AARP Statement on 2015 Medicare Trustees Report

Posted on 07/22/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

About AARP | Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2015 CONTACT: Greg Phillips, 202-434-2560, gphillips@aarp.org, @AARPMedia As Medicare celebrates 50th anniversary, AARP urges responsible solutions to ensure affordable health care for future generations WASHINGTON, DC—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins offered the following statement in reaction to the 2015 Medicare Trustees report released today: “The latest Medicare Trustees report demonstrates yet again the ongoing financial challenges facing Medicare, along with the overall high cost of health care. By 2020, 64 million Americans are expected to …

AARP Praises Passage of Bipartisan Older Americans Act in Senate

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Home & Family | Local Resources Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski (R) co-sponsored the legislation. AARP applauds the bipartisan action on S. 192, the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA), introduced by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) with Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The Senate passed the bill the same week that we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the OAA. “AARP is thrilled with the passage of this bipartisan bill reauthorizing the Older Americans Act in the Senate and we urge the …

AARP Driver Safety Recognizes the Anchorage Senior Activity Center with “Top State Host” Award

Posted on 07/8/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Community | Driver Safety | Livable Communities | Volunteering FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2015 Local organization receives award for offering driving refresher courses in 2014 ANCHORAGE, AK – AARP Driver Safety recognized the Anchorage Senior Activity Center with the inaugural “Top State Host” Award for its outstanding support in 2014 collaborating with local AARP Driver Safety volunteers to host its classroom-based driving refresher course, designed to help drivers stay safe and confident behind the wheel. “We are so grateful to the staff and volunteers at the Anchorage Senior …

AARP Calls for Online Dating Sites to Crack Down on Fraud after Americans Lose $82 Million to Scammers in Just Six Months.

Posted on 06/5/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Home & Family | Livable Communities Launches Petition Supporting New Safeguards. With romance scammers using the Internet to rob Americans of an estimated $82 million in the last half of 2014, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network called on the online dating industry to institute new safeguards to better protect their users. AARP is also inviting its members and the general public to become involved in the campaign by signing an online petition. Demonstrating the ease with which online dating con artists currently operate, the June/July edition of …

Keep Senior Benefits Off the Chopping Block

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Local Resources AARP advocates are concerned about the impact of declining energy revenues on services for older Alaskans. Gov. Bill Walker (I) has proposed a 20 percent cut in the state Senior Benefit Program, which supplements monthly income for residents 65 and older with low to moderate income. Such a move could hurt 11,000 Alaskans. Anticipating a budget battle during the 90-day legislative session that begins in January, AARP is building a network of activists to relay their concerns about this and …

AARP Alaska seeks nominations

Posted on 05/18/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Community | Home & Family | Volunteering AARP Alaska is seeking nominations for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious volunteer tribute which recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. The deadline for the Andrus Awards for Community Service is Wednesday, July 15. Review the eligibility guidelines and submit your nomination online.   Q: Who is eligible to be nominated? A: Nominees for the AARP State Andrus Award for Community …