Ken Thomas Appointed as AARP Florida Volunteer State President 

Posted on 12/17/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Press A longtime community leader, Thomas brings record of service to all generations to new role.   Kenneth “Ken” Thomas, 60, of Boca Raton is AARP Florida’s new volunteer state president, AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson announced today. “On behalf of 2.8 million AARP members across Florida, we are delighted that Ken Thomas will serve as our volunteer state president and a leading voice for Floridians 50+,” said Jeff Johnson, AARP’s Florida state director.  “Ken’s experience and commitment to improving …

Lander, Wyo., resident recognized for work on VLI

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

Press On Wednesday, January 8, Charlie Smith of Lander, participated in the graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI.    He was joined by 22 other exceptional volunteers from all across the country. VLI is a rigorous and innovative training opportunity launched by AARP in December 2012 to mobilize highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to the next level of volunteer leadership.  The first class met both in person and virtually over a 13-month period to …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance

Posted on 02/4/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Press This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service. “The U.S. tax code is complex and intimidating, even if you can …

AARP supports Wyoming Senators’ legislation

Posted on 10/17/2013 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Press AARP Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Joyce Rogers, sent a letter to Wyoming Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso today in support of the legislation, S.1311 – Expedited Disability Insurance Payments for Terminally Ill Individuals Act of 2013. The legislation provides a streamlined process for individuals who are terminally ill to receive Social Security payments before it is too late. “AARP shares your belief that beneficiaries and applicants should be afforded all the rights to which they are entitled. …

AARP Wyoming volunteers visit Capitol Hill

Posted on 06/12/2013 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Press AARP volunteers and staff from Wyoming visited Capitol Hill on June 12 to express opposition to the President’s proposed Social Security benefit cut known as Chained CPI and to support responsible solutions to strengthen Medicare for residents of Wyoming.  Meeting with Sen. John Barrasso, Sen. Mike Enzi, Rep. Cynthia Lummis and their staff, AARP volunteers urged our representatives to have a separate debate on Social Security and to back specific proposals that would strengthen Medicare and the health care system …

AARP: Retirement Security in Doubt for Middle Class

Posted on 01/15/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2013 CONTACT: Tiffany Lundquist or Dave Nathan media@aarp.org AARP: Retirement Security in Doubt for Middle Class CEO A. Barry Rand calls on policymakers to strengthen Medicare, Social Security Washington, DC – AARP CEO A. Barry Rand called for renewed focus on strengthening Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in a speech today at the National Press Club. Rand discussed findings from AARP Public Policy Institute’s newly released “Middle Class Security Project,”  which studies how middle class …