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Tropical Storm Ida has moved into the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to strengthen to a hurricane quickly - possibly Category 3 by the time it makes expected landfall on Sunday, August 29. Depending on the final track of the storm, both coastal and inland areas of Alabama can potentially expect the following:
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Hurricane season has begun, and even those inland can experience devastating storm effects. AARP Alabama warns residents to prepare.
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Which issues will be front and center when the state legislature convenes in January? Find out during a tele-town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 28. AARP Alabama will detail its legislative priorities for 2018, including help for family caregivers, access to home and community-based services, improving guardianship laws, and protecting Medicaid.
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If you are gravely ill and unable to speak for yourself, who will make medical decisions for you? Who will handle your estate when you die?
The Alabama Legislature has proposed budget cuts as high as 50% to home- and community-based services (HCBS) for the elderly and homebound. These services include: prescription assistance, meals on wheels, home health aides, personal care assistants, respite care, and other critical services.
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Dr. Martha Poole Simmons receives AARP Alabama’s most prestigious Volunteer award for Community Service
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In Alabama, electric and gas customers still pay some of the highest bills in the South, while Alabama’s big utilities reap some of the highest allowed profits in the country.  Following nearly a year of informal meetings by the Public Service Commission (PSC) on the rates and profits of Mobile Gas, Alabama Gas, and Alabama Power, the status quo remains with Alabamians seeing little if any relief on their utility bills.
Reduce your chances of becoming a victim of ID theft by safely destroying your personal documents with the help of AARP Alabama at their Free Shredding Event on November 15, 2013.
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During November, National Caregiving Month, AARP gathered stories from caregivers throughout Alabama, and we would like to share the Parks’ story with you.
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