AARP Alabama offers free tax help again this year.

Posted on 02/28/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Money & Work | Volunteering Tax season is here, and AARP Alabama and the AARP Foundation are again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. However, it is not necessary to be a retiree or an AARP member to utilize this free service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sites in Alabama will be open starting Feb. …

Protect Yourself, Family & Friends from Fraud

Posted on 01/20/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Volunteering   It’s a startling fact: By the time you read this sentence, 3 people in America will have had their identities stolen.   You hear about it almost every day. Financial and personal information falls into the hands of unscrupulous con artists who make a living stealing your money. Here are just a few of the scams we have confirmed:   Your phone rings at night when you are trying to get dinner. A young voice says, “Grandpa, I’m in …

Shakespeare, Patsy Cline – and Discounts

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events Friday nights are AARP nights at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery. The theater offers AARP members a 15 percent discount on tickets to Friday performances from Jan. 23 through July 17. Those attending Always … Patsy Cline on Jan. 23 can pick up information on topics ranging from caregiving to financial security at the AARP booth in the lobby. The 2014-15 season includes two plays by the Bard—King Lear and As You Like It—as well as classic and contemporary …

Holiday Checkup: Helping Older Relatives

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Planning to visit older relatives this holiday season? The best present you can give is to check on loved ones who are aging in place. AARP Alabama encourages families to take stock while sharing turkey and eggnog. If a relative’s mobility has diminished, is the home still accessible? Do new health issues require a doctor’s attention? Are finances in order? About 28 percent of people age 65-plus—and nearly half of women age 75-plus—live alone, according to the Administration on Aging. …

Life Reimagined in Huntsville

Posted on 11/3/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Uncategorized Nena Bright Moorer of the Magic City (AL) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated conducted a 90-minute Life Reimagined workshop at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville on Saturday, November 1. This workshop guides participants through self-discovery exercises to help them decide what goals they want to pursue, and answers the question: “What’s next?” Five ‘Savvy at 70′ and two ‘Fearless at 50′ women of the Progressive Homemakers, a social service club established in 1957, participated in the workshop, which encouraged participants …

AARP Releases 2014 Nonpartisan Voters’ Guides Ahead of the Election on November 4

Posted on 10/31/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Press Contact: Jamie Harding Phone: 205-470-1265 JHarding@aarp.org                                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2014      AARP Releases 2014 Nonpartisan Voters’ Guides Ahead of the Election on November 4 Alabama candidates answered questions on issues important to Alabama voters age 50+ and their families   Montgomery, AL – AARP has released nonpartisan Voters’ Guides for the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4. Alabama candidates for state-wide and national office have answered AARP’s questions about issues important to voters age 50+, including Social …