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Frank Gardner: Driven to help for over 20 years

Posted on 05/19/2015 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

The year was 1992. Unforgiven won the Oscar for Best Picture, the Chicago Bulls won the NBA Championship and 60 Minutes was the top-rated TV program.  It was also the year that Frank Gardner took his first of two Driver Safety classroom courses. Little did Frank know that he would ultimately be “behind-the-wheel” of AARP Driver Safety in Arkansas as one of its most active instructors. Over the last two decades, Gardner, who averages about 15 classes a year, has taught more …

Join AARP June 18 for a FREE screening of ‘Still Alice’

Posted on 05/19/2015 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

In connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers, you are invited to attend a free screening of the film  Still Alice and learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones. I Heart Caregivers works to recognize and support the 42 million Americans, including 478,000 Arkansans, who perform a great labor of love every day — caring for older parents, spouses and others to help them live independently at home, where they want to be. Still Alice stars Julianne Moore in her Academy …

Volunteer Opportunity: Speak Up

Posted on 05/19/2015 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

 AARP Arkansas is looking for experienced public speakers to help facilitate some of our programs and make presentations throughout the state. One of these programs is the popular Fraud Watch Workshop. We’re looking to expand this to every corner of the state and need volunteers to help do that. Likely audiences include Rotary and Kiwanis clubs; local AARP chapters and Arkansas Retired Teachers Association local units; business and professional networks; and political clubs. Training is included. If you are interested, please …

Outreach & Education Leads sought for the Area Hubs

Posted on 11/19/2013 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

AARP Arkansas’ Community Outreach efforts depend on dedicated volunteers who help people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities; strengthen communities; and fight for the issues that matter–healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We’re looking for volunteers to help plan and coordinate exhibits. If you can help, call Lou Tobian with AARP Arkansas at 501-217-1638.

Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour Bus is coming to Arkansas

Posted on 10/29/2013 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

Tour Bus provides health tests, assessments, education and consulting services for FREE! The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP will provide free health tests at events throughout Central Arkansas. The three free health tests, valued at over $100, measure 10 key indicators that include total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age and body weight. The tests are administered to adults age 18 years and older by …

Arkansas State Director Maria Reynolds-Diaz speaks to AANHR Rally

Posted on 10/24/2013 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

  On a windy, sunny October day, the front of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock was the scene of the Tenth Annual Residents’ Rights Rally hosted by the Arkansas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents.  The Rally, designed to spotlight and honor the contributions of the Arkansas State Ombudsman Program, featured remarks from AARP Arkansas State Director Maria Reynolds-Diaz; AANHR President Martha Deaver; Kathie Gately, Arkansas State Ombudsman; and Dr. David Montague, Director of the Senior Justice Center at the …