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Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
By Teresa Holt, AARP Alaska State Director
The Alaska Legislature can change the landscape on retirement readiness in our state by passing Alaska Work and Save legislation (SB 135). Alaska Work and Save will provide an easy, low-cost retirement savings option to help small businesses give employees a way to save and take control of their future.
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
by Teresa Holt, AARP Alaska State Director
Why AARP is fighting for pensions for public sector employees
It’s golf season, when icy temperatures surrender to summer’s midnight sun — ideal for teeing off with AARP at the Anchorage Golf Course.
The Alaska Legislature began its 33rd session on January 17. The session will run for two years, (2023 and 2024). The Legislature has 121 days to conduct their regular session each year.
A new session for the state Legislature starts in January 2023, and AARP Alaska is looking for volunteers to speak out on behalf of those 50-plus.
Alaska has the fastest growing senior population in the nation, which means an increasing number of Alaskans are living with dementia. Our state needs to be prepared to address the needs of aging Alaskans, and the passage of House Bill 308 was a big step in the right direction.
This update was written by Marge Stoneking, AARP Alaska's Associate State Director of Advocacy.
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