AARP Days at Dollywood

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Press | Tennessee     Purchase Tickets HERE   Purchase Tickets HERE and stop by the hut beside DOGGYwood to connect with AARP staff and volunteers on Sept 6.   STAFF AND VOLUNTEER RECOMMENDATIONS: Come hungry and enjoy the famous CINNAMON BREAD which can be found througout the park! FREE ICE WATER is available throughout the park, upon request. Save time and money by using the TROLLEY SYSTEM, which will drop you off at the park entrance.            

LIFE REIMAGINED: Fostering can Expand Possibilities

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Tennessee | Volunteering   Age and experience can expand your possibilities …and possibilities aren’t limited to humans Life transitions often force us to reevaluate our lives and figure out our “what’s next.” An empty nest, divorce, the death of a spouse, the end of caregiving, phased or full-on retirement – any of these things can leave a void, and a yearning. For something. More. Different. New. In exploring our possibilities, the desire to give back often surfaces. There are many ways to help …

CONSUMER CORNER: Where DID your medicine come from? ~ By Alan Marx

Posted on 07/10/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Tennessee   Do you know where your medicine came from? …and do you want pasta with that? As we age most of us learn far more about medicine than we ever wanted to know. We also discover how expensive pharmaceuticals are. Unless you are very lucky, the cost of the medicines you need to stay healthy and alive is a significant part of your budget. Scammers know this, and they are active in this area trying to relieve you of your …

Wynonna Turns 50! #Boomers@50+

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Press | Tennessee     Wynonna turned 50 on May 30 and to wish her a happy-happy, AARP installed chalk art drawings in downtown Nashville. A New York-based chalk artist rendered the drawings in person – one at the entrance to Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and the other in front of Bridgestone Arena (where the CMT Countdown is filmed). The drawings were completed a few days before Wynonna’s birthday and left in place for the CMA Music Festival.     AARP is sending happy …

Tennessee Vols Recognized

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Tennessee | Volunteering     RON SCHLAGHECK, Winchester, TN Ron Schlagheck (Lead AARP Congressional Advocacy volunteer) was recently awarded the 2014 Most Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Florida Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Some achievements contributing to this award included his role as NASA’s Director of the Hubble Space Telescope Orbital Deployment team and manager of the the International Space Station Low gravity Materials research program. Ron got his bachelor and masters degrees in engineering in the late sixties. His many …

Fraud Watch: Protect Yourself from Scams

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

Local Resources | Money & Work | Tennessee | Volunteering 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 …