Resource Guide: Dealing with Dementia

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia present difficult challenges for both patients and their families. AARP Alabama wants these families to know about a free guide that could help. The 2015 Dementia Resource Guide, published by the Alabama Department of Senior Services, provides information on resources for people who have dementia and for their caregivers. Dementia is an umbrella term that includes Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of mental decline. About 86,000 Alabamians had Alzheimer’s disease in 2014, and …

AARP Alabama: Cuts to Medicaid will devastate Alabama’s vulnerable seniors

Posted on 08/5/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Uncategorized Contact: Jamie Harding Phone: 205-470-1265 JHarding@aarp.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2015   Statement by AARP Alabama interim state director, Candace Williams. in response to Alabama House passage of $156 million cut to Medicaid “The action taken by the Alabama House today to slash Medicaid by $156 million would create a dangerous and devastating situation for many frail and vulnerable Alabama seniors and their families.” “About two-thirds of nursing home patients in Alabama rely on Medicaid funding. The Medicaid budget …

Join us for AARP Day at East Lake Farmers Market on August 1

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Uncategorized Come join AARP at the East Lake Farmers Market in Birmingham to enjoy some Alabama-grown food and fun! Saturday, August 1, is AARP Day at the farmers market. Stop by the AARP table at the market for a guide to Alabama’s produce seasons, tips on shopping at the farmers market, and some delicious recipes. There will be games, prizes, and of course, lots of locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. So, bring your friends and family and get acquainted with the …

Making Streets Safer for Pedestrians, Cyclists

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Livable Communities Streets could become a lot safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and people with disabilities in six Alabama cities, where AARP and other groups are promoting the Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets. Launched by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the program encourages local officials to find ways to make roads safe and accessible for travelers using all modes of transportation. As a proponent of livable communities and “complete streets,” AARP Alabama supports that goal. Alabama ranks second in the …

Help for Alabamians who need free or low cost prescriptions

Posted on 05/28/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Uncategorized Did you know Alabama’s SenioRx Prescription Drug Program is not just for seniors? SenioRx is a state-funded prescription assistance program that assists with obtaining medication at no cost or low cost to people of any age who qualify. SenioRx has helped thousands of Alabama residents receive free or low cost prescription drugs. Individuals on the program receive a three-month supply of prescriptions from various pharmaceutical companies and their prescriptions can be continuously renewed as long as they are on the program. …

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 …