Get Your CARE Act Card!

Posted on 06/9/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving If you haven’t heard by now (where have you been?!), the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act, or CARE Act is the law of the land in Indiana!  The bill takes effect January 1, 2016.  Before then though, be sure to get one of our wallet-size CARE Act informational cards for reference so you know the benefits afforded to you and your loved ones under the bill. The CARE Act improves coordination and communication between family caregivers, their loved ones / …

AARP Smart Driver Courses Available in Your Area!

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Volunteering In 1979, AARP founded “55 Alive” to help keep older drivers independent, safe and confident while on the road. While its mission hasn’t changed since then, many other things have, including the program name. Today, AARP Driver Safety continues to meet the needs of older drivers through educational programs led by more than 4,000 volunteers and a myriad of resources. But they aren’t the same programs and resources that were available nearly 35 years ago. AARP Driver Safety has continued to evolve …

National Safety Month: Drive Safe, Drive Smart

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

Driver Safety By AARP Driver Safety This June, AARP Driver Safety is recognizing National Safety Month because we know safer driving saves lives. Safer driving can also save you money on car insurance premiums or costly vehicle repairs. However, safer driving isn’t possible without an alert, cautious driver. This month, concentrating on the following three aspects of the driving experience can help you be a safer, smarter driver: 1. A healthy driver is a safer driver. Just as your car needs regular …

With Social Security and Medicare, Timing is Everything

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

Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work By Bob Stephen and Rosa Maymi As you’re mapping out your retirement plan, don’t forget to include Social Security and Medicare in your thought process. When it comes to enrolling in these hugely important programs, timing is everything. Enrollment doesn’t usually happen at the same time, and both deserve special attention. Let’s take a close look at each. Social Security When You Are Eligible for Social Security Benefits Your eligibility for full Social Security benefits depends on when you were …

Hoosiers Support the Safe Streets Act!

Posted on 05/27/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Advocacy More than one in five people age 65 and older don’t drive and need a variety of options to stay connected to their communities. That’s nearly 8 million people in need of safer streets where they can walk and bicycle close to their home.  AARP believes state and regional planners as well as traffic engineers should consider the needs of all users as they age.  That means improving roadways and intersections and including other livable community features to improve safety, …

AARP Applauds Enactment of the CARE Act

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving Our top legislative priority during the recently-concluded Indiana General Assembly session has been signed into law by Governor Pence!  The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, House Bill 1265, improves coordination and communication between the state’s 1.34 million unpaid Hoosier family caregivers, their loved ones and hospitals. “Our family caregivers here in Indiana are truly the backbone of our long-term care system,” said AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle.  “We are so pleased that the CARE Act recognizes this, and the …