AARP sponsored World Elder Abuse Day Conference held in Prestonsburg, KY

Posted on 06/16/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect Hurt at any Age Every year some 2.1 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Researchers believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as five cases go unreported. Elder abuse is often a silent crime. Most of us never see it because most victims are abused behind closed doors by their own family members. And, too often, people who …

Statement by AARP Kentucky State Director on Attorney General Jack Conway’s Acceptance of the Invitation to Participate in a Gubernatorial Debate

Posted on 06/8/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Events | Voters The following is a statement by AARP Kentucky State Director Ron Bridges on Attorney General Jack Conway’s acceptance of the invitation to participate in a gubernatorial debate with Matt Bevin on Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 p.m. at Centre College. “We are pleased that candidates, Democratic Party candidate Jack Conway and Republican Party candidate Matt Bevin have accepted the invitation to participate in our October 6th gubernatorial debate in partnership with Centre College and WAVE 3 News.  This will be …

AARP wants to hear from you!

Posted on 06/2/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy AARP Policy Council seeks your input. Ever wonder how AARP develops their policies?  Every year we ask for input on our policies from members, volunteers and staff.  Don’t miss your chance to have your voice heard! Tell us what you think about AARP’s policy positions during our annual policy solicitation, which runs through Monday, August 31st.  The National Policy Council will take your suggestions into account as they make recommendations to the Board of Directors to update existing AARP policies.  Be sure …

Centre College, AARP and WAVE 3 News invite Kentucky gubernatorial candidates to debate

Posted on 05/20/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Voters With the result of Republican gubernatorial primary election still in flux, AARP Kentucky, alongside Center College and WAVE3, has extended invitations to Attorney General Jack Conway and his two potential Republican opponents, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin and Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer, to participate in a gubernatorial debate on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Matt Bevin has accepted. The hour-long event would be broadcast live across the Commonwealth on both television and radio stations by media partner WAVE 3 News. Scott Reynolds, …

Friday after 5 takes over Owensboro

Posted on 05/20/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Community | Events Join AARP at Friday After 5, a summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday on the Owensboro, Kentucky riverfront.  Friday After 5 is happening this June and continues through September 4th.  It takes place from 5pm until 10pm each Friday. The festival draws more than 50,000 visitors from the tri-state area every Friday After 5. Friday After 5 was named one of the “Top Ten Summer Festivals” in Kentucky and just won the prestigious Reader’s Choice Platinum Award for “Best Community Event” this year.  The festival includes live …

Step Up to the Plate for Food Drive

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing The Louisville Bats, a farm team of the Cincinnati Reds, invite you to enjoy an evening at the ballpark with family and friends. And, before settling into your seats, AARP Kentucky encourages you to drop off a donation to help feed the hungry. The team is offering discount admission ($5 field reserved seats or $9 premium seats) for AARP members and up to three guests on May 18 at 6:35 p.m. and June 15 at 7:05 p.m. AARP staff and …