— AARP Tennessee is supporting a new way for Tennesseans to save for retirement. A new proposal in the Tennessee General Assembly would create the Voluntary Employee Retirement Accounts plan which will allow the state treasurer to authorize the establishment of a voluntary employee retirement account program.  If established, employers and employees may voluntarily participate in the program. “We know that people are 15 times more likely to save for retirement through payroll deduction, but many small business across Tennessee do …

— 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 …

— AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS 50 million served, 50 million more to go (Nashville, Tenn.) — Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. Find a Tax-Aide Location Near You >> AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 …

— Join two live webinars to find out how to identify and react to changes in your loved one’s behavior AARP Family Caregiving Online Learning Series Recognizing the Signs Your Loved One Needs More Care Tuesday, January 23, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET Local Resources for Caregivers Tuesday, January 30, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET What if your loved one loses interest in a favorite hobby? Or misses an in important date? Or forgets to pay the bills? What …

— Join our online event for free job searching tips, tools resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats and more. AARP’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills Thursday, January 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund …

— By Hollie Deese After Chuck Cavalier, 70, had a stroke in 2003, he was unable to drive for a long time. He moved to Franklin from California five years ago to be near his children and has regained enough movement that he can drive again, on a limited basis. He said he hated the idea of being dependent on his children for rides, and taxis and ride-share services were expensive. Then he learned about a local service that provides transportation …

— Employees are much more likely to save for retirement if they can do so through automatic payroll deductions. Yet more than 55 million U.S. workers do not have access to a savings plan at work. When the state legislature convenes in January, AARP Tennessee will be pushing for Work and Save, a program that would make it easy for small businesses that do not currently offer a 401(k) or similar plan to give workers a way to put money aside …

— By Alan Marx, AARP Tennessee Consumer Watchdog How many times each year do you receive mail, email or telephone calls offering you free goods or services? The word “free” is used in advertising because it is highly likely to get your attention. The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) knows this, and it has filed two recent cases focusing on the tactics used with the promise of free goods to promote sales. Unfortunately, the promise of something “free” can be used to …

— By Lance Wiedower Ron Schlagheck’s mother was a reasonably healthy person, living until 95. But the last eight years brought challenges for the family following her diagnosis with vascular dementia. Talking to other caregivers has given Ron and his wife, Cecelia, perspective on how tough caring for a loved one can be. “It’s easy to say ‘I’ll take care of them,’ but you don’t realize the toll it takes on you,” Cecelia said. “The illness gets deeper and before you …

— Kingston’s Kathy Parks selected for AARP’s Most Prestigious Volunteer Award  MEMPHIS, Tenn. – AARP is pleased to announce that Kathy Parks has been selected to receive the 2017 AARP Tennessee Andrus Award for Community Service.  This honor is the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award, recognizing people for service which has greatly benefited the community, supporting AARP’s vision and mission, and inspiring others.  The award is named for AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. “This award acts as …