AARP Community Challenge Grants Are Back in 2018!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-03-21T11:35:22-04:00">March 21, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/kentucky/">Kentucky</a></span></div></section> </div>

The AARP Community Challenge “quick-action” grant program, which is now accepting applications for 2018, is designed to spark change and improve the quality of life for people of all ages in communities nationwide. We know that great communities take a long time to build and sustain. But we also believe that quick actions can be the catalyst for long-term progress. These grants provide localities and nonprofits the chance to fund innovative projects that can inspire change in transportation, open spaces, …

Register for AARP Kentucky’s FREE Retirement Planning Workshop Series!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-03-05T14:38:56-04:00">March 5, 2018</time> by AARP Kentucky

Have you ever said to yourself, “If I’d just win the lottery, I’d retire” or “I wish I knew how to better secure my retirement”? If you answered yes, we have the workshops for you! AARP Kentucky is hosting a series of free workshops designed to help you plan for a more secure retirement. We’ll have sessions on: March 12: Medicare – Unveiling the Mystery March 19: Social Security – It Pays to Wait March 26: Investing 101  Sign up …

Volunteer with AARP Kentucky and United Way!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-03-01T13:58:00-04:00">March 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-01T13:58:58-04:00">March 1, 2018</time> by AARP Kentucky

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity in the Bluegrass? AARP Kentucky with United Way of the Bluegrass is looking for volunteers ages 55-plus to share their time and experience with a Central Kentucky student. As a volunteer for United Way, you’ll help students in the Lexington area succeed. We are pairing volunteers with schools and afterschool programs in Anderson, Clark, Fayette, Scott, and Woodford counties. Volunteers spend time tutoring and mentoring students in need of a little extra …

‘Golden Girls’ win AARP Kentucky’s Age Friendly City Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-17T14:15:52-04:00">January 17, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-17T14:22:15-04:00">January 17, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/kentucky/">Kentucky</a></span></div></section> </div>

Middle-school students Madie Alderdice, Kayla Aldridge, Lexie Mathis, Jenna Shupe, and Connor Thomas, otherwise known as the “Golden Girls” from Graves County, KY took home AARP Kentucky’s Age Friendly City Award at the 2017-2018 Future City Competition. The Future City Competition starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place?  To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue. The …

Start 2018 off on the right foot — train for the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon or Marathon!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-10T14:35:07-04:00">January 10, 2018</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/kentucky/">Kentucky</a></span></div></section> </div>

Lace up your tennis shoes and get to know AARP Kentucky volunteers and staff on Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th at the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon Expo. Pick up your race packet at the expo, then come by the AARP table to chat with us and learn what we’re doing in your community.  Be sure to check out your virtual race bag for a sweet treat from AARP. The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon is …

AARP Kentucky Says “Thank You” to Women Veterans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-06T09:00:00-04:00">December 6, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-06T09:17:52-04:00">December 6, 2017</time> by AARP Kentucky

At AARP, we salute and honor everyone who has served our great country.  That’s why we’re proud to support veterans and their families.  AARP Kentucky and KIPDA would like to show our appreciation for women veterans who have done so much to serve and protect, with a luncheon and resource fair. We invite women veterans in the Louisville area to join us on Friday, December 8th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries, for a meal …

Check out AARP Kentucky’s Legislative Agenda!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-30T15:09:27-04:00">November 30, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-30T15:37:40-04:00">November 30, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/kentucky/">Kentucky</a></span></div></section> </div>

Supporting family caregivers, enhancing retirement security, and helping Kentuckians live independently are among AARP Kentucky’s top state legislative priorities. AARP Kentucky advocates on policy issues that matter most to Kentuckians 50-plus and their families. AARP volunteers and staff work on both state and federal legislative issues. Whether attending lobby day, contacting legislative representatives or attending a town hall meeting, our 470,000 Kentucky members are an essential part of our advocacy efforts. The compassion, commitment and perseverance of our advocates and …

Idle Hour Park Enhancements Unveiled at Ceremony in Lexington

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-13T15:11:41-04:00">November 13, 2017</time> by AARP Kentucky

Mayor Jim Gray and Monica Conrad, Lexington Parks & Recreation Director, joined with local residents and AARP Kentucky to unveil the completed project in Idle Hour Park. Lexington was one of two recipients of an AARP Community Challenge Grant in Kentucky. Lexington Parks & Recreation was awarded the Community Challenge Grant in September, with the requirement that the project be completed by November 1st.  Quick work by the Parks & Recreation Department ensured that the Idle Hour Park project was …

Kentucky must honor it’s commitment to teachers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-02T14:05:00-04:00">November 2, 2017</time> by <div class="region-dropdown aarpe-accordion"> <header><span>4 States</span></header> <section><div class="region-list"><span class="region"><a href="https://states.aarp.org/region/kentucky/">Kentucky</a></span></div></section> </div>

Kentucky at an important crossroad.  The decisions the state makes now will determine whether our teachers, who work so hard to educate and support our children, are able to live independently and with dignity in retirement. AARP believes any proposal should consider the importance of teacher recruitment and retention for the children of the Commonwealth.  Considering the struggle many states are going to attract and retain qualified teachers, it’s imperative that Kentucky keep its defined benefit pension plan and make …

Meet our 2017 Andrus Award Winner — Norman O’Grady!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-18T15:32:13-04:00">October 18, 2017</time> by AARP Kentucky

Norman O’Grady – who, at the age of 93, has spent over thirty years helping low-income seniors in Louisville – is the 2017 winner of the AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service. And Project Warm, a non-profit where O’Grady spends much of his time and energy, is a big winner too – earning a $2,000 check from AARP Kentucky. AARP Kentucky honored Norman O’Grady today during a lunch at Project Warm.  The Andrus Award – named after AARP founder …