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, …

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, …

AARP Alabama co-sponsoring FREE Shred-A-Thon in Bessemer on Wednesday, October 28

Posted on 10/27/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

                Have documents with personal information that you need to dispose of safely? AARP Alabama, along with WBRC Fox 6 and Secure Destruction Service, will be hosting the final Shred-A-Thon of the year for the Birmingham area. This time, we’re in Bessemer. We will be at the Bessemer Civic Center, just off I-59/20 near Academy Drive, from 7 AM to 1 PM. PLEASE NOTE: You can bring up to 3 bags or 3 copy paper-sized boxes …

AARP Alabama Recognizes Jane and Mike Moore of Tuscumbia for their Dedication and Commitment to Community Service with its Most Prestigious Volunteer Award

Posted on 10/20/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Contact: Jamie Harding Phone: 205-470-1265 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2015   Montgomery, AL – Jane and Mike Moore of Tuscumbia have been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2015 AARP Alabama Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Alabama selected the Moores for their remarkable service which has greatly benefited their community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and …

AARP Alabama offering a paid internship in Montgomery

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

  Current college students are encouraged to apply for a paid internship with AARP Alabama at our state office in Montgomery. The focus of this internship will be Community Outreach. More details and application instructions are available at this link: Alabama Community Outreach Internship For questions, please contact Anne Hails at

Seeking Limits on Payday Lenders

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

The median income in Alabama is among the lowest in the nation, and that attracts predatory lenders. Such lenders take advantage of low-income people’s desperate needs for quick cash to buy food or pay rent by offering loans at sky-high interest rates. Payday lenders offer short-term loans that—if repeatedly renewed—can end up costing the borrower as much as 456 percent interest in a year. Title lenders can collect up to 300 percent per year in interest, secured with the title …