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Clarksville AARP: In support of city seniors

co-aarp.jpgClarksville’s chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a dynamic and progressive organization that mets on the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Hilldale United Methodist Church.

Their monthly meetings include informational programs, most recently on St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, whose remarkable service and ministry is available to families and children through our region. One of the goals of the Clarksville AARP is to provide stimulating and thoughtful programs to its local emmbers.

Presently the Chapter, along with all national chapters, are working to sensitize our Congressional leaders to issues of retiremen, medical and financial issues for seniors.

As members, we accept the challenge of informing elected leaders — Senators Corker and Alexander and Representative Blackburn — on the following issues:

  • Ensure all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care, including important preventative and patient care and affordable prescription drugs.
  • Create additional choices for necessary longterm care services
  • Strengthen and protect Social Security for this and all future generations
  • Provide greater access to retirement plans, financial incentives to save and tools to better manage finances and help prepare for retirement
  • Develop policies to help ensure that all workers — regardless of age — can continue to work and contribute to society.

Seniors are invited to join us at our monthly meetings to volunteer to help American become aware of these goals. AARP is non-partisan and does not have a political action committee (PAC), nor does it endorse political candidates or contribute to political campaigns.

Anyone age 50 and older is welcome to join and participate in the AARP programs and activities. Each meeting include refreshments and an opportunity for fellowship.

Rev. Charles Moreland
Rev. Charles Moreland
Rev. Charles Moreland, retired, has lived in Clarksville for seven years and holds great pride in his adopted city and its people. His one objection in Tennessee is the Hall law of taxes on dividends and savings. Charles served in the U.S. Army Chaplaincy from 1966-1986, retiring to serve as a United Methodist pastor near Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He serves on the Boards of Directors for the ARP, Roxy Theater and MCDP. Though retired, he is a regular speaker at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. His five grandchildren, ages two to thirteen years, live in Evansville, Indiana. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in Germany and Korea while on active duty.

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