— Applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities.  Other types of organizations will be considered on a …

— Join the holiday cheer with AARP Indiana and Joy’s House as we host a Holiday Mixer! The event will be taking place on Tuesday, December  11th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Indianapolis Arts Center. This fun and relaxing time will include a cocktail reception, stress management information presented by Grace at Home, hand massages, live music provided by Ode to Joy, and two make & take options, including essential oils or holiday ornament projects. RSVP today by clicking …

— An online survey designed to provide information to improve the quality of life for older citizens in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne kicks off on Thursday (Nov. 1). AARP Indiana is working with Purdue University’s Center for Regional Development to assess the age-friendliness of Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, communities with an aging population that is expected to grow over the next two decades. The Livable Communities Survey, which is available online through Dec. 15, will determine attitudes and opinions of those …

— AARP Indiana is proud to again sponsor CrimeStoppers of Central Indiana’s Community Shredding & Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, October 20th. Come out to one of the five locations between 10 am and 1 pm, and for a $5 donation per box you can have your information shredded. Small electronics and computers may be recycled for free while a $10 fee will be charged for any TV or computer monitors. Our locations will also be a pharmaceutical drug take back …

— On September 11th, AARP Indiana volunteers took part in meaningful activities throughout the communities of Fishers, Gary, Fort Wayne, and Evansville. Whether it was volunteering at a local food bank or helping to harvest produce to help combat food insecurity, volunteers showed that AARP Cares. For more information on how you can volunteer visit aarp.org/volunteer

— Most Americans agree that family comes first, but the U.S. is the only industrialized country without paid family and  medical leave. In one of the richest countries in the world, having a baby, a medical emergency, or an aging parent can erase a person’s financial future. It’s because of this important need for policies that allow flexible leave policies that AARP Indiana and the Institute for Working Families are bringing the film ZERO WEEKS to five cities across the state. Weaving …

— Communities across Indiana are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in Indiana.  The Community Challenge grants provide communities …

— A couple of years ago Indianapolis Power & Light Co. (IPL) raised utility rates. Now they want to raise them again. IPL is requesting an increase of about $96.7 million in overall annual operating revenues – that’s a 7.1% increase!  Worse yet — they want to increase the “fixed charge” – which is the amount we customers pay regardless of how much electricity we use – from $17 to $27 a month. This is a 60% increase for Hoosier customers …

— Here at AARP, we know that you have a lifetime of experience to offer. If you are looking for a way to share it, we can help. As an AARP volunteer within the Hoosier State you will be front and center in helping to achieve meaningful and impactful change at a local, state, and federal level while having fun along the way! Whether your interests lie in fighting fraud and scams, supporting family caregivers, making your community more safe and …

— At AARP Indiana, our most valuable assets are members like you. You’re uniquely equipped to share your experience and skills to make a difference.   Through education, advocacy and service, AARP volunteers and staff work together to address community needs. And with the skills, knowledge and wisdom you’ve gained over the years, you could be the perfect person to help. Volunteering for AARP Indiana puts you at the forefront of addressing the issues that matter most to the 50+ population …