—   Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community AARP Indiana is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors older Hoosiers who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Do you know a volunteer age 50+ that is using his or her skills and experience to make a significant difference in your community? Honor his or her dedication, commitment, and creativity with AARP’s …

— November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 42 million Americans, 1.3 million Hoosiers, who help care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – as opposed to costly institutions. Today, the average family caregiver is a 49-year-old female, who takes care of a 77-year-old woman – usually her mother. She provides 20 hours a week of assistance to her loved one, although she may be on call around-the-clock. Bottom …

—         You can reach us during business hours at: One North Capitol Avenue Suite 1275 Indianapolis, IN 46204-2025 Phone: 1-866-448-3618 (toll-free) Fax: 317-423-2211 or 2299 inaarp@aarp.org  Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Local Map Media inquiries:  Contact Jason Tomcsi, jtomcsi@aarp.org, 317-423-7105. Directions: AARP Indiana is in downtown Indianapolis at the northeast corner of Capitol Avenue and Washington Street, across from the State Capitol building. We are committed to helping Hoosiers 50+ live their best lives possible. …

— By AARP Indiana State President Curt Sylvester Remember just last year when political leaders told us they would not cut Social Security benefits for people currently in the program?  That promise may soon be put to the test.  President Obama’s budget due out next week will likely include a proposal called “chained CPI,” a fancy Washington term that really means cutting Social Security and veterans’ benefits, and increasing taxes for most taxpayers. The chained CPI would cut the cost-of-living adjustment …