Smart Driver Course in High Gear

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Volunteering By Nancy Johnson Cars have changed a lot since Jeanette Pike bought her first vehicle, a 1968 Chevy Malibu. Road signs, rules and driving conditions have changed, too. The Gary resident learned how to improve her driving skills in 2012, when she took an AARP Driver Safety class. She enjoyed it so much that when she learned the course needed instructors, she signed up. “I thought, with my experience in teaching, I can do that,” said Pike, 71, a retired …

Be Aware of Tax Identity Theft

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | Uncategorized By: Deborah Banda Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. And with tax season upon us, con artists are stealing Social Security numbers to file for fraudulent tax refunds. It’s a big problem. To date, the IRS has identified around 15 million false tax returns alone. For more information on the latest trends in tax identify theft, check out AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. And you can also view targeted information and a special video devoted to tax identity theft awareness …

Helpful Resources for Those Affected by Anthem Inc. Data Breach

Posted on 02/13/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Local Resources We know your family values security and privacy, particularly when it comes to your money and personal information. With the recent news regarding Anthem Inc.’s data breach, AARP Indiana wants to provide steps Hoosiers can take to reduce the damage to their good name and credit rating. The reported breach exposed personal information including Social Security numbers of millions of people.   First, Attorney General Greg Zoeller recommends freezing your credit if you believe your data may have been breached.  …

Joe Everett of Indianapolis Selected to Serve as Next AARP Indiana State President

Posted on 02/13/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Press | Volunteering Long-time AARP Indiana volunteer leader and Indianapolis resident Joe Everett has been selected as the organization’s next state president.  This is the top volunteer leadership position for AARP Indiana – a nonprofit, nonpartisan social change organization with nearly 820,000 members statewide that advocates on issues critical to Hoosiers 50-plus and their families. Joe has volunteered with AARP Indiana since 2007, upon the conclusion of his professional career as a public affairs specialist with the Social Security Administration.  His extensive knowledge …

Hard-Working Hoosiers Need More Retirement Savings Options

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Advocacy By AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle Paying for the necessities is a stretch for many Hoosiers.  You add in utilities and healthcare and you have the two items on which seniors spend a disproportionate share of their income.  That doesn’t leave much to put toward saving for the future.  In fact, 45 percent of working-age households nationwide have no retirement savings. Yet there’s a bright spot: when employers offer an opportunity to save for retirement seven out of ten …

Let’s Show Support for Our Hoosier Family Caregivers

Posted on 01/14/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Advocacy By AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle As we settle back into work after the holiday season, let’s be sure to remember and recognize those who didn’t have any time off – the more than 1.3 million Hoosier family caregivers. For most of them, caring for a loved one is a 24/7, taxing – and rewarding – job.  It’s a hard job, and these folks are stepping up to the plate to help their loved ones age at home, where …