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— 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 …

— Join us for two live webcasts and get answers to your questions. Do you have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment? Get your answers live! Whether you’re enrolling for the first time or re-enrolling, the two-part Q&A series from AARP Learn@50+ provides answers about the 2018 enrollment process. In part one, AARP’s experts will review the Open Enrollment period (Nov. 1 to Dec. 15) and answer your questions about the process. In part two, the AARP team will lead a …

— Join us for two live Medicare webcasts and get answers to your questions Do you have questions about Medicare coverage and plan options? Whether you’re enrolling for the first time or entering open enrollment, the two-part Medicare Q&A series from Learn@50+ can get you answers about your 2017 plan options. In part one, AARP’s Medicare expert Susan Lutz will review the different parts of Medicare and answer your questions about enrollment periods for new Medicare recipients and open enrollment rules for …

— Frank Abagnale, who for more than 40 years has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists, will speak at the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts in Louisville on Thursday, Oct. 12. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:45 p.m. As an ambassador for AARP Fraud Watch Network, Abagnale will share tips on how to guard against identity theft and protect your good credit from scammers. A con artist in his youth, Abag­nale wrote Catch …

— Join us on September 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm ET for Part 1 of AARP’s Interactive Social Security Webinar as we explore each of the five most asked about (and often misunderstood) Social Security topics—including applying for benefits, survivor benefits, spousal benefits, the earnings limit, and benefits for married couples. Plus, you can ask specific questions for the experts to answer using our interactive Q&A tool. We’ll also introduce you to AARP’s easy-to-use online tools, including our Benefits Calculator and a …

— Low-income Kentuckians 60 and older may be eligible for discounts on fresh produce at farmers markets across the state. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program issues $28 worth of vouchers to individuals 60-plus with annual income up to $22,311 and couples in that age range with income up to $30,044. The voucher can be redeemed for fresh, locally grown produce at dozens of state-approved farmers markets. “This program is a great way for many Kentuckians living on fixed incomes to …

— Settlement with LG&E and Kentucky Utilities a Big Win for Kentuckians Kentucky Attorney General’s Office of Rate Intervention settlement with LG&E and KU to save Kentuckians $90 million annually – $33.2 million of that for residential ratepayers. In response to Attorney General Andy Beshear’s announcement that the Office of Rate Intervention has entered into a settlement with LG&E and KU, AARP Kentucky released the following statement by volunteer State President Charlotte Whittaker. “The bottom line is this settlement with LG&E and …

— When the General Assembly convenes Jan. 3, AARP advocates will be on the ground in Frankfort, pressing for legislation important to Kentuckians age 50-plus. To support the estimated 648,000 family caregivers in the state, AARP is seeking passage of the Kentucky Caregivers Act, which would provide information and training for family caregivers before a loved one comes home from a hospital stay. Another priority is developing a “work and save” option for nearly 795,000 private-sector workers whose employers do not …

— In a recent AARP survey, 4 in 5 Kentucky voters ages 35-64 and of all political views expressed concerns about low retirement savings. More than half of private sector workers in Kentucky—almost 800,000 people—have no way to save for retirement through automatic payroll deductions. AARP Kentucky is asking lawmakers to create a Work and Save plan, which would make it easier for small businesses to offer their employees a way to save. The plan would be voluntary and portable, so …

— AARP will hold its second annual AARP Day at the Races on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Between races, you can learn about AARP’s work in Kentucky. Grab a “passport” and visit with AARP staff and volunteers to get it stamped at four fun tables: “The Starting Gate” (About AARP), “The Paddock” (Caregiving), “The Home Stretch” (AARP Fraud Watch Network) and “The Finish Line” (Social Security). AARP members and their guests can enjoy a hot buffet for …