social security

Medicare Celebrates Golden Anniversary on July 30

Posted on 07/30/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing Guess what’s turning 50?  For many AARP members who know that milestone well, it’s a program that is invaluable for their health and financial independence.  Medicare turned 50 on July 30. Former President Harry S. Truman received the first Medicare card immediately after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law in 1965, and since then it has helped redefine “real possibilities” for many Americans, often freeing them from the fear of devastating medical bills that could jeopardize their individual …

Celebrate 80 years of Social Security with AARP and the Durham Bulls

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ Join AARP and thousands of Durham Bull fans on Thursday, August 13, when AARP will be celebrating Social Security’s 80th birthday with some fun and excitement at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Enjoy a piece of free birthday cake, a commemorative photo of you and the ballpark, and of course the baseball action when the Bulls take on the Norfolk Tides at 7:00 pm. AARP has ten pairs of tickets to give-away to the first ten readers to e-mail us …

America’s Bedrock Programs

Posted on 07/27/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing By Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO — Where We Stand Your AARP This summer we celebrate the 80th anniversary of Social Security and the 50th anniversary of Medicare. These two essential programs are the bedrock of financial and health security for all Americans as they get older. We pay tribute to the long-term success of these programs because they have kept millions of older people and their families out of poverty, and they help all people age with independence and dignity. …

Register Today for Free Retirement Planning Sessions in August

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Community | Events | Finances 50+ | Money & Work AARP and Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)* will present free sessions in August to help people prepare financially for retirement. The events in Columbus, McCook and Hastings will review what soon-to-be-retirees need to know about Social Security and Medicare. “People will learn more about getting the most out of their hard-earned benefits so that they can make informed decisions based on their circumstances,” said Robin Szwanek, community outreach director for AARP in Nebraska. Bobbie Kierstead, Nebraska SHIIP senior …

Women need to focus on financial security

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Finances 50+ | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By Joyce DeMonnin, AARP Oregon Outreach Director Women have made substantial gains in the labor market. Nearly 60% of women are in the workforce today yet we still lag behind in retirement security. There are a variety reasons for this from leaving the workfoce to have children or doing family caregiving to earning less. Women also live on average five years longer than men. So what can we do to bridge the retirement security gap? AARP has excellent financial tools and resources …

AARP CEO Reaches Out to U.S. Senate

Posted on 07/12/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins met Wednesday with U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio in his D.C. office to discuss having Congress reauthorize the Older Americans Act and to work together to ensure that Social Security is sustainable for today’s 50-plus Americans and for future generations. Portman is a member of the Finance Commiittee which has jurisdiction over Social Security, pensions, and Medicare.