Prepare to Care Eases Burden on Families

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

Volunteering 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 …

Louisville Volunteer, Charity Win Big

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Volunteering George Higgins – who has spent years helping low-income seniors in Louisville – is the 2014 winner of the AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service. And Project Warm, a non-profit where Higgins spends much of his time and energy, is a big winner too – earning a $2,500 check from AARP Kentucky. AARP Kentucky honored George Higgins today during a breakfast at Project Warm.  The Andrus Award – named after AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus – is given to …

Hats off to Volunteers

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Volunteering As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, AARP Kentucky would like to recognize the many Kentuckians who go above and beyond the call of duty to make life better for others.  Nearly a million Kentuckians volunteer their time and talents to strengthen their communities and improve the lives of others. Here at AARP Kentucky, we count ourselves lucky to be able to support just some of those volunteers as they work to make the world a better place.  Dr. Ethel Percy …

Volunteers Like Marjorie are Special

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

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 …

Up Next on AARP Live: Caregiving

Posted on 02/17/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Volunteering February AARP Live Show Features Caregiving – Watch and Join the show on RFD-TV. Everyday, millions of Americans are helping take care of aging parents, a spouse or a family member. Have you helped care for a loved one or do you know someone who is a family caregiver? According to the Pew Research Center, 39% of adults in the United States care for someone with significant health issues. Don’t miss your chance to join a special conversation about caregiving on …

iKnow Expo 2014 and New Fourth Sunday Series – Lexington

Posted on 01/26/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Volunteering   iKnow Sunday Series Kicks-off in Lexington Sunday, January 26 2014 2:00 – 4:00 pm Learn how the Affordable Care Act works for you and your family. The Latest Update on the Affordable Care Act Do you really know what it’s all about? Join Tihisha Rawlins, Associate State Director of Grassroots Initiatives for AARP Kentucky, as she cuts through all the clutter and misinformation with the facts you really need to know. New Topics Planned for Fourth Sunday of every …