Debate for Governor: Tune in Oct. 6

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP | Events | Voters AARP is cosponsoring a gubernatorial debate in Kentucky, one of only three states electing a governor this year. State Attorney General Jack Conway (D) and businessman Matt Bevin (R) will face off at Centre College in Danville Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. WAVE 3 News will broadcast the debate statewide. The candidates will field questions important to voters 50 and older, such as how to relieve the burden on about 648,000 unpaid family caregivers in the state and how to …

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

Posted on 08/18/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Volunteering 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 …

Use technology confidently. The AARP TEK Academy has launched!

Posted on 08/17/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Technology AARP TEK began with hands-on workshops in select cities across the country to help the 50-plus audience embrace mobile technology to live their best lives. To increase impact, they recently launched AARP TEK Academy, a free, easy-to-use online learning site at www.aarptek.org AARP TEK Academy is for anyone who wants to get the most out of their mobile devices, stay safe online and pursue online learning on an array of interests such as professional development, healthy living, online money management, …

Social Security Turns 80, Loved by Americans of All Ages

Posted on 08/14/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ Remains Key to Retirement, Living Independently, Important for Future Generations, According to AARP Survey AARP released results of a survey this week as we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According to the national survey of adults, Social Security remains a core part of retirement security, and remains popular across generations and political ideologies. …

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 …