PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 

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Public News Service - AZ: Senior Issues

AARP predicts changes to Medicaid under the proposed American Health Care Act would force older Arizonans into nursing homes sooner than necessary. (Pixabay)<br />

PHOENIX – Arizona may hold a precarious place in the new health care system proposed by House Republicans. The reasons are the state's aging population and higher than average insurance costs, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The foundations says for most Arizonans, the tax credi

Senior advocates are launching a campaign against proposals to voucherize Medicare.(Liljoel/Morguefile)

PHOENIX -- Senior advocates in the Grand Canyon State are speaking out against proposals in Congress to replace Medicare with a voucher system. AARP Arizona is part of a national campaign, launched this week, opposing Speaker Paul Ryan's plan to provide seniors with a fixed monthly subsidy with wh

AARP Arizona will be pushing for several new bills to help family caregivers in 2017. (Renown Rehab)

PHOENIX -- The new legislative session will begin on Monday, and advocates for people age 50 and older are laying out their priorities for 2017 - and they include a tax credit for caregivers. One in eight Arizonans - about 804,000 people - spends at least one hour per week helping an elderly frien

Dr. Len Kirschner, a retired USAF colonel and active volunteer, is the 2016 recipient of the AARP's highest honor, the Andrus Award. (AARP Arizona)

PHOENIX -- AARP Arizona is honoring dozens of volunteers for the many hours they've contributed to their communities over the past year. The organization's highest honor, the Andrus Award, goes to Dr. Len Kirschner, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and former AARP Arizona state president. Kirschne

AARP's Jo Ann Jenkins says research shows people who are happy at work tend to live seven years longer than those who aren't. (

PHOENIX — In the U.S., an average of 10,000 people per day turn 65, and demographics indicate that trend is going to continue for the next 14 years. The fastest-growing age group is people over age 85, and the second-fastest is those over 100. When Social Security debuted in 1935, the averag

The AARP Foundation's Tax Aide program is one of many volunteer opportunities showcased on the website '' (AARP Foundation)

PHOENIX – One in four American adults – more than 62 million people – does some volunteering, and together they donate almost 8 billion hours of their time each year. And now, AARP is making it easy for people to get involved. On the group's website, anyone ca

AARP’s Disrupt Aging program challenges people to find new directions in their lives once they reach retirement age. (Neyya/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX -- Americans are aging differently than they did a generation or two ago, and AARP is working to not just help people live longer, but also better. AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins said she is on a mission to "Disrupt Aging," by helping people 50 and older overcome the stereotypes of aging and rede

A WalletHub survey ranks Arizona residents 29th in the country in terms of their financial literacy. (iStock)

PHOENIX - A survey of financial literacy shows Arizona residents need to improve their understanding how to manage their money. The state ranks 29th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia for its residents' money-management skills, according to information from the online survey company

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