“Drumming for Health” Drum Circle coming Oct 25th!

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Join us for a free and interactive drum circle at the Beatitudes Church in Glendale on Tuesday, October 25th from 6 to 7:30 p.m.! Drum circles have been around since ancient times, with strong roots in African and Native American cultures. Now the therapeutic benefits of beating drums and creating rhythms are reaching broader audiences.  Drumming helps connect the world of music and rhythm with wellness and well-being. Drumming has proven not only to reduce stress but to boost the …

Community Educators Offer Presentations to Groups

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AARP Arizona’s Community Educators Program currently offers a series of free presentations on Medicare, Social Security, the Affordable Care Act, Finances 50+, and Fraud Prevention. Presentations on these issues are offered upon request by trained AARP volunteers for small groups and organizations, at conferences, and also at special events and workshops. Below is a list of the presentations available through the Arizona AARP Community Educators Program: MEDICARE: The ABCDs of Medicare Did you know Medicare comes in either Traditional Medicare …

Volunteer Presenters Needed for AARP Community Program

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AARP Arizona’s Community Educators Program is recruiting volunteers who would like to present on a variety of topics to the general public and at special events. “Our AARP Arizona Community Educators Program volunteers are very passionate about presenting information on fraud prevention, retirement security, Medicare and Social Security to people in communities across our state,” said David Parra, Associate State Director for AARP Arizona. “But more volunteer presenters are needed for our program.” Parra adds that AARP Arizona staff providing …

First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix Hosts AARP Shred Event April 30

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The AARP Fraud Watch Network will be hosting a free shred-a-thon event at the First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix on Saturday, April 30 as a way to help people combat falling victim to identity theft. Recent figures show that Arizona remains within the top ten states for I.D. theft complaints according to the Federal Trade Commission. “Pieces of your personal information can be a gold mine to an identity thief,” said Dana Marie Kennedy, AARP Arizona State Director. “And …

Fraud Watch Network Mesa Shred Event April 9

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Shredding documents is one way to combat falling victim to identity theft. Recent figures show that Arizona remains within the top ten states for I.D. theft complaints according to the Federal Trade Commission. The AARP Fraud Watch Network will be hosting a free shred-a-thon event in Mesa on Saturday, April 9 as a way to help people combat falling victim to identity theft. “Pieces of your personal information can be a gold mine to an identity thief,” said Dana Marie …

Saving on the Electric Bill Will Get Harder Under UNS Proposal

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For many older Arizonans, managing monthly household expenses is not easy. When a monthly budget is tight, often seniors, however dangerous, try to keep power bills down by turning up the thermostat in the summer or turning it down in the winter. But saving money on electricity will be less effective if UNS is allowed to raise the fixed charges on monthly bills. Fixed charges are owed even before you turn on a light switch! First, UNS has asked to …

Volunteers Needed to Help Tutor Kids in Phoenix and Tempe Elementary School Districts

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AARP Experience Corps is recruiting volunteers who are interested in tutoring first, second and third graders in the Tempe Elementary Schools. AARP Experience Corps is a literacy skills tutoring program designed to provide support to struggling students in the area of reading. “We’re recruiting volunteers who are 50 plus years of age and interested in helping kids with their reading,” said Rebecca Bond, Program Director for AARP Experience Corps. AARP Experience Corps volunteers are asked to commit for an entire …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program Helping People Through April 15

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax counseling and tax preparation through April 15 for people of middle and low incomes, with special attention given to those over 60. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and offer help with personal income tax returns at various locations throughout Arizona, including senior centers, libraries and churches. For more information and to find a AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site near you click here.

Beatitudes Campus Announces AARP Educational Fund

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AARP Arizona’s work with the Beatitudes Campus in hosting a “Caregivers in Motion” respite event in Phoenix last fall has resulted in the campus establishing an AARP Educational Fund. “We’re excited that the Beatitudes Campus is continuing our joint efforts to support family caregivers beyond our recent respite day event with the establishment of this fund,” said Dana Marie Kennedy, AARP Arizona State Director. “This fund creates further opportunities for Beatitudes Campus staff to attend trainings and seminars that will …

Volunteer with Us!

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Are you interested in exploring volunteer opportunities with AARP Arizona? We know that you have a lifetime of experience to offer. If you’re looking for a place to share it, AARP can help. We work with a broad network of community partners and aging network organizations in Arizona in which you can find a nitch where you can use your life’s skills and experience volunteering in fun and engaging opportunities.  We are especially looking for volunteers who can help out …