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AARP Tucson Annual Day of Service: Ben’s Bells

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

About 20 AARP Tucson area volunteers and staff donated time to Ben’s Bells as part of AARP’s national Day of Service on September 11th. Ben’s Bells is a non-profit organization whose volunteers create ceramic wind chimes, and randomly place them in the community to raise awareness of kindness in today’s society. Founded in 2002 by Jeannette and Dean Maré, the bells were originally created as a coping strategy in remembrance of the couple’s youngest son, Ben, who passed away suddenly …

Protect Yourself from Fraud, Free Seminar Sept. 23

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Arizona hosts a free Fraud Watch Network seminar on September 23. Come out and learn about con artists tactics. Get the latest information on scams in your area, and find out what you can do to protect yourself from becoming a victim. When: Tuesday, September 23 4:00-5:30 p.m. Where: Benevilla – Birt’s Bistro Helen & John M. Jacobs Independence Plaza 16752 N. Greasewood St. Surprise, AZ 85378 Seating is limited for this free event and registration is required. RSVP …

AARP Tucson Information Center Offers a Variety of Programs

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

The AARP Arizona Tucson Information Center, established in December 2004, offers a host of AARP programs for members and non-members alike. AARP Driver Safety hosts its Smart Driver course monthly at the Center. Smart Driver is a voluntary defensive driving course designed for the 50+ driver. Trained volunteer instructors review the rules of the road, and teach participants how to adjust their driving to make up for age-related changes. “In addition, the Center is home to the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide …

How Does the Affordable Care Act Affect You? Find Out on September 23

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Arizona will host a free presentation on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Learn about the new health care law and what it means for those with and without health insurance, for those on Medicare and for small business owners. When: Tuesday, September 23, 10:00-11:00 A.M. Where: Avondale Community Center, 1007 S. 3rd St., Avondale, AZ 85323 For more information, please call (623) 333-2417.

Arizona’s Community Educators Program Seeks New Volunteers

Posted on 09/15/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Are you a people person? Do you like giving presentations? AARP Arizona’s Community Educators Program may be for you! Volunteers with the program present workshops across the state on important topics such as Medicare, Social Security, the Affordable Care Act and the latest addition—the AARP Fraud Watch Network. The AARP Arizona Community Educators Program is currently seeking new volunteers to present on these important topics. “This program is essential to the community,” says David Parra, associate state director at AARP …

Arizona’s Jean Smith on the Community Impact of the Experience Corps

Posted on 09/15/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Jean Smith of Phoenix, Arizona, has been a full-time homemaker for all her life. She dedicated the majority of her time to her children, volunteering with various organizations such as the Girl Scouts of America, the local school district and church while they were growing up. For the past 10 years, she assisted her daughter-in-law with her second grade classroom activities but still found herself yearning for something more. “I had been looking for an opportunity to work one-on-one with …