AARP WV Survey Shows Strong Support For Home and Community Based Services

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-02-27T16:34:47-04:00">February 27, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-27T16:42:22-04:00">February 27, 2019</time> by AARP West Virginia

As West Virginia’s population grows older, a recent AARP West Virginia survey finds that an overwhelming number of West Virginians support home and community-based services; critical programs that promote greater responsiveness to the needs of older West Virginians. Home- and community-based services provide opportunities for West Virginia residents to receive care in their own home or community. Types of care could include help with personal care, health care, meals, or household chores. Receiving care at home is often less expensive …

AARP WV to co-host February 2019 WV Black History Month Lecture Series Events

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-02-05T16:19:47-04:00">February 5, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-05T16:21:11-04:00">February 5, 2019</time> by AARP West Virginia

AARP West Virginia is joining with the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs and the West Virginia Department to Arts, Culture and History to host a series of lecture events during the Mountain State’s celebration of Black History Month. The 2019 Black History Month Lecture Series events at the West Virginia Culture Center on the West Virginia State Capitol Complex (1900 Kanawha Blvd., E, Charleston, WV) are free and open to the public.   Saturday, February 16: “Black History in the …

AARP WV Leaders Outline 2019 State Advocacy Priorities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-23T17:21:27-04:00">January 23, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-01-23T17:24:41-04:00">January 23, 2019</time> by AARP West Virginia

Elimination of Social Security tax, caregiving, stronger protections against fraud & abuse among session goals   AARP West Virginia state leaders recently detailed the organization’s legislative agenda for the 2019 West Virginia Legislature, with a focus on legislative action in the areas of financial and retirement security, caregiving services and support, and strengthening communities. AARP West Virginia staff and volunteers are maintaining a very active presence at the State Capitol throughout the 60-day session, working on behalf of nearly 300,000 …

Listen to AARP West Virginia’s Prepare To Care Podcast

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-19T14:25:07-04:00">October 19, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-19T14:37:58-04:00">October 19, 2018</time> by AARP West Virginia

Introducing AARP West Virginia’s Prepare To Care podcast, focused on providing information and resources for family caregivers in West Virginia and beyond. The podcast is meant to serve as a resource for families in West Virginia and beyond, providing information and tools to assist individuals as they prepare to care for a loved one or if they already are in the midst of the family caregiving journey.   About Our Host:  Jane Marks is a wife, mother, daughter, pet owner, …

AARP West Virginia Releases 2018 Voter Issues Survey

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-04T09:40:38-04:00">October 4, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-04T10:36:03-04:00">October 4, 2018</time> by AARP West Virginia

In a newly released AARP poll, West Virginia voters age 50 and over are united in their concern over the economy, the opioid crisis, health care and personal finance issues. The 2018 West Virginia Voters 50+ Report, released by AARP West Virginia, found that jobs and the economy are incredibly top-of-mind among West Virginia’s 50+ voters – outpacing concerns about the opioid crisis, healthcare and education. Even among voters 65+, jobs are the top response with 43 percent of respondents …

VIDEO: AARP WV State President Discusses “Be The Difference. Vote!” Campaign Focused on 2018 Midterms

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-06-19T15:06:23-04:00">June 19, 2018</time> by AARP West Virginia

  VIDEO: AARP West Virginia State President Rich Stonestreet talks about the Mountain State’s most powerful voting bloc – 50+ voters – and how we can hold politicians accountable on critical issues like Medicare and Social Security by pledging to vote this November.   AARP has launched “Be The Difference. Vote™,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support Americans age 50-plus as they vote in the 2018 midterm elections. The campaign provides information on where politicians stand on the issues and …

WV House Speaker Tim Armstead: It’s Time To Roll Back Tax on Social Security Benefits

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-11T08:00:00-04:00">February 11, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-09T17:01:17-04:00">February 9, 2018</time> by AARP West Virginia

Guest Column by West Virginia House Speaker Tim Armstead February 11, 2018 West Virginia has one of the largest number retirees in its population per capita in the nation. Our retired residents are the lifeblood of our communities. They volunteer in civic organizations, serve as elders in our churches, and inspire and train our youth. Yet West Virginia places one burden on its retirees that’s not found in other states. West Virginia is one of only 13 states that taxes …

WV Senate President Mitch Carmichael: Amazing Things Await When We Invest in All West Virginians

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-28T08:15:00-04:00">January 28, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-26T16:39:18-04:00">January 26, 2018</time> by AARP West Virginia

Guest Column by West Virginia Senate President – Lt. Governor Mitch Carmichael January 28, 2018 You’ve certainly heard the old proverb: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” I know one of the strongest lessons instilled in me from both my parents and my teachers is that learning is a process that should never stop. An education is something that can truly change a …

East Hardy High School’s Clay Skovron Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-24T21:30:00-04:00">November 24, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-24T15:41:25-04:00">November 24, 2017</time> by AARP West Virginia

Cougars’ standout scholar athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Clay Skovron of East Hardy High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 26. A senior, Skovron is a 3.8 g.p.a. student. He serves as Pep Club President and is active in Future Farmers of America. Clay is the son of Eric and Jennifer Skovron of Lost City. Skovron is a four-year member of Coach Chad Williams Cougars’ football program, …

Elkins High’s George Triplett Named AARP WV/MetroNews Scholar Athlete Of The Week

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-17T21:30:00-04:00">November 17, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-16T19:26:07-04:00">November 16, 2017</time> by AARP West Virginia

Tigers’ two-sport student athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor George Triplett of Elkins High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 19. A senior, Triplett is a 4.47 g.p.a. AP Honors student. He serves as Elkins High Student Body President, and is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. He has participated in the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State program. George is the son of …