Fraud Watch: Protect Yourself from Scams

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources By Sheila Burke When Nell Tays got a phone call telling her she had won $18.5 million in a drawing, all she could think about, she said, was helping her 2-year-old granddaughter get surgery to repair a cleft palate. But the 76-year-old Murfreesboro resident was told she would have to pay $55,000 upfront to avoid paying taxes on the winnings. So Tays, who retired from the University of Tennessee after spending 12 years helping small businesses get federal contracts, paid …

DISCOUNTS ACROSS OUR STATE

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

Local Resources 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 …

Lots of Roles for Volunteers During Tax Season

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources By Bill Sanders Dave Clark is an exception to many Americans’ attitude about the IRS 1040 form: He looks forward to tax season. Clark, 66, of Crossville, is one of about 400 Tennessee residents who volunteer with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. Going on 10 years volunteering with Tax-Aide, the retired Air Force officer and real estate agent finds it rewarding to share his expertise in tax preparation with others who can use his help. Tax-Aide organizers in Tennessee hope to add …

Andrus Award for Community Service Winner Announced – $2,500 to be donated to Caritas Village in Memphis

Posted on 09/20/2013 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Local Resources We are delighted to announce that Onie Johns is the state winner of the AARP Tennessee Andrus Award.  This is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award, given to recognize outstanding people who positively impact the lives of people in their community. Onie Johns grew up on a farm in rural Mississippi during the 50’s and 60’s, an experience that laid the foundations for her strong connection to community. In 2006 she founded The Caritas Village.  The Village is a …

Volunteer Cooks & Ambassadors needed: Anderson county AARP chapters host joint meeting to discuss the barriers to public transportation

Posted on 09/16/2013 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Local Resources Anderson county AARP chapters are hosting a joint meeting to discuss the barriers to public transportation on Tuesday, Oct. 15th . Volunteers are requested to prepare covered dishes for this event.  Volunteers: Please place names on lids/pans or bring disposable serving wear for convenience. Location – Clinton Community Center. 101 Hicks Street Clinton TN Guest speaker – Warren Sectest Chairperson CAC Transit Planning Committee. Topic – Update on the Inclusive Planning for Transportation Program. Open discussion on the transportation needs …

Free Health Screenings and a Free AARP Membership at Participating Walgreens

Posted on 08/21/2013 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Local Resources Together, AARP and Walgreens are helping you stay well. Get your FREE Walgreens Health Tests* voucher here. When redeeming this offer, please follow these simple steps: 1. Health tests are available at select pharmacy locations. To find your nearest participating Walgreens visit Walgreens.com/findahealthtest or call 1-877-W-and-YOU (1-877-926-3968). Appointments are required, so once you find a health test location visit Walgreens.com/healthtests to schedule your appointment or call your nearest participating location. 2. At your Walgreens pharmacy, you must present the voucher …