AARP wants answers in Bellagio attack

The American Association of Retired Persons is raising concerns about the lack of information from local authorities in response to the attacks in Las Vegas.

“On behalf of our members who live in the Las Vegas area, we are imploring the government to release more information on the specifics of the Bellagio attack, said AARP president W. Lee Hammond.  “Despite Las Vegas having been ‘reopened’ shortly after the attack, communications within the city are still fragmented.  We have received queries from the governing organizations of several large retirement communities in the area, asking us to step in as they cannot get answers from local or state authorities.  They and their residents are very concerned about their safety.”

Las Vegas is among U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Places to Retire.”  According to the Las Vegas Insider web site, more than 10 percent of new Las Vegas residents are retirees.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole.

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