Interested in public speaking? Join our AARP Alabama Speakers Bureau

Posted on 01/21/2016 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

AARP offers a vast amount of information relevant and vital to populations of all ages, and you can help us get the word out across Alabama. If you enjoy speaking to groups and sharing information, consider joining AARP Alabama’s speakers bureau. This group shares vital information about caregiving, fraud, financial security, caregiving, home renovations, safe driving, and other topics relevant to families all over our state. Our speakers respond to requests made through the AARP Alabama state office. They may …

Battle Looms Over Senior Services Cuts

Posted on 01/1/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Times are tough for Alabamians living on fixed incomes, and battles to stop painful cuts in services may lie ahead. AARP Alabama expects to fight Medicaid cuts in the legislative session that begins Feb. 2. More than 118,000 Alabamians 65 and older are on Medicaid, comprising 11 percent of the state’s Medicaid population. The state office also aims to restore funding for the state Department of Senior Services, which suffered a 5 percent cut in the 2016 budget, reducing programs …

Review your coverage now: Medicare open enrollment ends on December 7, 2015

Posted on 12/3/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Time is running short for the annual open enrollment period for Medicare, which will be ending on Monday, December 7, 2015. AARP Alabama wants to remind Medicare recipients that now is the time to ensure that your current coverage will still meet your needs in 2016. If you are currently enrolled in a Medicare insurance plan, you should have received an Annual Notice of Change in the mail sometime this fall. This Annual Notice of Change details any changes to cost and coverage for 2016 …

New Panel to Study Issues Affecting Caregiving

Posted on 12/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

The segment of Alabama’s population 65 and older is projected to grow by more than 80 percent over the next 25 years. Every county in the state—including those facing attrition in overall population—will gain older residents, according to the University of Alabama’s Center for Business and Economic Research. Who will care for Alabamians as they age? Today, the task falls heavily on an estimated 761,000 family caregivers in the state, many of whom are boomers. As the population ages, however, …

Alabama Volunteers Needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide for 2016

Posted on 11/25/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Contact: Jamie Harding (205) 470-1265 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of tax loving volunteers in Alabama. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has volunteer opportunities for people at every level of experience who want to stay sharp while giving back. Tax volunteers will complete a tax preparation …

Mike and Jane Moore receive the AARP Alabama Andrus Award for 2015

Posted on 10/29/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

AARP Alabama is very pleased to announce that Mike and Jane Moore of Tuscumbia are the recipients of the 2015 Andrus Award for Service. This prestigious annual award is based on the Moores’ remarkable body of work as volunteers with AARP, and with their church and other community organizations. The Andrus Award was presented to the Moores at Highland Park Church of Christ in Muscle Shoals on Sunday, October 25. AARP Alabama’s Anne Hails, along with Executive Council member Tom DeLong, …