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GUEST COMMENTARY: Much to celebrate on Medicare’s 49th anniversary

GUEST COMMENTARY: Much to celebrate on Medicare’s 49th anniversary

Medicare isn’t eligible for AARP membership yet, but at 49, it’s looking pretty darn good. Many Hoosiers seem to agree. More than 1 million Indiana residents use the program, and 98 percent of eligible Hoosier seniors were enrolled in Medicare in 2011.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: A granddaddy of a question on the midway

MARC CHASE: A granddaddy of a question on the midway

Amid greasy food, stomach-churning rides and wafting livestock smells came a question I've never before faced.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am
MITCH BARLOGA: Creating safe streets for our aging society

MITCH BARLOGA: Creating safe streets for our aging society

Aging is certainly inevitable, but the impact is greater today than at any time in the history of our country. Those born after World War II -- between 1946 and 1964 -- are affectionately described as the “baby boomer” generation, which in turn produced a huge spike in our population. Now th…

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
Seniors renew their driving skills at the Crete Public Library

Seniors renew their driving skills at the Crete Public Library

Students study the rules of the road with each other at the Crete Public Library District during the AARP Driver Safety Course.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am

AARP's political bent is contrary to seniors' views

This is a response to the letter by AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle ("AARP Supports Obamacare," etc).

April 24, 2014 12:00 am

AARP supports Obamacare for patients' benefit

Larry Evans, of Lansing, is simply wrong when he asserts financial interests drove AARP’s decision to support the Affordable Care Act (“Insurance is useless, so paying fines is cheaper”).

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Insurance is useless, so paying fine is cheaper

It's not really surprising to see an AARP representative promote the Affordable Care Act in the Forum section.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Don’t miss the March 31 ACA enrollment deadline

GUEST COMMENTARY: Don’t miss the March 31 ACA enrollment deadline

Being sick is undeniably stressful, and being sick without health coverage is even more so. For the 13 percent of Hoosiers ages 50 to 64 — about 172,000 people — who were uninsured in 2011, I have a message for you: Please don’t miss the March 31 deadline to buy coverage through the Health I…

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Discussion in E.C. to focus on helping seniors age in homes

EAST CHICAGO | Northwest Indiana Community Action, East Chicago and AARP Indiana will host a forum on aging in place.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am

Senior citizens eligible for free tax returns

MUNSTER | AARP will be preparing tax returns at no cost for senior citizens this year at the Salvation Army, 8225 Columbia Ave.

January 24, 2014 11:28 am
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January 21, 2014 12:00 am

Portage event to focus on senior health care

PORTAGE | AARP Indiana and the Senior Medicare Patrol will host Senior Health Care: What’s Ahead? on Sept. 18 at Woodland Park Social Center, 2100 Willowcreek Road.

September 05, 2013 3:30 pm

Spreading the word on Obamacare

In a commercial marketed toward Oregonians, a woman in a red dress strums a guitar and sings a folksy song about state pride.

August 10, 2013 12:00 pm
STAIRWAYS: WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN

STAIRWAYS: WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN

My mother, who is now almost 80 years old, bought a two-bedroom condominium in south suburban Chicago about 8 years ago,. When condo shopping she had several deal-breaking criteria which stemmed from the fact that this would be the last time she moved. She would go out feet first she pronoun…

June 25, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Laporte hospital in top 20 for safety

LAPORTE | IU Health La Porte Hospital is viewed as one of the best in terms of patient safety, according to AARP.

May 14, 2013 10:00 am
SNOWBIRDS in Florida: THE BASICS ABOUT RETIRING TO FLORIDA

SNOWBIRDS in Florida: THE BASICS ABOUT RETIRING TO FLORIDA

http://www.bestguide-retirementcommunities.com/

March 20, 2013 9:22 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Look for commonalities, not differences between us

GUEST COMMENTARY: Look for commonalities, not differences between us

From our Neanderthal beginnings, we as humans banded together for survival and efficiency. Hunter-gatherers were more effective when working toward a mutual goal. So that we might better our chance of survival, we came together for our own sake. Even if the saber-toothed tiger succeeded in p…

February 12, 2013 12:00 am
More seniors are choosing to age in place. These upgrades can make your current home a permanent staycation spot after retirement

More seniors are choosing to age in place. These upgrades can make your current home a permanent staycation spot after retirement

More seniors are choosing to age in place. These upgrades can make your current home a permanent staycation spot after retirement

February 09, 2013 12:00 am

AARP Tax Service available at the Crown Point Library

CROWN POINT | The AARP will provide free tax service, by appointment only, in the Tri Kappa Meeting Room on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. beginning Feb. 4 through April 10.

January 15, 2013 1:27 pm
Advocacy group encourages elderly to get flu shots

Advocacy group encourages elderly to get flu shots

Dr. Meeta Khan wears a face mask as she examines a respiratory patient at the Rush University Hospital emergency department on Thursday in Chicago. Flu season in the U.S. has hit early and, in some places, hard. But whether this will be considered a bad season by the time it has run its cour…

January 11, 2013 12:00 am
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