— 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 …

— 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 …

— A 4-H team of middle-schoolers who call themselves the Golden Girls took home AARP Kentucky’s Age-Friendly City Award in a statewide Future City Competition. The contest challenged students to imagine, research, design and build cities of the future. The winning team—Madie Alderdice, Kayla Aldridge, Lexie Mathis, Jenna Shupe and Connor Thomas, all of Graves County—envisioned a city with organic gardens, preservative-free foods, a ban on toxins, registered dieticians helping residents plan healthy meals; an enjoyable fitness program; houses built with …