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AARP is coming to Kenosha September 16-17 in new and exciting ways! Stop by our booth at a local fair for valuable resources, join us for our happy hour and bar trivia games and don’t miss your chance to be part of our audience during a live radio show. Details are below. We hope you can join us! Beyond Your Benefits: Connecting Retirees to Community Resources Fair Come check our booth at this interactive fair and see what great resources …

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This month we’re celebrating Social Security’s 80th anniversary, and reminding all Utahns how important it is to protect your Social Security number at all times. Unless you know you will need, it, do not carry your Social Security card in your wallet. Be extremely cautious of phishing emails from fake Social Security Administration (SSA) reps claiming you qualify for a new benefit. These imposters will likely ask you to fill out a form with all your personal information, which they …

Social Security 80th Anniversary

AARP Hawaii and U.S. Senator Brian Schatz joined hundreds of Hawaii seniors in celebrating the 80th anniversary of Social Security at the Ala Moana Hotel’s Hibiscus Ballroom on Saturday, August 15. The event took place at the 9th annual Aging in Place Conference, sponsored by KHON2’s Elderhood Project and Generations magazine, and featured singing, birthday cake, and brief remarks by Sen. Schatz. Social Security remains a bedrock program for millions of Americans, including about 250,000 Hawaii residents of all ages. …

Social Security

AARP released results of a new survey to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Social Security on August 14. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According to the national survey of adults, Social Security remains a core part of retirement security, and remains popular across generations and political ideologies. Americans want to live independently, but face challenges around saving for retirement that underscore the importance of …

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Vicissitudes…There’s a word you don’t hear every day Uncredited, Associated Press file photo shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Social Security Bill in Washington, Aug. 14, 1935.  Standing behind is Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, the first female cabinet member. But, it seems only fitting that today, 80 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the law creating Social Security, we should remember this word as part of a famous quote. “We can never insure one-hundred percent of the …

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Today marks a significant milestone in what Americans agree is one of the most important – if not the most important – government program – Social Security turns 80! And I can’t help but think about the significance of the number 80 as I reflect on a recent national survey that AARP conducted that found 80 percent of Americans plan to rely on Social Security. But many are anxious about the future of this earned benefit program. Here in New …

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Flash Mob Cuts “Social Security Card” Cake, Parties With Balloons, Birthday Cards Outside President’s Former Home NEW YORK, New York – Marking the 80th anniversary of Social Security, a flash mob of about 70 AARP volunteers and New York leaders of the association celebrated the earned benefits program today outside Roosevelt House on East 65th Street in Manhattan with a cake in Social Security card motif, red, white and blue balloons, and birthday cards. A second, similar celebration followed in …

Social Security

Remains Key to Retirement, Living Independently, Important for Future Generations, According to AARP Survey AARP released results of a survey this week as we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According to the national survey of adults, Social Security remains a core part of retirement security, and remains popular across generations and political ideologies. …

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It was 80 years ago today that President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law–on Aug. 14, 1935. In Arkansas, 666,172 people–among 59 million people nationwide–Social Security benefits. Social Security is the bedrock of financial security for all of us as we get older. It has kept millions of older people and their families out of poverty and help all people age with dignity. These benefits are earned during our working years, through the payroll taxes deducted from each …

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State Fair Celebration Showcases Popular Support for Program Des Moines, Aug. 14, 2015 – While commemorating the 80th anniversary of the signing of Social Security into law in 1935 today at the Iowa State Fair, AARP Iowa State President Martha Willits said the program “remains as important as ever.” AARP Iowa celebrated the occasion at in a State Fair tent complete with games, prizes, birthday cake, dignitaries, and the release of results of a new national AARP survey on American’s views of …