— A couple of years ago Indianapolis Power & Light Co. (IPL) raised utility rates. Now they want to raise them again. IPL is requesting an increase of about $96.7 million in overall annual operating revenues – that’s a 7.1% increase!  Worse yet — they want to increase the “fixed charge” – which is the amount we customers pay regardless of how much electricity we use – from $17 to $27 a month. This is a 60% increase for Hoosier customers …

— By Jenny Elig On the last Sunday of May, Karen Dalton will don a vibrant yellow shirt, black pants and a white hat and head to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On that day, and almost daily during the spring and summer, she’ll log long hours as a member of the Speedway’s Safety Patrol. It’s a family tradition for Dalton, 68, of Greenwood. She first tagged along to the track as a 5-year-old, accompanying her father, Cloyd Thompson. Thompson would put …

— Our Special Online Sessions Can Help You Balance Them Juggling It All: Tips for Working Caregivers Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Did you know that six out of 10 Americans are taking care of a loved one age 50 or older — and many are doing it while also trying to earn a living? You want to balance your caregiving responsibilities with everything …

— Join our series of online Q&A sessions to learn how to avoid them. Stay Safe from Common Scams Part 1: IRS Imposter Scam — Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Medicare Card Scam — Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7– 7:30 p.m. ET Ads & Scams — Trends, Tips and Tools from the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET Fraud and scams seem to be everywhere these days. Take …

— AARP Indiana is sponsoring several events this month to help Hoosiers with spring cleaning and fighting fraud. The first event offers free paper shredding at Wesselman Park in Evansville on Friday, April 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. In addition, AARP is working with Crimestoppers of Central Indiana to offer shredding, recycling of small electronics and computers, and safe disposal of pharmaceuticals at five locations on Saturday, April 21. At these events, consumers are requested to make a $5 donation to Crime-stoppers …

— Our online Q&A sessions can help you keep your loved one secure. Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe at Home Part 1: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Nearly half of family caregivers are caring for a loved one who still lives in his or her home. Another 35 percent share a home with the loved one in their care. You want a safe and secure home …

— Join our online Q&A sessions to learn how to age-proof your career. As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. What are you doing to help employers recognize them? Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your current company or thinking about a career change, you want to showcase your skills with confidence. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions, Age-Proof Your Career for simple tips and tools to help you …

— City is the first in the state to join AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities AARP Indiana officially recognized the City of Fishers today for being Indiana’s first city to join AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. AARP Indiana State Director, Sarah Waddle joined Fishers City Council President Todd Zimmerman and residents at an event to present the city with its official letter recognizing it as one of the 191 …

— By CJ Woodring It’s been said the best things in life are free. And that pretty well describes the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, said Robert J. Dietrich, a coordinator for the service. “It hits the nail on the head with what our goal is: to provide a service to people at no cost, and from the little bit that I hear from clients, they’re very thankful for that service,” the 75-year-old Evansville resident said. After four years as a tax …

— Join our online Q&A sessions for tools for keeping your 2018 healthy resolutions all year What are your healthy goals for 2018? Do you want to eat healthier? Do you want a new fitness plan? Do you want to focus on better sleep? No matter what your healthy goals are—or whether you’ve even set them yet—you can learn about how to get on track and stay on track. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions: Staying Healthy in 2018: How to …