— AARP Kentucky Announces Annual Real Possibilities Faith Award Nominees Local volunteers working with their faith community are making a difference in Louisville – everyday. In 2017, AARP Kentucky launched its Real Possibilities Faith Award as one way to recognize long-serving volunteer members of Louisville’s faith communities who are often “unsung heroes.” The 2018 Real Possibilities Faith Award winning nominees and the top winners in each category will be announced at a community celebration scheduled for Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m.  …

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— Statewide 5th Grade Essay Contest Celebrates Grandparents Shane Ritter at Old Mill Elementary in Mt. Washington earned top honors in the 2017-18 Grandparent of the Year essay contest sponsored by Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) and AARP Kentucky. Shane and his grandmother, Kathryn Thompson, received their awards at the 17th Annual “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” ceremony at the KRTA Annual Convention in Louisville. The Old Mill Elementary School (Mt. Washington) student’s grandmother was the subject of his winning …

— Join AARP Kentucky’s Louisville Community Team for a cool treat and learn about what we’re doing in the community. AARP members and 1 guest are welcome to enjoy one 6 ounce cup of ice cream at our expense, up to the first 200 attendees. There are over 250 choices to choose from. You must bring your membership card with you to receive the free cup. When: Wednesday, May 9th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Where: The Arctic Scoop, 841 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, …

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— Make Time to Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer for the 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service AARP Kentucky is seeking nominations for our 2018  Andrus Award for Community Service – AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The Andrus Award recognizes outstanding Kentuckians age 50-plus who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways consistent with the AARP mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service and are inspiring others to volunteer. Nominations are open until June …

— AARP Kentucky is encouraging members to vote in the primary elections on Tuesday, May 22, and reminding them to carry identification, in case it is needed. Kentucky law requires poll workers to identify voters either by personal acquaintance or with a document such as a driver’s license, Social Security card, credit card or other form of identification. Races on the ballot include seats in both houses of the state legislature, the state Supreme Court and the U.S. House of Representatives, …

— Fair Housing Act Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Lexington Lexington housing advocates hosted a 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act Celebration.  As a Bronze Sponsor, AARP Lexington volunteers had the opportunity to meet and discuss age-friendly/livable and housing community issues with local activists and leaders. The keynote address was delivered by Anna Maria Farías Assistant Secretary, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Executive Council Member Merrylyn Moran Smith joined with other local …

— 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 …

— 2018 AARP Real Possibilities Faith Awards Nominations for our 2018 AARP Real Possibilities Faith Awards are now open! Know someone in your faith community who is an unsung hero? Someone who’s always helping out? AARP Kentucky wants to honor them at the 2nd Annual Real Possibilities Faith Awards. Nominations open from April 1 to May 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Nominate that special volunteer from your organization online for the AARP Real Possibilities Faith Award, today: http://spr.ly/6188DZI0G. Each nominee will …

— In Your Own Write If you have ever thought about writing your own book, this free writers’ workshop in Louisville is for you!  And maybe it’s time to put that family caregiving story into writing. Join our distinguished panel of published authors from Hydra Publications who will discuss their influences and their writing process.  They’ll also share real-life tips on how you can start writing your very own Great American Novel! Who: Open to Public What: Free Writers’ Workshop Where: …

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— Kentucky Retirees Pay More State Taxes in 2019 In the final hours of Kentucky’s 2018 General Assembly, AARP Kentucky is urging lawmakers to hear the voices of Kentuckians and take action to protect retirees. The state office is calling on the General Assembly and Governor Bevin to reject any tax increase on retirement income and restore deductions for medical expenses. AARP Kentucky released a statement calling on the General Assembly and Governor Bevin to reject any changes to the state’s …