Ashley Schmidt

Ashley Schmidt joined the AARP Kentucky team as Director of Communications in the spring of 2014. Prior to coming to Kentucky, she worked for AARP Texas. Ashley holds a master’s and a doctorate in sociology from Florida State University. Ashley works in the communications department, managing the Texas state Bulletin page, working with members of the press and placing ads as well as producing press releases, op-eds, letters to the editor and more.
AARP community challenge
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, housing and other area, thereby improving communities.
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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!
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Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity in the Bluegrass?
Winner AARP Age Friendly Award
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.
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Lace up your tennis shoes and get to know AARP Kentucky volunteers and staff on Thursday, April 26 th and Friday, April 27 th at the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon Expo.
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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.
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Supporting family caregivers, enhancing retirement security, and helping Kentuckians live independently are among AARP Kentucky’s top state legislative priorities.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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