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Cynthia Fagyas


Cynthia Fagyas is the Communications Director for AARP in Arizona. Cynthia joined AARP Arizona in 2000. She is responsible for publicizing AARP sponsored events, general media relations and internal communications.

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Small Group Events Help People Figure Out Their “What’s Next?”

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Life Reimagined is a new way of thinking about what’s next in your life. Backed by decades of research, Life Reimagined can help you discover possibilities, prepare for change, and make your ideas real – whether you’re focused on work, health, relationships or finally pursuing your passion. AARP in Phoenix has volunteers that are available to conduct  “Life Reimagined Check-up” events for small group gatherings (20 people) across the Valley. Sandy Rupp is a Lead Volunteer for Life Reimagined in …

Over 15,000 lbs. of Paper Shredded during Phoenix Fraud Watch Network Event

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Volunteers and staff helped local residents unload boxes of personal documents for shredding at a recent AARP Fraud Watch Network shred-a-thon event held at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix. “We counted nearly 200 cars during the Saturday shred-a-thon and think it was a great success,” said Cynthia Fagyas, AARP Arizona Communications Director. “All total, there was over 15,000 pounds of paper shredded during the event.” The effort was part of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network activities in which AARP …

I Heart Caregivers in Arizona

Posted on 11/11/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Across Arizona, over 855,000 unsung heroes care for parents, spouses, aunts, uncles, friends, and other loved ones – helping them stay at home, with dignity, as they age. This silent army helps with bathing and dressing, transportation, meal preparation, and even complicated medical tasks like wound care and medication management. They are family caregivers. AARP recently launched a new initiative called I Heart Caregivers to recognize and honor family caregivers who give their hearts each and every day; to share …

AARP Among Community Partners Supporting Rio Salado College Intergenerational Sustainability Program

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

AARP Arizona, the City of Surprise, Surprise Community Garden, RISE Life Long Learning Center and Birt’s Bistro have partnered to launch a new program designed to teach multi-generational learners how to choose, grow and cook their own super foods. The new Intergenerational Sustainability Program is being made possible by a grant awarded by the City of Surprise. The program is comprised of three non-credit classes that focus on the science of food and nutrition, gardening techniques and the cooking of …

AARP SCSEP in Phoenix Seeks Volunteers

Posted on 08/18/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP is seeking individuals for a new volunteer role called Integration Navigator, located in our AARP Foundation SCSEP office in central Phoenix. AARP has a variety of free programs & services designed to help individuals 50 and older. As a volunteer Integration Navigator, you will work one-on-one with individuals who come into the AARP Foundation SCSEP office. You will help connect them to programs, services, and events that can help them live more full and rewarding lives. Volunteers are needed …

Should You Take the AARP Smart Driver Course?

Posted on 08/18/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s largest driver safety course and is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. By taking the AARP Smart Driver Course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your …