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— AARP Community Challenge Grant Program to Help Make Communities Better Places to Live for All Ages AARP is now accepting applications for Community Challenge grants to fund projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative that aims to make our communities great places to live for everyone. The application deadline is June 30, 2017 and all projects must be completed by November 1, 2017. All applications must be submitted through …

— Learn how to create a family plan and find the support you need You may care for someone full time, 24/7. Or you may help someone with driving or grocery shopping a couple times a week. Either way, you’re a caregiver. And AARP’s caregiving expert, Amy Goyer, is here to guide you on your journey during the Online CAREversations Workshop. It’s a live, interactive event, so it’s the perfect way for busy people like you to access expert advice, interact …

— AARP Kentucky has teamed up with AARP Tennessee to cosponsor the third annual Welcome Home festival for veterans Sept. 13-16 in Clarksville, Tenn. The Volunteer State is home to more than 500,000 veterans, and Clarksville is home to Fort Campbell, one of the largest Army bases in the nation. The event will feature a parade; the American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall; food, wine and other beverages; and a concert Saturday evening. The celebration aims to honor and support everyone who …

— Inspired Service of Faith-filled Volunteers Recognized with 2017 AARP Real Possibilities Faith Awards AARP Kentucky volunteers, staff, and friends recently celebrated 23 inspiring, faith-filled volunteers nominated for their dedicated service in Louisville. The celebration experience was attended by more than 100, included a live band, and Emceed by WLOU 104.7 FM radio personality, Ms. Krystal. Wilma Mitchell, a local AARP Kentucky volunteer, helped to coordinate the outreach effort.  According to Mitchell, “I was honored and excited to be a part of …

— Congratulations, Nancy Lindsay of Danville! AARP Driver Safety depends in large part on thousands of volunteers nationwide who contribute their time, knowledge and expertise. Recognizing their passion, dedication and commitment to AARP Driver Safety is an integral part of the program. The prestigious Michael Seaton Volunteer of the Year Award is the highest award within the program, and annually recognizes Driver Safety’s most outstanding volunteer. The Volunteer of the Year Awards Program begins at the local level with the Volunteer …

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— New scorecard ranks Kentucky 50th in helping care for a growing populations of Kentuckians aging and living with disabilities.  Report calls for change in the pace to meet growing needs and shifting demographic demands. Picking Up the Pace of Change: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers – the third in a series of reports—ranks each state overall and on 25 specific indicators in five key dimensions: affordability and …

— Low-income Kentuckians 60 and older may be eligible for discounts on fresh produce at farmers markets across the state. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program issues $28 worth of vouchers to individuals 60-plus with annual income up to $22,311 and couples in that age range with income up to $30,044. The voucher can be redeemed for fresh, locally grown produce at dozens of state-approved farmers markets. “This program is a great way for many Kentuckians living on fixed incomes to …

— AARP Kentucky hosted a month-long nomination period to find a Real Possibilities Faith Award winner. The purpose of the award is to honor long-serving members of Louisville’s faith community who are often the unsung heroes. Faith groups across Louisville were encouraged to nominate deserving members from their faith families. Nominees were judged on the impact their work had on members of their faith community, how the work supported their faith group’s mission, and how it improved the lives of the …

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— Andrus Award recognizes community service AARP Kentucky is now seeking volunteer nominations for the 2017 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. The award is the Association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute recognizing outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. AARP Kentucky is now accepting nominations for the 2017 AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service. The Andrus Award recognizes outstanding Kentuckians age 50-plus who are making a powerful difference in their communities …

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— Senate Prepares to Vote on H.J. Resolution 66:  Time to Let States Lead Today, a secure retirement is out of reach for millions of Americans and nearly 800, 000 working Kentuckians. The issue is 55 million Americans don’t have a way to save for retirement at work, even though people are 15 times more likely to save if they can put money aside directly from their regular paycheck. Those who do not save enough for retirement risk becoming dependent on …