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Our team of AARP Wisconsin red-shirted volunteers is having a huge presence at all six of the state budget hearings being held across the state in April, and one of the ideas we’re floating at these hearings is something we’re calling the “Silver Dividend.”
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AARP Virginia state advocacy volunteers will be fighting for Virginians age 50+ at state budget hearings on January 7.
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It’s an action-packed day when the Youngstown State Penguins face off against the South Dakota Jackrabbits on Saturday, Oct. 17, with tailgate fun, private behind-the-scenes tour, a homecoming parade at 2 pm and kickoff at 4 pm.
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Delaware is home to a growing influx of people age 50-plus who want to enjoy their next chapter of life. They seek out the state’s beaches, great restaurants and a close proximity to major cities. They believe their futures are financially sound in the First State, and that they will have a high quality of life. But this burgeoning population has something to worry about - a loophole in the law that could be sapping up to 5 years’ worth of their retirement income.
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AARP Study Quantifies Social Security Benefits’ Critical Contributions to National, State Economies
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Join AARP Colorado's advocacy team this month and learn more about state and federal issues impacting AARP members, as well as the state as a whole.
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UPDATE:  Thursday night, the Senate passed the budget; the pension payment is secure!
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Tallahassee, Fla.  – AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson issued this statement Friday in reaction to the federal Health and Human Services’ Department decision to approve a state plan to transfer all Florida Medicaid patients needing acute health care into managed-care plans:   
AARP applauds the Illinois General Assembly for passing a budget that more adequately addresses the needs of our state’s senior population and recognizes the value and cost effectiveness of home and community based senior services. The budget addresses concerns about the backlog of unpaid bills owed to senior service organizations for the past several years. While the backlog still exists, the budget ensures that no additional bills will go unpaid moving forward. For the first time in a decade, the state’s Community Care Program will be funded more adequately to reflect the true cost of services. The Community Care program enables seniors to stay in their own homes and live independently as they age. The budget allows approximately 10,000 more Illinois seniors to access that program. The budget also means additional funding for critical programs such as the Elder Abuse and Neglect Program, the Adult Protective Services Program and home delivered meals. We all understand that the state budget faces many challenges – but AARP commends the General Assembly for passing a budget that protects the community services and supports that Illinois seniors rely on to remain in their own homes as they age and we urge Governor Quinn to sign the measure into law.
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