AARP Arizona

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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Drumming for Health Feb. 23 Drum Circle!

Posted on 02/4/2016 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Join us for a free and interactive drum circle at the Beatitudes Church in Glendale on Tuesday, Feb. 23! 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, rhythm with wellness-and well-being. Drumming has proven not only to reduce stress but to boost the immune system while promoting a sense of …

Car Fit Check-Up Event Feb. 19 in Glendale

Posted on 02/3/2016 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

HealthSouth Valley of the Sun will be hosting a CarFit checkup event in Glendale on Friday, Feb. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. The CarFit checkup events are free,  interactive and educational in that it teaches participants how to make their personal vehicle “fit” to increase safety and mobility when driving. The Glendale CarFit event will be held at 13460 N. 67th Avenue in Glendale. Please schedule ahead to reserve your free CarFit appointment during the Feb. 19 event by …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Opens Feb. 1

Posted on 02/1/2016 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide begins offering free tax counseling and tax preparation assistance Feb. 1 for people of middle and low incomes, with special attention given to those over 60. The program will operate through April 15, the deadline for filing 2016 tax returns. 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 …

Beatitudes Campus Announces AARP Educational Fund

Posted on 01/29/2016 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

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!

Posted on 01/25/2016 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

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 …

Arizona AARP 2016 Advocacy Priorities

Posted on 01/14/2016 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona AARP’s has announced its Advocacy Priorities for 2016. AARP volunteers will be engaged in efforts to support these issues during the 2016 Arizona legislative session, which kicked off on Jan. 11. 2016 Arizona Advocacy Priorities: Protecting Retirement Income – A secure retirement is composed of four pillars: Social Security, pensions and savings, earnings and health insurance. AARP will strongly support public and private pension plans keeping the promises made to workers and retirees invested in the plans to ensure …