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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Join AARP Phoenix, FitPHX and the City of Phoenix for “Meet Me Downtown Phoenix” 5K Walk/Run

Posted on 04/30/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Join AARP Phoenix, FitPHX and the City of Phoenix for a Meet Me Downtown Phoenix 5K walk, run or wheel around downtown Phoenix on Monday, May 4! AARP staff and volunteers will meet at The Corner (50 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix) at 5:15 p.m. and provide free AARP wicking shirts to those who show with their AARP membership cards! The walking group will leave between 5:30 – 5:40 p.m. There will be AARP volunteers along the route to show you …

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

Posted on 04/29/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Experience Corps is recruiting volunteers who are interested in tutoring first, second and third graders in the Tempe and Phoenix District 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, Phoenix area Program Director for AARP Experience Corps. AARP Experience Corps volunteers are asked …

Grow Local! Give Local! New Program Connects Local Businesses to their Community

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

A new program offered by AARP will help provide the opportunity for AARP Members (and those who choose to become members) who own small, local businesses to provide discounts and offers to other AARP Members and their families in Phoenix, while supporting a local non-profit. AARP Member to Member Local Offers will bring together small business owners who are AARP members and customers who are also members. Participating businesses– which must be brick and mortar stores, no larger than a …

AARP Seeks Arizona 2015 Andrus Award Nominees

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Arizona is accepting nominations for its 2015 Arizona Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Arizonans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Arizona is excited to shine a light on 50+ Arizonans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Dana Marie Kennedy, AARP Arizona State Director. Nominations will be evaluated by the Arizona State Office of …

Meet Arizona AARP’s 2015 Volunteer Executive Council

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Arizona Interim State President Virginia Brant of Phoenix chairs the council. Brant has a long history of volunteering with AARP both in advocacy and community outreach. She currently also Chairs Arizona’s Advocacy Steering Committee where she leads AARP’s advocacy efforts at the state capitol . Other members of Arizona’s Executive Council include: Patricia F. Lewis of Surprise is an Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE) with many years of professional experience in not-for-profit management, governance and fund raising. She …

AARP Volunteers Meet Lawmakers on Better Retirement Investment Advice Standard

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Arizona volunteers and staff dropped off petitions (April 28) containing more than 26,000 signatures at the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a conflict of interest standard, following the release of a proposed rule in early April. The petition delivery kicked off several days of action in Washington that included visits to Arizona’s Congressional Delegation on issues such as eliminating conflicts of interest in retirement advice, the Older Americans Act, the Safe Streets Act, the bipartisan Assisting Caregivers …