— AARP Tennessee is supporting a new way for Tennesseans to save for retirement. A bill 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 not …

— AARP has partnered with the Jackson Generals baseball team to create a special offer for AARP members and their families! Come out to the ballpark and enjoy a great night of family-friendly fun with a special package for AARP members. AARP Night at the Jackson Generals Thursday, May 3, 2018 Jackson Generals vs. Montgomery Biscuits $20 gets you a ticket and admission to a special pre-game picnic where you’ll have your choice of a hamburger or hotdog, 2 sides and …

— 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 …

—   Did you know that Tennessee ranks among the top states in the entire U.S. for AARP volunteers?  We truly are the Volunteer State! Members and friends are working with us statewide to make our communities more livable for people of all ages, provide resources for folks caring for loved ones and raise awareness about fraud and scams.  Below, you’ll find even more ways to help! CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES Not sure what you’d like to do? Just complete our online interest form and …

— 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 …

— What Makes a Community Livable? Find out at a special event, when Active Knox and AARP Tennessee co-host an interactive forum to talk about how we can all work together to make Knoxville a more livable community. Hear from community leaders, elected officials and special guest, Jana Lynott, a national expert about how to create communities for people of all ages. DATE: Tuesday, April 24 TIME: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Program starts at 6 p.m. WHERE: Bridgewater Place (Kingston …

— AARP Tennessee will host and co-host several free shredding events across the state in April. Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen, and shredding sensitive documents is a great way to protect yourself against scammers. So, gather up the documents you’d like to shred and come see us at one of the FREE shredding events we have planned in April. Brentwood (Nashville area) Sat., April 21 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CDT The Brentwood Library 8109 Concord Road Brentwood, TN …

— By Alan Marx, AARP Tennessee Consumer Watchdog On September 21, 2012, a patient in Tennessee was diagnosed with fungal meningitis, a very rare disease.  The Tennessee case soon was followed by many more. The Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) found that 753 people in 20 states were diagnosed in 2012 with a persistent fungal infection after being treated with a preservative-free pharmaceutical known as methylprednisolone acetate (“MPA”).  64 people in 9 states died of the disease.  Some of the infected …

— By Sheila Burke Nearly four years ago, Claire Johnson and her husband, Wayne, packed up and moved from Seattle to retire in Kingsport. With a population of just under 53,000, this city, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians, couldn’t have been more different from the cosmopolitan tech hub they left behind. She was hesitant about the move at first, but Johnson says she was pleasantly surprised by how much she liked her new life in Tennessee. The Johnsons enjoy …

— 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 …