AARP Alabama partners with WBRC Fox 6 for a Hoover Shred-A-Thon on Wednesday, May 27

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Fraud | Uncategorized | Volunteering Contact: Jamie Harding Phone: 205-470-1265 JHarding@aarp.org         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2015 AARP Alabama partners with WBRC Fox 6 and Secure Destruction Services for a Hoover Shred-A-Thon to fight ID Theft on Wednesday, May 27 Non-perishable food donations will be collected for Community Food Bank of Central Alabama Hoover, AL – AARP Alabama, WBRC Fox 6 and Secure Destruction Service will be staging a free community Shred-A-Thon on Wednesday, May 27 from 7 AM to 2 …

Pelham Shred-A-Thon on Wednesday, May 13

Posted on 05/12/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Community | Events | Fraud | Uncategorized AARP Alabama, WBRC Fox 6 and Secure Destruction Service will be staging a free community Shred-A-Thon on Wednesday, May 13 from 7 AM to 2 PM at the Pelham Civic Center, 500 Amphitheater Road, Pelham 35124. Pelham and Shelby County-area residents are invited to bring up to 3 bags OR file boxes of paper materials to be shredded. It’s important to note that 3-ring binders, spiral binders, and plastic, metal or household trash will NOT be accepted for shredding.   …

AARP Alabama seeks nominees for 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 05/7/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Uncategorized | Volunteering Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community AARP is now accepting nominations for its Alabama Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Alabamians age 50+ who share their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The 2015 Andrus Award recipient will be honored at an event in their community and will select a non-profit to receive a $500 donation from AARP. “AARP Alabama is excited to shine a light on …

Jasper Shred-A-Thon on Wednesday, May 6

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Events | Fraud | Uncategorized AARP Alabama, Fox 6 WBRC, and the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County will host a FREE Shred-A-Thon on Wednesday, May 6 at the CHS Building, 204 19th Street East in Jasper. Area residents may bring up to 3 bags OR 3 file boxes of personal documents for shredding on-site from 7 AM to 2 PM. While the event is FREE to the public, we are asking everyone who comes to consider a donation of a nonperishable food item for …

Older Residents Exercise Economic Clout

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Reversing the oft-held belief that an aging population is a burden, a recent report shows Alabamians age 50-plus make up 35 percent of the state’s population but account for 42 percent of its economic output. Prepared by Oxford Economics for AARP, the Longevity Economy report highlights economic activity supported by people 50-plus. In Alabama, such households supported 56 percent of consumer spending, totaling $69 billion. “Alabamians over 50 create an economic impact much greater than their portion of the population,” …

Birmingham Shred-A-Thon on Wednesday, April 29

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Events | Fraud | Uncategorized | Volunteering AARP Alabama and Fox 6 WBRC will host a FREE Shred-A-Thon on Wednesday, April 29 at the BJCC complex in Uptown Birmingham. Area residents can bring up to 3 bags OR 3 file boxes of personal documents for shredding on-site from 7 AM to 2 PM. While the event is free to the public, we are asking everyone who comes to consider a donation of a nonperishable food item for the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. Shredding trucks from …