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Simple Things You Can Do to Lower Your Electric Bill During Summer Heat

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Oklahoma | Comments

Home & Family | Oklahoma By JOHNATHAN MAJID AARP Volunteer Although this summer has been noticeably cooler than past years, there is still plenty of time when Oklahoma heat and humidity can make your electric bill soar. There are some simple things you can do to keep your energy bills low when the mercury rises. Radiation from the sun heats up building materials in your home.  Heat – especially from the attic – then travels inside your home where it is cooler. That’s why it’s …

AARP Poll of Pennsylvania Likely 50+Voters Shows “Anxiety Index”

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | Pennsylvania | Press AARP Poll of Pennsylvania Likely 50+Voters Shows “Anxiety Index” Voters Worry Secure Retirement Slipping Away, Want to Elect Candidates Who Address Economic Security AARP Pennsylvania today released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them. Voters also want candidates to focus on improving financial security, as they believe incomes have not kept up with their cost of living, especially health costs, taxes and retirement security. …

Wrapping Up! AARP NY’s 2014 Legislative Session

Posted on 08/14/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP | New York | Press AARP New York members, activists, and volunteers joined together this year to make significant progress and win important victories on critical issues for older New Yorkers, including homeowners, consumers, family caregivers, and grandparents and other relatives raising children. Grassroots efforts and advocacy by AARP New York members, activists, and volunteers helped extend legal protections for homeowners facing foreclosure and moved us closer to providing utility consumers the independent voice they need to fight unfair rate hikes. Our team effort helped …

Ohio 50+ Voters Worry About Falling Behind

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy | Ohio COLUMBUS, OH – AARP today released a new election-year survey showing that Ohioans age 50+ who are likely to vote in the November election worry about their financial futures. Many of those who are not now retired worry that a secure retirement will be out of reach for them. Voters 50+ say they want to see candidates focus on improving their financial security, as they believe their incomes are not keeping up with the cost of living, especially health costs, …

Utility Watchdog Team Fights for Fair Rates

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Money & Work | Nevada | Volunteering Anticipating that power utility NV Energy will propose rate changes this summer, AARP Nevada is recruiting volunteers to join its Utility Watchdogs team. Summer cooling costs are particularly burdensome for Nevadans on fixed incomes. When the state Public Utilities Commission considers a rate case, AARP experts comment on the proposal, and the AARP Nevada Utility Watchdog team ensures consumers’ voices are heard. The volunteers recently helped defeat a Southwest Gas proposal to charge customers for infrastructure replacement before the work …

Make Your Voice Heard During AARP’s Upcoming Tour of Southern Maryland!

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Local Resources | Maryland Do you live in southern Maryland? Would you like a chance to talk to AARP in your community about the issues that matter to you and your family? Now’s your chance! AARP Maryland is hosting three member events around Southern Maryland during the dates of October 7-9, 2014, to raise awareness on important issues including retirement security, keeping utility rates as low as possible, and elder abuse. Join us for a conversation on these important topics, have refreshments and make …