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Caring for an ailing relative can be taxing, and AARP Tennessee wants the Volunteer State’s 980,000 caregivers to know of new rights that make their job easier.
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Most older Americans want to age in place, staying in their home and community, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute. But to do that, residents need safe, walkable streets and sidewalks.
AARP Meal Pack Challenge - Memphis TN
AARP Foundation Challenges Memphis to Pack 500,000 Meals for Hungry Seniors
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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.
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AARP Tennessee has teamed up with AARP Kentucky to cosponsor the third annual Welcome Home festival for veterans Sept. 13-16 in Clarksville. The Volunteer State is home to more than 500,000 veterans, and Clarksville is home to Fort Campbell, one of the largest Army bases in the nation.
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The IMPROVE Act, a policy proposed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, has passed the state legislature. This bill, which became law on July 1, 2017, will have a significant impact on the entire state. The main premise behind the IMPROVE Act is to generate funding for transportation infrastructure projects, many of which are critical to the viability of rural communities across the state.
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Please plan to join us for a special event on July 13 as we discuss how to embrace aging. AARP is sponsoring this exclusive forum will connect individuals and families to community resources. This conference will offer a look at tomorrow’s possibilities in the financial, health, home and social areas of aging.
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There’s a lot to see and do in Nashville, but getting around is not so easy for residents who no longer drive. That’s why AARP Tennessee has joined a coalition developing Senior Ride Nashville, an assisted ride service that will provide affordable transportation for residents 60 and older. Clients will pay a small annual membership fee and prepay for low-cost rides.
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By Alan Marx, AARP Tennessee Consumer Watchdog
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