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AARP Sponsors Online Discussion with CT House Leaders on CTMirror.org

Posted on 12/2/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy | Connecticut | Home & Family | Money & Work The Connecticut Mirror will host a special Google Hangout with House leaders on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in advance of the 2015 legislative session. The event is sponsored by AARP Connecticut and will begin at 11 a.m. on ctmirror.org.  The video also will be posted at this link to view later. Joining host and Mirror Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas will be House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, and Rep. Themis Klarides, R-Derby, who was elected House minority leader, becoming …

Caregiver Concerns Top AARP Advocacy Agenda

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

Advocacy | Arizona By Miriam Davidson Nine months after her husband received a pacemaker, Ginny Correa Creager was horrified one day in 2012 to see wires protruding from an oozing wound in his chest. After Scott Creager, now 86, had emergency surgery to install another pacemaker, Ginny, then 71, of Litchfield Park, was given a box of medical supplies and told it was her job to keep the cavity that was left by the first device from getting infected. “They wanted to tell …

Help for Paying Utility Bills in Winter

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

Home & Family | Missouri AARP encourages Missourians on fixed incomes to apply for Utilicare, which helps thousands of households pay for utility bills during cold winter weather. Energy demand was 27 percent higher than average nationwide last winter, according to the National Climatic Data Center. “This program offers peace of mind for people who otherwise might have to choose between staying warm or buying medicines and groceries,” said Craig Eichelman, AARP state director. Missourians may qualify for Utilicare if their annual income does not …

AARP opposes action on land lines in lame duck session

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy | Ohio COLUMBUS, OH – AT&T has returned to the Ohio Statehouse once again asking the state legislature to adopt a proposal that would have rural Ohioans lose their copper land line service, and also would deny them fiber optic cable service. AARP Ohio opposes moving this complex proposal during the lame duck session and is urging more study before legislators consider this proposal. Following is a statement by Jane Taylor, state director for AARP Ohio: “We must always be watching and …

¿Habla AARP? Join Us at La Feria de la Familia

Posted on 11/3/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Washington DC On November 9, 2014, AARP DC welcomes Washington, DC-area Latinos to La Feria de la Familia (Family Fair), a FREE festive event sponsored by the Spanish-language television network Telemundo. At the AARP DC booth #425, we will provide family health and consumer information, from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the D.C. Armory during this event. La Feria, will have AARP DC bilingual volunteers and staff at its booth to provide information about financial security, keeping Social Security strong, signing …

Taking on Electricity Rate Hikes

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Louisiana | Money & Work | Volunteering Residents of Algiers, a community in New Orleans, will see an increase in their utility bills—but it could have been worse had AARP Louisiana not stepped in to rein in the hike. In 2013, Entergy Louisiana filed a request with the New Orleans City Council to raise rates for customers in Algiers by 42 percent over three years. AARP fought the proposal, bringing the total increase down from $12.9 million to $9.3 million, with the added cost phased in over …