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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 Their “What’s Next?”

Posted on 08/19/2014 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 Life Reimagined volunteers that are available to conduct “Check-up” events for small group gatherings across the Valley and in metro Phoenix.  Sandy Rupp is the Lead Volunteer for Life …

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 …

Meet Arizona’s Volunteer Executive Council

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

AARP Arizona’s 2014 Executive Council is a volunteer leadership committee that helps set the strategic direction for the national nonprofit organization in Arizona. AARP Arizona State President Carl Erickson of Litchfield Park chairs the council. Erickson has a long history of volunteering in the business and faith communities. He has served on the boards of the United Way and the “Safe at Home” initiative in Utah. His business experience spans 40 years in management with JCPenney where he worked in …

Tucson AARP Community Groups Offer Networking and Volunteer Opportunities

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

Making connections, networking, meeting new people and having fun are all part of belonging to an AARP “Community Group” in Tucson. Last year, AARP Arizona launched the community groups as part of a larger pilot program offered by the national nonprofit organization. Now a year later, what began as a unique idea has flourished with two active AARP Community Groups in Northwest and East Tucson. “We think people have gotten involved with the groups because they offer unique opportunities to …

Retired Tempe Business Owner Finds Fulfillment in the Classroom

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Adults 50 and over Sought to Tutor Elementary-age Children in Reading For years Warren Rucker owned a sign business in greater Phoenix. As a small business owner, Rucker hired a lot of semi-skilled labor; mainly young people with a high school education. He says he was constantly surprised by the number of potential employees who were functionally illiterate despite having their high school diploma. Throughout his years in business, it worried him that so many young people didn’t seem to …