DISCOUNTS ACROSS OUR STATE

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

About AARP 2014 Discounts – Brought to you by your AARP Tennessee State Office: Bays Mountain, Kingsport – FREE park admission all season!  AARP Day is June 5 and exhibits are FREE all day! McClung Museum, Knoxville – FREE museum admission AARP Day July 12 with free activities including a scavenger hunt and free parking Dollywood, Pigeon Forge – Deeply discounted tickets + AARP Day at Dollywood Sept 6 Discounted tickets for admission 9/1/14 – 9/15/14, $38 Adult, $33 Child. On 9/6/14 …

CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER: Love is Noble, Control Is Not (or Take Your Hands off the Wheelchair) by Peter W. Rosenberger

Posted on 02/28/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

About AARP   One of the more challenging aspects of helping a caregiver is “prying the hands off the wheelchair.” So wrapped up in the needs of their loved one, I’ve seen (and been one of) countless numbers of caregivers who valiantly but vainly try and contain that which cannot be contained. The thinking is often: “If I don’t stay glued to the situation, it will spin out of control.” “If someone else tries to help, they will make mistakes that I …

Count Me In! New Volunteer Orientation – March 12

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

About AARP Find out what’s happening with AARP in Tennessee and how you can get involved at our first volunteer orientation of the year! March 12, 2014 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Tennessee State Office in Nashville, or participate by phone. Light refreshments and a refreshing interactive session will be offered. RSVP required due to parking the preparations required by our parking garage. RSVP to tnaarp@aarp.org.    

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on 01/21/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

About AARP   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! But we want more!   We have several volunteer leadership positions for folks who want to work with us on fighting hunger, making our communities more livable for all ages, providing resources for folks caring for loved ones and more. Congressional District Leaders form relationships with staff in the district office of members …

Consumer Fraud: A Pandora’s Box of Troubles

Posted on 11/19/2013 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

About AARP   A Pandora’s Box of Troubles In Greek mythology, Pandora was warned not to open a box, but she disobeyed and opened it anyway.  The box contained disease, sickness, hate, envy, and bad things people had never before experienced. Pandora tried to close the lid, but all the bad things were already out of the box and into the world. Consumer fraud was not mentioned, but it might well have come from the box.  This month we have a collection …

Improving Communities in Eastern Tennessee

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP What kind of community do you want to live in? Do you want more public transportation, nicer parks or a greater focus on health and jobs? Plan East Tennessee (PlanET) is looking at that very question, and AARP volunteers are getting involved to shape the coming decades for east Tennesseans. Transportation is a big concern for many older residents. Volunteer Carl Pagles, 71, attends PlanET meetings and is part of a senior action council that advocated for a grant to …