New Scorecard Gives Kentucky Low Marks For Serving Older, Disabled Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Kentucky Much more must be done to improve long-term services and supports A national report card released today on Kentucky’s  performance on  long-term care services and support for seniors, people with physical disabilities and family caregivers places the state at the bottom of the pack, with a rank of 51. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. Raising Expectations 2014: A …

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Kentucky | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

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 …