Enlisting Another Mother

Posted on 04/23/2015 by | Communications Director | Comments

Volunteering Maggie Biscarr of AARP Foundation-Hunger, nudged her mother, Susanne Crass, to volunteer for AARP and “talked her up” to AARP Tennessee staff. Now, her mother, a retiree and cancer survivor, is also a co-lead for Life Reimagined. When Susanne—a dyed-in-the-wool  ‘people person’—told Maggie she was volunteering at her public library doing filing, Maggie encouraged her to check out Life Reimagined. “I liked the idea, so I went to the checkup and the guide training.” But there was a small challenge: …

AARP Tennessee Applauds Senators for Supporting Medicare Access Bill

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | Communications Director | Comments

Advocacy AARP Tennessee Applauds Senator Alexander and Senator Corker for Supporting Medicare Access Bill NASHVILLE, TENN. — This week, the U.S. Senate voted on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R. 2) that permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate reimbursements to physicians under Medicare. AARP applauds the momentous bipartisan Senate vote on MACRA to repeal and replace the flawed SGR formula with an improved payment system, which included supportive votes from Tennessee …

We appreciate our AARP Tennessee volunteers

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | Communications Director | Comments

Volunteering It’s National Volunteer Week and the entire team at AARP Tennessee is grateful to have so many volunteers who generously share their abilities with us. Here’s a special message from AARP Tennessee State President Donna Dean.


Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Disaster rarely gives you a heads up, and can take many unexpected forms. Everyone should have a plan of action, but some Americans can be particularly vulnerable during times of uncertainty. It’s important to keep this in mind when forming an effective plan, and to consider your personal needs. Disaster preparation is more than storing water and food, and every situation requires a different solution. On our recent episode of  AARP Live, our panel of experts shared important information to help you and your loved …

Road to Safer Driving May Lead to Discount

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Sheila Burke When Jack Copeland signed up for the AARP Smart Driver course, he had one motive: saving money on his car insurance. With more than 50 years of experience behind the wheel, it’s not as if he needed to learn how to drive. But much to the surprise of the 70-year-old retired federal worker, the course taught him several things he didn’t know and reminded him of a few rules he had forgotten. He learned how to enter …

Help Hearing on the Phone

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Chatting on the phone can be frustrating for people who are hard of hearing, and may even be dangerous if they miss important information. AARP Tennessee is spreading the word that technology is available—in some cases, for free—to help people communicate by phone even if they can’t hear well. CapTel (captioned telephone) is a service that uses voice recognition technology to spell out the words being spoken on the other end of the line. Hearing loss is one of the …