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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 …

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 …

Don Ritchie on Advocating for Older Arizonans

Posted on 01/2/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Don Ritchie of Mesa, Arizona, is a former educator who taught Arizona Department of Corrections’ inmates math and reading in preparation for their G.E.D. He retired after 25 years and began looking for volunteer opportunities. An article in the AARP Bulletin featuring Arizona’s Advocacy Steering Committee sparked his interest. “I wanted to learn about AARP Arizona’s advocacy work so I attended their annual meeting,” says Ritchie. “Afterward, I knew I wanted to get involved, lending a hand in advocating for …

AARP Study Reveals Top Technologies That May Improve Driver Safety

Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Driver Safety, in partnership with the MIT Age Lab and The Hartford recently completed a study that outlined vehicle technologies that help meet the unique needs, concerns and priorities of everyday drivers. According to the study, several technologies available today assist drivers in judging the distance between their car and others while on the road. These include:    Blind spot warning systems that alert drivers of unseen obstacles, particularly while changing lanes and parking.  Reverse monitoring systems that warn …