Share Your Story of Caregiving

Share Your Story of Caregiving

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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Kentucky 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 …

Celebrating Vera: A Special Lifelong Learner

Celebrating Vera: A Special Lifelong Learner

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Kentucky AARP Kentucky is pleased to fund a Bluegrass Alliance for Women (BAW) Lifelong Learning Scholarship presented to Vera Soules Mabson. A 1978 graduate of Allen County – Scottsville High School, Vera says she wasn’t ready when she first went to college.  “I came from a family that didn’t have the opportunities that many families did.  We were very poor.  I came from a family of six and was raised by a single mother.  We struggled a lot.  So, I wasn’t …

Volunteers Like Marjorie are Special

Volunteers Like Marjorie are Special

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Kentucky | Volunteering “Marjorie Towns has done it all, she’s a rock and we’ll miss her,” says AARP Kentucky Driver Safety State Coordinator Leon Morrow. And anyone who has worked with Towns of Glasgow, Kentucky knows he’s not exaggerating. Marjorie’s story is a wonderful example of the personal satisfaction volunteering can give to those who choose to give back to their communities. AARP Founder and first volunteer, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus’ vision in 1958 was to grow an “Army of useful citizens.” And …

Fraud Watch: Caught in a Scammer's Net?

Fraud Watch: Caught in a Scammer’s Net?

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Events | Kentucky | Money & Work Think you’re too smart to fall for an online scam? A new AARP survey aimed to find out why some people fall for internet fraud while others do not and the results are alarming. It turns out it’s not just what you do on the online, but your life experiences off-line that can make you an easy target for scammers. The study found 34 million internet users nationwide may be at an increased risk of being victimized online based on …

Does It Sound Too Good? New Report Released on Fraud

Does It Sound Too Good? New Report Released on Fraud

Posted on 03/9/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Kentucky | Money & Work | Press New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud 34 Million May Be at Higher Risk Based on Behavior and Life Experience A new national AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud. The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” a national survey of 11,000 adults, finds that 34 million Internet users may be at increased risk of being victimized based on this new …

Capitol Update: 2014 General Assembly Action

Capitol Update: 2014 General Assembly Action

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

Advocacy | Kentucky 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 …