Live in Lexington? Learn how to beat con artists at their own game

Posted on 03/5/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Events | Money & Work Con artists don’t care how hard you worked. Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money every year. Research shows that more than $20 billion was stolen from about 13 million victims in 2012, according the latest Javelin Strategy and Research reports on identity fraud. Older adults tend to be bilked out of about $3 billion every year. AARP is fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. It provides resources to help you …

Looking to start your own business? Don’t know where do begin?

Posted on 02/11/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Events | Money & Work We can help! Many Boomers are using their decades of experience and business connections to become their own bosses. These “encore entrepreneurs” rely on a lifetime of knowledge as they start their businesses. And their numbers are growing. Millions of experienced workers over the age of 50 are now self-employed. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP are teaming up to host an event in Louisville targeting individuals over the age of 50 who want to start or grow …

AARP Kentucky offers Discounted Driver Safety Course in Celebration of Black History Month

Posted on 02/2/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Local Resources This February, AARP Driver Safety is celebrating Black History Month by inviting AARP members and nonmembers to take its online course for 30% off. Courses cover an array of useful material such as learning how to monitor your own and your loved ones’ driving capabilities, how to minimize the dangers of blind spots, how traffic laws have changed, and how medication can alter your reaction time. “Not only does the program train students to develop better driving habits, but it …

Helping Caregivers Perform Follow-Up Tasks

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering AARP Kentucky is building a grassroots coalition to push for legislation that could give caregivers greater confidence in caring for a family member after a hospital stay. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act would allow each patient to identify a family caregiver, require the hospital to notify the caregiver when the patient is moved or discharged, and ensure that hospital staff show caregivers how to perform follow-up tasks, such as managing medications or dressing wounds, before the patient goes …

Prepare to Care Eases Burden on Families

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering AARP Kentucky is giving Prepare to Care presentations across the state to help ease the burden on family caregivers. The sessions prepare caregivers to talk with family members to assess their needs, locate resources and organize important documents. In Kentucky, more than 730,000 people help their parents, spouses or other loved ones remain at home—rather than move into institutional settings—by helping them with bathing, meals, transportation, finances and medical tasks such as managing medications or dressing wounds. Community organizations and …

Live in Bowling Green? Learn How to Plan for a Successful Retirement

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Events | Money & Work Planning for a successful retirement will take more than just Social Security. And while Social Security is important, there are other options to ensure a smooth transition. Please join our experts in academia, the finance industry and AARP at a Solutions Forum on Thursday, November 13th for a discussion on how to effectively prepare for a financially secure retirement in a time when pensions are fading and social security is at risk. Registration is required as breakfast will be served. …