AARP invites YOU to 2016 Family Caregivers Day at the Capitol

Posted on 01/26/2016 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

SAVE THE DATE – Wednesday, February 24, 2016 You’re invited to join AARP Kentucky volunteers for the 2016 Family Caregivers Day at the Capitol. This is your opportunity to support Kentucky’s 650,000 unpaid family caregivers caring for loved ones. It’s also your opportunity to meet your state legislators and talk one-on-one about the needs of family caregiving and retirement security in the 2016 General Assembly. Your presence in the State Capitol will help family caregivers and help to make their …

What’s Next? Life Reimagined Can Help

Posted on 01/1/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

AARP Kentucky is holding free Life Reimagined checkups throughout the state this winter to help people 50-plus navigate life transitions in areas such as work, relationships and well-being. Through fun activities and interesting conversations, participants reflect on where they are, decide where they want to go and make a plan to get there. “Those who have lost a job or loved one, moved to a new town or had a change in health can use a Life Reimagined checkup to …

Bill Aims to Help Employees Save on the Job

Posted on 12/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About 51 percent of Kentucky’s private sector employees—approximately 795,000 people—don’t have access to a retirement savings plan at work, and many are only one crisis away from draining their savings. That’s why AARP Kentucky is urging lawmakers to pass a bill that would create a state-facilitated retirement savings plan. Under the proposed Work and Save legislation, small-business owners could help their employees save for retirement through automatic payroll deductions deposited to individual accounts managed by the state. Self-employed workers could …

AARP honors local family caregiver, JoAnn from Hebron

Posted on 11/20/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

“I was stressed and worn out. I could not work and take care of him so I eventually took an early retirement. It was the only way I felt I could survive,” said JoAnn. Since the 1990s, JoAnn, age 66, cared for her husband, John, a former police officer, due to disability from injuries, heart disease, and lung and colon cancer. As his health declined, John depended solely on JoAnn for constant, complex care. John died in 2014; JoAnn now …

Social Security Focus of AARP Live on RFD-TV

Posted on 11/19/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Does your candidate have a plan? Watch AARP Live and Join the Conversation! Presidential candidates want our votes for the highest office in the land, but where do they stand on one of America’s greatest promises—Social Security? Do they have a plan? Most candidates are talking about the future of Social Security, but who has a real plan? Today, one in six Americans receive Social Security – it’s a lifeline for millions of retirees, disabled workers, widows, widowers and children. On …

AARP Kentucky recognizes Steve Polston with most prestigious volunteer award; Lynn Hammack & Suzanne Reasbeck, runners up

Posted on 11/15/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Steve Polston – who has spent years helping the homeless in Lexington – is the 2015 winner of the AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service. And the New Life Day Center, a non-profit facility founded by Polston, is a big winner too – earning a $2,000 check from AARP Kentucky. The Andrus Award – named after AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus – is given annually to an outstanding older Kentuckian who is making a powerful difference in his/her community …