Clarksville/Montgomery County Livability Survey

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Local Resources | Press | Tennessee     Making Montgomery County a Great Place to Live: The 2014 Livable Communities Survey of Montgomery County, Tennessee Registered Voters Age 45+ AARP defines a livable community as one that allows people to maintain their independence and quality of life as they age and retire. With that, a livable neighborhood provides resources and fosters engagement in their neighborhood’s civic, economic, and social life. AARP Tennessee commissioned a neighborhood needs gap analysis of Montgomery County registered voters age 45+ via …

Go Vols! AARP Partnership with University of Tennessee Continues

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Press | Tennessee Men’s UT Basketball: January 13 – versus Arkansas February 14 – versus LSU Lady Vol’s Basketball: December 20 – versus Stanford February 2  - versus Mississippi State To purchase discounted tickets click here *Enter promo code “VOLS14” to receive discounted tickets. *To order by phone, call 865-656-1200 and tell the operator you are an AARP member. *Tickets must be purchased at least one day prior to the event.

Highly Trained Nurses Can Play Greater Role

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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Tennessee Highly trained nurses know a lot more than how to take a patient’s pulse and temperature. Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) can evaluate patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and prescribe medications. So why not give them authority to practice to the full extent of their training? AARP Tennessee is working with nursing leaders and educators to push for legislation in 2015 that would allow the more than 10,000 APRNs in the state to provide more primary care services without …

Savvy Shopping: Meet Eve

Posted on 11/9/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Home & Family | Tennessee October 28, 2014 My grandmother would have been PROUD of me; “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned”, she taught.  In my childish perception of her wisdom, I would envision tucking any chance money earned into a mason jar hidden in my room – a jar of money stored away in lieu of the newest toy or fancy I longed for at the time.  That old saying seemed like such a punishment, rather than the means to an end.  I …

CONSUMER CORNER: Travel Scams- Alan Marx

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

About AARP | Home & Family | Money & Work | Tennessee TRAVEL TIPS, AND I GET SCAMMED You have to pay when you travel, but scams travel for free. What works for a con artist in one part of the world can easily jump borders and reappear any place else in a matter of minutes. Today’s blog will focus on travel scams. My reason for choosing this topic is that I fell for one of these cons recently. I am writing with the hope that if you know what could be …

‘It’s Just Life’: Discussing Last Wishes

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources | Tennessee By Sheila Burke Fireworks burst in the sky with the ashes of a man who died the year before. A burial site is nestled in a wild forest at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. A family prepares the body of a beloved patriarch at home before putting him to rest in a handmade casket. These are some of the different ways that people have been honored after their deaths in accordance with their wishes. Talking about how you or …