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AARP Tucson Information Center Offers a Variety of Programs

Posted on 02/17/2015 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 …

“Take Brush to Canvas” Feb. 25 Painting Event

Posted on 02/10/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP in Phoenix is hosting a “Take Brush to Canvas” painting party at Pinot’s Palette on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Unleash your inner artist with this unique two-hour event where a Pinot’s Palette artist will walk you step-by-step through an oil on canvas painting! All painting supplies will be provided with registration, and refreshments will be served. The best part? You’ll be able to leave with your own masterpiece! When: Wednesday, February 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Where: Pinot’s Palette 10625 N. Tatum Boulevard, …

Sun City in the 1960s and The Boswell Connection History Event, February 27

Posted on 02/6/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Arizona hosts another in its history series, “Sun City in the 1960s and The Boswell Connection,” presented by Ed Allen from the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum this February. Join AARP Arizona for some light refreshments and an enthralling presentation on James Boswell II. Discover how one of America’s largest farmers collaborated with Del Webb to develop a new type of “retirement” community in what is now known as Sun City. “Sun City in the 1960s and The Boswell …

Arizona’s David Likness on Volunteering at the AARP Arizona Tucson Information Center

Posted on 02/2/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

David Likness of Tucson, Arizona, is a South Dakota native. He attended Northwestern University’s evening MBA program while working full-time. Post-graduation, Likness relocated to Saudi Arabia and worked in the financial industry overseas for 30 years. He retired in 2001 and decided to move back to the states. After settling in to his new-found home in Arizona, Likness knew he wanted to find a volunteer opportunity that would allow him to work with mature adults. “I noticed an article in …

Arizona’s Joyce Sprengel on Educating Today’s Aging Population

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Joyce Sprengel of Sun City, Arizona, worked for Holiday Retirement Communities for 11 years and recently retired as a regional training coach for activity directors. She joined the AARP Arizona Community Educators Program (CEP) as a volunteer in 2012. “Having worked with the aging population, I felt there was a great need for the information the CEP program offers,” said Sprengel. “I wanted to help people improve their understanding of the programs they rely on in retirement, namely Medicare and …

Spousal Caregiving: An Act of Love

Posted on 01/5/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona is home to nearly 855,000 family caregivers who provide a great labor of love to ill and aging loved ones. At $11.50 an hour, AARP estimates their in-home caregiving in Arizona is worth more than $9 billion a year. According to a recent study by the AARP Public Policy Institute in conjunction with the United Hospital Fund, the average family caregiver is a 49-year old woman who provides about 20 hours of care per week while juggling other responsibilities, …