Kentucky Consumers Put Convenience Ahead of Safety on Laptops and Mobile Devices

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Fraud | Technology  AARP Launches “Watch Your Wi-Fi” Campaign to Increase Awareness of Risks on Free Public Wi-Fi A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, while tens-of-thousands admit to engaging in activity that could put them squarely in the sights of hackers looking to steal their personal information. An AARP Fraud Watch Network report, “Convenience versus Security,” shows that …

AARP backs Labor Department proposal that boosts chance of secure retirement

Posted on 07/23/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ Measure Would Protect Retirement Investors and Savers from Conflicts of Interest The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule to protect 401(k) and IRA investors against conflicts of interest in the financial services industry would better ensure that American families have adequate income in retirement, according to comments filed with the agency yesterday by AARP. The rule, proposed in April, would require financial advisers to provide advice in their clients’ best interest, rather than meeting an inadequate standard currently applicable to some …

Kentucky Family Caregivers Provide $7 Billion in Unpaid Care According to AARP Study

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers. Family caregivers in Kentucky provided 603 million hours of care—worth an estimated $7 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual sales …

648,000 Kentucky caregivers need your help: please sign our petition

Posted on 07/10/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving AARP Kentucky is working to supports the state’s family caregivers – an unpaid silent army 648,000 strong who help make it possible for older Kentuckians to live independently at home, where they want to be. We need your help to do more for these family caregivers. Download a copy of the petition, here: 2016 KY Family Caregiving Support In Kentucky alone, 648,000 Kentuckians are caregivers to other adults, providing care valued at a staggering $7 billion annually. Many people incorrectly …

You’re Invited!

Posted on 07/7/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Caregiving | Finances 50+ | Fraud | Health & Wellbeing Mark your calendar for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging Watch Party hosted by AARP Kentucky  and the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging. The 2015 White House Conference on Aging builds on a year-long effort to listen, learn, and share with older adults, families, caregivers, advocates, community leaders, and experts in the aging field. The 2015 Conference aims to embrace the transformative demographic shift occurring in the United States and recognize the possibilities of aging. The …

Fancy Farm: Size up Candidates, Issues

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Voters AARP Kentucky will be at the 135th Fancy Farm Picnic on Aug. 1 asking gubernatorial candidates to explain their plans to improve long-term care and financial security. The annual event in Graves County has long been a favorite place to kick off campaigns in Kentucky, one of three states that will choose a new governor this year. “In contrast to today’s digital-driven elections, Fancy Farm introduces candidates to voters face-to-face, with old-fashioned stump speeches and handshaking,” said Ron Bridges, AARP …