Money Smart Week, April 18-25

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

Finances 50+ | Money & Work Whether you’re buying a home, helping kids pay for college or planning for retirement, it pays to be financially savvy. AARP West Virginia is helping Mountain Staters get the know-how they need during Money Smart Week, April 18-25. The events cover topics ranging from basic budgeting to understanding credit to preventing fraud. Leaders from local businesses, financial institutions, libraries, nonprofit organizations and government agencies planned the observance in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank. According to an AARP study, 67 …

Stop Wasting Money and Energy

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

Home & Family Old appliances waste both energy and money. AARP West Virginia wants consumers to know help is available to make switching to power-saving devices more affordable. Appalachian Power, which serves about 477,000 customers in the Mountain State, offers cash incentives and free appliance recycling for old working refrigerators and freezers. Free energy audits are also available to help customers make their homes more energy-​efficient. Appalachian Power also accepts tax-deductible donations to its Neighbor to Neighbor program to help low-income people pay …

Wecome Back, Legislators

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy January is back-to-work time for state lawmakers, and AARP is primed to take action on behalf of West Virginians age 50-plus. The two-month regular session begins Jan. 14, and AARP West Virginia is mobilizing its Capitol Advocacy Team of volunteers to press for legislation to bolster retirement security, lighten the load on family caregivers and strengthen services that help people age in place. About 287,000 private sector workers in West Virginia do not have access to a workplace retirement savings …

Benefits Summit and Fair Planned in Charleston, WV December 6

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources AARP West Virginia, in partnership with the Partnership of African American Churches (PAAC), is hosting a free community event in Charleston, WV on Saturday, December 6 to help you discover organizations and opportunities in the Kanawha Valley Community and beyond. The benefits summit and fair will be held 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. Learn more about resources in your community that can help you get more out of life. Get information on nutrition, caregiving, job opportunities and …

Beware of Holiday Scams

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Money & Work It’s the holiday season, when people open their hearts and wallets to help those in need. But the holidays are a prime time for scammers to pose as charities. AARP West Virginia cautions members not to be taken advantage of when trying to help the disadvantaged. Donors can protect themselves by getting the name and address of any “organization” asking for money and checking it against licensed charities listed at apps.sos.wv.gov/business/charities. The AARP Fraud Watch Network also recommends checking charitynavigator.org. …

Ravenswood High School’s Preston Humphreys Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on 11/22/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Press Jackson County student athlete earns statewide honor   Preston Humphreys of Ravenswood High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 23. A junior, Preston is a 3.8 g.p.a. student. He is a member of the National Honor Society, and his school activities include Student Council, Service Learning program and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.He is the son of Jeff and Trudy Humphreys of Ravenswood. A kicker and defensive back for …