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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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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 …

AARP Phoenix History Event June 19

Posted on 05/28/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Are you an Arizona history buff?  Come and learn about Arizona’s early pioneers at an AARP Phoenix History event at our office on June 19 at 9 a.m. Arizona native, Frank Barrios, will give a presentation about the downtown Phoenix Pioneer Cemeteries and talk about all the famous Arizona people who are buried there. Come and have a free cup of coffee and a donut while you learn more about our Phoenix roots! Seating is limited!  Register here. AARP Arizona …

AARP Real Possiblities Virtual Career Fair June 3

Posted on 05/28/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Looking for work? AARP can help! Join us for the AARP Real Possibilities Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 10am-7pm ET featuring our Life Reimagined for Work hiring employers! Visit the AARP Real Possibilities Lounge and get expert job search advice specifically for experienced workers. Can’t make the live date? Register anyway. And you’ll be able to visit the virtual career fair environment for 30 days. Register here.

AARP Foundation Bilingual Housing Solutions Center Connects 50+ at-risk Homeowners to Free HUD-Certified Counseling

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Foundation, in an effort to help seniors avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes, is connecting at-risk homeowners over the age of 50 to free HUD-certified counseling, resources and education through its bilingual Housing Solutions Center. Millions of older Americans are carrying more mortgage debt than ever before. From 2007 to 2011, more than 1.5 million older Americans lost their homes as a result of the mortgage crisis and more than three million are at risk today of losing …

AARP Arizona Volunteers Press Congress on Vital Issues

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Issues Include Bipartisan Older Americans Act, Medicare, Age Discrimination, Transportation Safety and More  Today, in the midst of Older Americans Month, AARP Arizona volunteers and staff visited Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to back bills, including the Older Americans Act that can help Americans live their best lives. Visits to various offices of Arizona’s Congressional Delegation took place to discuss a variety of issues crucial to older Americans.       “During the month that celebrates and recognizes older Americans, we …

AARP Phoenix Hosts Brain Health Event

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Phoenix recently hosted a Brain Health seminar in Mesa, Arizona, where a panel of guest experts talked about the importance of keeping your brain healthy as you age. Among the guest speakers was Dr. Matt Huentelman, an Associate Professor in the Neurogenomics Division at the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute (“TGen”). Watch Dr. Huentelman talk about the important things people can do to keep their brain healthy here. In addition to Dr. Huentelman, the seminar featured panel expert Dr. …