Getting Around: Low-Cost Rides, Free Bus Trips

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

Community | Livable Communities By Sheila Burke When back problems sidelined Dorothy King, she found herself relying more and more on her daughter and neighbors for rides. But the 82-year-old Maryville widow, who stopped driving because of her health and “slow response time,” found a transportation program that changed her life. She was able to register with the low-cost Blount County Senior Miles (SMiles) program, which uses volunteer drivers. She gets rides to the hair salon, the grocery store and medical appointments. Participants must …

UPCOMING EVENTS in TENNESSEE

Posted on 08/25/2015 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. SEPTEMBER 2015 9/2 – Disney On Ice “FROZEN”  Discount code: PARIS Ticketmaster 9/8 – First Tuesday Discounts at Walgreens stores statewide 9/9 – Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market, Nashville Farmers’ Market (more info) 9/11 – AARP’s Celebration of Service – help fight hunger in your community! (more info) …

Join the Celebration!

Posted on 08/13/2015 by | Communications Director | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering AARP Tennessee’s Celebration of Service is Sept. 11 AARP Tennessee’s annual service day is Sept. 11 we need your help to make the biggest difference possible. Our Celebration of Service focus is once again on hunger – did you know that nearly one in five older Tennesseans is at risk of going to bed hungry? Let’s stand united against this issue and put our passion to work to help feed hungry Tennesseans! There are several ways you can fight hunger: …

5 Reasons to Visit Dollywood

Posted on 08/5/2015 by | Communications Director | Comments

About AARP | Community For thousands of families in the Southeast, Dollywood is an entertainment institution. But, for many, Dollywood is an undiscovered gem. Well, maybe it’s time to make the trip to East Tennessee and see what all the fuss is about! Here are five great reasons to visit Dollywood for AARP Day this October! 1. AARP Discount! The first (and possibly most important) reason you should be seriously considering a visit to Dollywood is the cost-savings. Dollywood has been generous enough to …

8 Tips for a Great Day at Dollywood

Posted on 08/5/2015 by | Communications Director | Comments

About AARP | Community If you’re planning to visit Dollywood for AARP Day in October, you’ll find it’s actually pretty easy to have a great time. But, the sights and sounds of the park can be overwhelming, so we’ve assembled a list of the top 8 tips for making your visit a great time for the entire family. 1. Arrive Early The early bird gets the worm in most big theme parks and Dollywood is no exception. Arriving at the park for its opening …

5 Can’t Miss Attractions at Dollywood

Posted on 08/5/2015 by | Communications Director | Comments

About AARP | Community There’s so much to see and do at Dollywood, it’s tough to decide how to make the most of your visit. Luckily, we’re here to help shed some light on the top most “can’t miss” attractions at the park. 1. Award-winning Shows The show at Dollywood’s shows are world famous, and with good reason, they’ve even beaten out Disney for awards. See for yourself why Dollywood has won “best shows” Golden Ticket honors. If you enjoy shows, Dollywood produces some …