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 …

AARP Tennessee Wants to Know: Who is doing great work in your community?

Posted on 04/30/2015 by | Communications Director | Comments

Community | Volunteering Call for Nominations for AARP’s Andrus Award for Community Service Winner to receive $3,000 for charity of their choice Editor’s Note: The application deadline has been extended to June 30, 2015, so be sure to nominate someone from your community! Who is doing extraordinary volunteer work in YOUR community? AARP Tennessee invites you to thank them with a nomination for the state’s 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service. The Tennessee winner earns $3,000 for the charity of their choice. The …

Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market – Presented by AARP

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Events | Volunteering Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market presented by AARP Partnership brings programs, services, and discounts to middle Tennessee Meet Me at the Farmers’ Market presented by AARP is an interactive event happening the second Wednesday each month from May through December at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. This unique, indoor/outdoor experience offers shopping, dining, cooking demos, gardening workshops, fitness classes, and more. The AARP Real Possibilities booth will feature a variety of local personalities sharing practical tips on topics including AARP’s …

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.