Talking Points for Action

Posted on 03/10/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Advocacy | Tennessee | Volunteering March 14, 2014  This week, the transportation subcommittee in the House, amended HB2156 to something that is more desirable than the original amendment. The original amendment calls for approval of rapid bus transit by the metropolitan government, the TN Department of Transportation and the General Assembly. The new amendment, offered by Representative Bill Dunn, adds a few words to the original amendment, but these few words make the bill much better than the original. Rep. Dunn’s amendment changes it to …

Volunteers Band Together to Revitalize Neighborhoods

Volunteers Band Together to Revitalize Neighborhoods

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Tennessee | Volunteering AARP Tennessee is recruiting volunteers to help make a Nashville neighborhood more livable. In cooperation with Rebuilding Together Nashville, AARP members will gather May 29-31 to work on home improvements for 15 houses owned by low-income families. In addition, the volunteers will install a playground and revitalize the area with landscaping and community gardens. AARP also seeks volunteers for similar projects in Kingsport, Crossville, Murfreesboro, Clarksville and Memphis. Good with your hands or at organizing people? Contact Tara Shaver at …

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

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 | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Press | Tennessee   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 …

In Sickness and In Health: Romance and Disability by Peter Rosenberger

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Tennessee    Raising a family and keeping love alive in a marriage with a spouse who is constantly sick or in severe pain is an extreme challenge; one with many casualties. The divorce rate in couples with a disability in the family hovers around 90%—and relationships with a disability or chronic medical condition face significant pressures on the love holding the marriage together. In my many years of caregiving I’ve observed and am learning four particular concepts that help allow love …

Office Volunteers Needed

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

Tennessee | Volunteering We are recruiting office volunteers to support the work of our volunteers and staff througout the state. Volunteer days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with flexible shifts between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. Our office is located in downtown Nashville and we validate your parking ALL DAY on the days you volunteer. For more information or to express your interest in volunteering, email with Office Volunteer in the subject line.

Count Me In! New Volunteer Orientation – March 12

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

About AARP | Events | Tennessee | Volunteering 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