Fraud Watch: Know Your Charity

Posted on 08/3/2015 by | Communications Director | Comments

Uncategorized YOU WOULD NOT CALL THIS ONE “SWEET CHARITY” It is a fundamental part of our national character for Americans to try to help those who are needy or suffering. Cancer is a horrible disease.   According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 39.6 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes. Cancer research, prevention and treatment are a compelling cause, and donations have made progress possible in some areas. Unfortunately, there are people who …

Fraud Watch: Company To Pay For Mortgage Practices

Posted on 07/14/2015 by | Communications Director | Comments

Fraud | Uncategorized Green Tree Servicing Agrees to pay $63 million for Mistreating Mortgage Borrowers In business, sometimes a company has good days and sometimes it has bad ones.  It is worse for the company when the bad ones are self-inflicted. Friday, April 17, 2015, was a good day for Walter Investment Management Corp.  The company announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Green Tree Servicing LLC (“Green Tree”), had received a superior Five STAR designation under the Fannie Mae (“FNMA”) Servicer Total Achievement …

U.S. Rep. Diane Black Discusses Family Caregiving During AARP Forum on Capitol Hill

Posted on 07/8/2015 by | Communications Director | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2015   U.S. Rep. Diane Black Discusses Family Caregiving During AARP Forum on Capitol Hill Lawmakers, Business Leaders, Advocates address strategies and policies to help caregivers WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of Congress, including U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) joined leaders from the employer, health care, venture funding, entrepreneurial, and consumer advocacy communities today for a discussion on the challenges facing—and potential solutions for—the 40 million Americans who provide care for their parents, spouses/partners, and other …

New Incentive to Buy Healthy Foods

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

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources It’s hard to plan meals when money is tight and it may be even harder to spend limited cash on perishables. In an effort to improve nutrition, a new program will offer incentives for low-income people to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. The program, which will launch in September in about a dozen Tennessee counties, is for people enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Customers who use a SNAP card to buy fresh produce at select Kroger’s stores …

Helping Hands: Current Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on 06/17/2015 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering     Did you know that Tennessee ranks among the top states in the entire U.S. for AARP volunteers?  We truly are the Volunteer State! Members and friends are working with us statewide to make our communities more livable for people of all ages, provide resources for folks caring for loved ones and raise awareness about fraud and scams.  Below, you’ll find even more ways to help! CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES   Life Reimagined Event Coordinator We need an active, outgoing, volunteer to help …

UPCOMING EVENTS

Posted on 06/17/2015 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Events   What we do might surprise you. We’re all about real possibilities. To find out more about the events or activities below, please visit our discounts page OR contact us at tnaarp@aarp.org.   JULY 2015 7/7  First Tuesday Discounts at Walgreens stores statewide 7/8  Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market, Nashville Farmers’ Market, 10 am – 2 pm (more info) 7/16: AARP Live on RFD-TV, 9 pm central/10 pm eastern. www.aarp.org/rfd 7/26 (through 8/29): Walgreens in store membership promotion! Individuals …