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 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 track …

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 …

CONSUMER CORNER: Be Aware of the Tax Refund Scam

Posted on 06/3/2015 by | Communications Director | Comments

Fraud Criminal Tax Fraud in Middle Tennessee by Alan Marx Hopefully by now you have finished and filed your income taxes.  In the past you could relax and, if you were lucky, just wait for your refund to arrive.  Ah, but that was in the past.  Now you may have unwelcome company and a long wait for that check.  As reported below, crooks may also be waiting for your refund. This year, as in past years, the IRS issued warnings about …

Medicaid at 50: A Lifeline with Limits

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing By Hollie Deese After Phillip Willis, 51, was in a devastating car accident 26 years ago, he was laid up for six weeks with a broken back and knee. His doctors warned him that his injuries were sure to bother him years down the road. “I had some disability then but not enough to get full benefits,” said Willis, of Centerville. “I worked and worked—up until the last few years, when it started taking its effect on me. I still …

Eat Healthy with Farmer’s Market Produce

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

Health & Wellbeing Just about everyone knows fresh produce and whole grains are healthy, but some people have difficulty including such foods in their daily diets. AARP Tennessee has a suggestion: Meet Me at the Farmer’s Market. Middle Tennesseeans of all ages are welcome to shop at the Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., 362 days a year. But those who go on the second Wednesday of each month will find AARP volunteers on hand with tips on how to cook …