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AARP Arizona Hosts Free Presentation on Fraud, February 12

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Arizona will host a free presentation on the Fraud Watch Network this February. Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud. Discover con artists tactics and how they trick their victims out of their hard-earned cash. Hear about the latest local scams, and how you can sign up for free monthly Watchdog alerts through AARP. This free presentation will be held on Thursday, February 12 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the Christ Community Methodist Church, 104 W. Western …

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 …

AARP Hosts History Event, “The History of Arizona’s Capitols–from Prescott to Phoenix,” February 10

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

AARP Arizona hosts the latest installment of the AARP Phoenix History series this February. Special guest, Alice Duckworth, Outreach Coordinator with the Arizona Capitol Museum will present “The History of Arizona’s Capitols–from Prescott to Phoenix” at the AARP Arizona state office. Duckworth will explain the history of Arizona’s state capitol, how it was moved from Prescott to Tucson, back to Prescott and eventually landed in Phoenix. Using her experience as a teacher, museum educator and historical interpreter, she will present …

Yuma Police and AARP Smart Driver Team Up to Host January Driver Safety Course

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Keeping up-to-date on the “rules of the road” is essential to smart driving. To help assist in this effort, the Yuma Police Department is teaming up with AARP Driver Safety to host a Smart Driver course on January 27 for local area residents. AARP Smart Driver is the nation’s largest voluntary defensive driving course especially designed for drivers age 50 and older. AARP membership is not required to participate in the class. “Since 2002, the Yuma Police Department has hosted …

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, …

AARP Arizona Painting Party, January 28

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

AARP Arizona hosts another painting party at Pinot’s Palette this January. Unleash your inner artist with this unique two-hour event. Get inspired by a local artist who will guide you step-by-step through a featured 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, January 28, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Where: Pinot’s Palette 10625 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite D142 in Phoenix To register for this free …