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PHOTO: Sharlene Geraghty of Hastings was honored by AARP with the 2013 Minnesota Andrus Award for Community Service. Nominations for the 2014 award now are being accepted. Photo courtesy AARP Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The search is on to find and honor those older Minnesotans who are making a difference in their communities through their volunteer work. Jay Haapala, associate state director for community outreach at AARP Minnesota, said the organization now is accepting nominations of those peo ...Read More

PHOTO: Kentucky's health exchange, known as "kynect," has enrolled more than 413,000 people for health insurance coverage.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - About one in 10 Kentucky residents has signed up for insurance coverage under the state's health-benefit exchange known as "kynect." The raw numbers: 413,410 Kentuckians, including Beth Moore from Louisville. She signed up when she became self-employed in January, she said, and in ...Read More

GRAPHIC: According to a new poll performed for AARP, many older Arkansans report age discrimination.  Graphic courtesy AARP.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Older Arkansans overwhelmingly think age discrimination is a problem, an AARP survey shows, and almost all of them favor more legal protection. The poll taken last month spoke to registered Arkansas voters 50 and over. A large number said age discrimination is a reality in the wo ...Read More

PHOTO: Retired physician Brian Livermore of Bemidji says it's critical to seek immediate help upon the onset of heart attack symptoms, as he did last August when he suffered an acute blockage, also known as the "widow-maker." Photo: courtesy American Heart Association

ST. PAUL, Minn. - When a person is suffering from a heart attack, every second counts, and a new campaign starting up this week across Minnesota aims to hasten care and increase the number of survivors. Retired physician Brian Livermore of Bemidji says it's critical to seek immediate help upon the o ...Read More

PHOTO: Kentucky is studying ways to improve services needed by the hundreds of thousands of family caregivers across the state. Photo courtesy AARP Kentucky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - By 2030, just 16 years from now, more than 106,000 Kentuckians will be 85 or older, and that projection has Kentucky's lawmakers calling for a study of services available to family caregivers. The state Senate and House unanimously passed a resolution (CR102) directing their researc ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - Granite Staters interested in launching their own business can get some free expert advice at a pair of forums this week. Economic Development Specialist Hugh Curley, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), said the events are keyed to the growing number of people who are nearing r ...Read More

Photo: Vail has received about 50 inches more snow than it did at this time last year. Photo courtesy of Brendan Gray

VAIL, Colo. - This year the ski resort of Vail is 50 inches ahead in terms of snowfall, compared with this time last season. Winter Park is about 100 inches ahead. That deep snow is a welcome gift to skiers and boarders, but according to FEMA and consumer groups such as AARP, there can be a price to ...Read More

Photo: Rep Paul Ryan calls the 5 trillion dollars in cuts in the GOP budget a "path to prosperity" but NH advocates say they could be devastating to Granite Staters of all ages.

CONCORD, N.Y. – Most simply call it the Ryan budget – the House spending plan that calls for $5 trillion in cuts over 10 years. Local advocates say it could be devastating for Granite Staters of all ages. Stephen Gorin, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers ...Read More

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