The Fox Report: Who Benefits Under Insure Tennessee?

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Advocacy | Press | Tennessee Who Benefits Under Insure Tennessee? Healthy People – Healthy Tennessee Executive Summary – January 12, 2015 Presented by William F. Fox, PhD Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Business & Economic Research The University of Tennessee-Knoxville The Insure Tennessee Plan would extend eligibility for public health insurance to all working-age adults earning less than 138% of the federal poverty level. Under the Insure Tennessee Plan, approximately 470,000 working age adults would become newly eligible for public insurance. It is …

Helping Hands: Current Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on 01/9/2015 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

About AARP | Tennessee | Volunteering     Did you know that we have more volunteers working with AARP in Tennessee than in any state except New York?  Wow, this truly is the Volunteer State! Members and friends are working with us statewide to make our communities more livable for people of all ages, provide resources for folks caring for loved ones and raise awareness about fraud and scams.  Below, you’ll find even more ways to help! CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES   Congressional District Leaders We are looking for folks …


Posted on 01/9/2015 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Events | Tennessee   What we do might surprise you. We’re all about real possibilities. To find out more about the events or activities below, please visit our discounts page OR contact us at   JANUARY 2015 1/13  MTSU Men’s Basketball vs Arkansas  (1/2 price tickets available here. only $6!) 1/13 UT Vols Men’s Basketball vs AR (discounted ticket info here) 1/17  MTSU Women’s Basketball vs Louisiana Tech (1/2 price tickets available here. only $6!) 1/24  MTSU Men’s Basketball vs Charlotte  (1/2 price …

Go Vols! AARP Partnership with University of Tennessee Continues

Posted on 01/8/2015 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: 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.

Donna’s Story – Caregiving, FTD, & Memory Loss

Posted on 01/6/2015 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Tennessee My name is Donna and I am a caregiver.  Although I have no formal training, life has given me years of experience.  Each of my parents died in my arms.  I’m currently caregiving for the love of my life, John. Each caregiver’s journey is different. FTD was just a florist to me until 2011. That’s when, holding hands in the neurologist’s office, John and I waited for the results of his brain scans. When we heard “it’s not Alzheimer’s,” tears …

CONSUMER CORNER: Cash Advances & Payday Loans ~ By Alan Marx

Posted on 01/6/2015 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Money & Work | Tennessee UNDERSTANDING CASH ADVANCES & PAYDAY LOANS If you live anywhere in Tennessee, you are likely to walk or drive past stores that offer short-term loans.  These loans are known by many different names, including cash advances, check advances, post-dated check loans, and deferred deposit loans, but they all offer small, short-term, high-rate loans at a very high price.  As described by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), typically the borrower gives the lender a personal check for the loan amount, plus …