | Press Louisville is among the most dangerous communities in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 17th most dangerous out of the 51 largest metro areas, a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, said. Over the decade from 2003 – 2012, 200 Louisvillians were killed while walking. The report, Dangerous by Design 2014, ranks America’s major metropolitan areas according to a Pedestrian Danger Index that assesses how safe pedestrians are while walking. The report …

Help Us Stamp Out Hunger

Posted on 05/8/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Kentucky To tackle the serious issue of hunger faced by millions of older adults, AARP and AARP Foundation today announced that on Saturday, May 10, they are joining the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the U.S. Postal Service’s 22nd annual food drive to help “Stamp Out Hunger.” On the second Saturday in May each year, in America’s largest single day food drive, known officially as Stamp Out Hunger, letter carriers across the country pick up bags of non-perishable food …

Nurses’ Expanded Role Boosts Primary Care

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Kentucky Under a new state law, advanced-practice registered nurses will be able to prescribe medications (except for controlled substances) after working under contract with a physician for four years. As a result, Kentuckians will have greater access to primary care services, including diagnosis, prescriptions and referrals. The change also could ease the burden on family caregivers, who often schedule and provide transportation to appointments. The law, which will take effect in July, is expected to relieve provider shortages in a state …