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 …

Stand Up for Alabama’s Seniors and Homebound!

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Uncategorized The Alabama Legislature has proposed budget cuts as high as 50% to home- and community-based services (HCBS) for the elderly and homebound. These services include: prescription assistance, meals on wheels, home health aides, personal care assistants, respite care, and other critical services. HCBS allow the elderly and homebound to remain in their homes, rather than being forced into costly institutions. These services, which are funded by the Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS) and local councils on aging, are not …

Sign the Petition: Close the Conflict of Interest Loophole!

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Uncategorized You’ve worked hard to save for retirement and you deserve a financial advisor who works just as hard to protect what you’ve earned. Right now, loopholes in the law allow bad-actors in the financial industry to provide retirement savings “advice” based on what’s best for their pocketbook, not yours. The result? They can recommend investments with higher fees, riskier features, and lower returns because they earn more money, even if those investments are not the best choice for you. Bad …

Use your AARP Friday Night Discount at Alabama Shakespeare Festival!

Posted on 04/14/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Events | Uncategorized Friday nights are AARP Discount Night at Alabama Shakespeare Festival this season. There is something for everyone to enjoy in this year’s productions. King Lear is showing now through May 10. It’s an epic tale of a once noble monarch driven to madness and ruin by family betrayal, treachery and regret. Experience the fall of a dynasty in one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. And while you’re buying tickets for King Lear, go ahead and reserve seats for Disney’s The Little …

FREE Huntsville Shred Day on April 18

Posted on 04/13/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Fraud | Uncategorized This Saturday, April 18, AARP Alabama is co-sponsoring a FREE shred and electronics recycling event for Huntsville-area residents. It will take place at Redstone Federal Credit Union at 220 Wynn Drive NW in Huntsville. We’ll be there from 8:30 AM to 12:00 noon, shredding your personal documents and destroying hard drives and other electronics on-site. In addition, the Partnership for a Drug Free America will also be doing a drug take-back. You can bring unused prescription medications with you to …

CarFit Event on Saturday, April 11 in Auburn

Posted on 04/10/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Uncategorized AARP’s CarFit is coming to HealthPlus Fitness Center in Auburn to offer area drivers a free opportunity to check how their cars “fit” them. Developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) partnership, CarFit’s trained professionals take drivers through a 12-point checklist with their vehicle, recommending minor adjustments that help make their cars “fit” better for comfort and safety. An occupational therapist is also on hand to provide information on how to maintain and strengthen driving health. …